What makes these Kindergarten Reading Passages so unique?
This product includes four reading passage topics. Each topic in this set includes two leveled passages (one harder and one easier), and multiple choice and free response answer options for each passage. That’s a total of 16 passage options in this set! The passages have been carefully leveled, and the levels are subtly marked with a small icon in the corner (a heart icon labels the easier version, and the star the harder version). No child will feel left out since the mark is only a small symbol. Because both of the leveled options have the same questions, you can assign each child the page that is most appropriate for their level while still discussing the same topics and questions with the full class. Differentiation made simple! Alternatively, you can always assign the full class the passage option.
Relevant content sparks students’ interest and increases engagement. Not only do these passages have a variety of nonfiction and fiction stories, but your students will also be excited to study topics like holidays and seasons that are part of their present environment. Kindergarteners are at the adorable age where every holiday and season is monumental. Use that to help them develop key reading comprehension skills.
Every passage includes three comprehension questions. Instead of the questions focusing solely on the “what,” special attention has been given to include other types of questions (example: who, when, where, why, how). This prepares children for longer paragraph-driven text they will approach in 1st grade. The students will also be asked to cite the textual evidence for each answer using red, yellow and blue movable clipart pieces. This technique requires students to slow down and think critically during each question. It also helps students develop the habit of reviewing the text again prior to submitting an answer. Additionally, free-response and multiple-choice options are given for each topic. This gives you versatility. Assign the multiple-choice option if you’re crunched for time. Assign free-response to focus on typing, etc.
Full Contents of the Kindergarten May Reading Passages Digital Version:
- A Note To Teacher – Instructions so you’ll know just how to get the most out of these passages
- Passage Differentiation Information – A guide so you can easily differentiate with this resource
- Space Doll Passages & Questions – The first astronaut in space took a doll with him! Learn about their journey in this nonfiction passage. Themes: Space Exploration Day (July 20)
- Flag Day Passages & Questions – Historical fiction narrative meets poetry in this account written through the perspective of a fictional student in Bernard Cigrand’s 1885 school class. Cigrand is known widely as “The Father of Flag Day.” Themes: Flag Day (June 14)
- Summer Party Passages & Questions – The narrator shares a birthday with the summer solstice! Read about her party in this passage. Themes: Summer Solstice (June 20-22)
- The Salad Passages & Questions – There’s an interesting dish at the July 4th picnic. Is it edible? Themes: Fourth of July
- Answer Key – To make grading and discussions a breeze.
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