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We constructed it this way in order to reduce the
amount of pages you need to print.
We encourage you to print the version with the answers just once, for your own reference.
We more strongly encourage you to use these texts online. Other than ecological reasons, practicing reading comprehension online is also much easier to grade, simplifies tracking of progress, adaptive to the level of the specific student, and increases motivation to practice with the students.
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To improve reading comprehension, first graders must have a strong foundation of reading skills. This includes being able to recognize the parts of a sentence, having phonological awareness, the ability to apply word analysis skills, and the ability to read with some measure of fluency and accuracy. These skills can be developed by using the following tips:
Students have the best chance of developing strong reading comprehension if they practice reading often – at least 20 minutes a day. Playing reading games is an excellent way to engage first graders in practicing reading.
Encouraging children to learn new words will do wonders for reading comprehension. The more robust their vocabulary, the better their reading comprehension skills will be.
For example, if new words are introduced in a passage, explain what the new words mean, provide examples, and help the child learn how to pronounce new words correctly. In doing so, you not only improve reading comprehension, but you also improve the child’s ability to make inferences about what they are reading.
You can also find hundreds of 1st-grade reading comprehension worksheets available for purchase at readtheoryworkbooks.com
Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests that are accurately measured to fit the 1st grade level.