1st Grade CCSS: Reading: Literature

For first graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the deeper tasks involved in reading a fictional text. No matter what they are reading, the standards require students to increase the complexity in the texts they read and deepen their understanding of the connections within and between texts. Among the complete standards for this grade, first graders will be asked to: retell stories and show they understand key details and central lessons, identify characters, settings, and major events using key details, identify words that deal with feelings or sensory experiences, identify who is telling a story, use illustrations in a story to describe characters, setting or plot, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories, and read poetry and prose of grade appropriate complexity.

A Job For Bob

Week 11 Reading Comprehension (A-11). Focus: Words in the –ob family.

Aesop: Put the Events in Order

Aesop was a Greek writer who wrote stories called fables. A fable is a story that gives a lesson at the end. Students read through a fable and put the events in order.

Christmas Acrostic Poem Activity

See what your students come up with when you hand out this worksheet and have them write an acrostic poem about Christmas.

Classic Literature: The Rootabaga Stories

This classic literature set focuses on The Rootabaga Stories which was written by Carl Sandburg in 1922. The set includes several different worksheets that help students practice reading comprehension skills, vocabulary and more.

Draw the Character: The Kitten

Learning how to describe characters can be fun. In this activity, students will read a short paragragh and then draw a picture that matches the description.

Draw the Character: The Man in the Room

This activity asks students to read a paragraph about a man in the room. They will then try to draw the character using the information from the paragraph.

Drop the Mop!

Week 10 Reading Comprehension (A-10). Focus: Words in the –op family.

Earth Day Acrostic Poem

A fun acrostic poem using the word, “earth”. An engaging activity for students in the early elementary grades.

Feel the Green Grass

Week 36 Reading Comprehension (A-36). Focus: Long “ee” Pattern Words.

Fourth of July Acrostic Poem

Bring some fun into the classroom with this Acrostic Poem activity for the Fourth of July!

Fun in the Sun

Week 15 Reading Comprehension (A-15). Focus: Words in the –un family.

He Bit the Pit

Week 5 Reading Comprehension (A-5). Focus: Words in the –it family.

He Must Take the Bus

Week 24 Reading Comprehension (A-24). Focus: Short “u” Words.

Kick the Brick

Week 8 Reading Comprehension (A-8). Focus: Words in the –ick family.

Look at the Good Wood

Week 33 Reading Comprehension (A-33). Focus: Short “oo” with _oo_ Words.

Make the Same Shape

Week 26 Reading Comprehension (A-26). Focus: Long “a” with _a_e Words.

Mom Will Find the Fox

Week 23 Reading Comprehension (A-23). Focus: Short “o” Words.

My First Hat

Week 21 Reading Comprehension (A-21). Focus: Short “a” Words.