Reading Comprehension Worksheets for 1st Grade

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for 1st Grade

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These reading worksheets were written at a first grade level, but it's important to remember that reading level varies from student to student.  After they read the passage, students then answer the comprehension questions that follow.

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Rhyme Game Member

Bella and James are playing a rhyming game. When James it's James' turn to rhyme words, he makes Bella laugh.

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Ball For My Dog Free

A dog keeps finding different colored balls.  Find out what the dog does with each ball.  Then, answer the comprehension questions.

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Apples, Apples (Poem) Member

A cute, sing-songy poem about picking and sharing apples.  Your students can read the poem and answer the questions.

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I Can Do It By Myself Member

Josh is an independent young boy who gets his own snack and puts his dishes away. However, when he tried to tie his shoes by himself, he makes knots. Can it he it himself without help?

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Max the Dog Member

Read the fiction story about Jen and her dog Max.  Students then answer a series of questions that go along with the story.

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Aunt Lee's Pets Member

Aunt Lee doesn't have normal pets, like cats or dogs.  She has chickens!  Find out where she keeps them and what they eat.

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Bubble Baby Member

A baby and his mother are in the park blowing bubbles.

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Baby Brother Member

Read about a child who helps out at home with a new baby.  Four reading comprehension questions follow the story.

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Hippo and Frog Member

Hippo keeps bothering frog by eating the lily pads, squishing the mud, and blowing bubbles in the water.  How can they work it out?

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Friends for Tom Member

Tom is excited to be at the beach, but how can he have fun without any friends to play with?

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Sam the Cat Member

Jill's Cat, Sam, gets lost under the bed when he chases his bell.

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Missing Earring Member

Mary found an earring, but who does it belong to?  Read along as Mary solves the mystery.

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Messy Bedroom Member

What happens when Dad discovers a messy bedroom?   After reading about a child who cleans up their room, students check their understanding by answering the questions.

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Frog on a Log Member

A frog is lost and cannot find his way home.

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Buzz, Buzz, Bumblebee (Poem) Free

A fun, repetitious poem about a buzzing bumblebee.

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Cat and Mouse Member

A cat is chasing a mouse around the house.  The mouse sneaks bread, cheese, and crackers into his hole.  Find out why the cat can't catch him.

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Big Mouth Baby Member

Max is getting ready for his birthday party, but the baby is popping the balloons and ruining his party.

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Rock Band Free

Beth and her friends choose instruments and form a rock band.

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Musical Picnic Member

Lily and her mom are having a picnic. They hear lots of beautiful music. Where are the sounds coming from?

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Ian and Sir Wags-a-Lot
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Ian Names His Dog Member

Ian can't think of just the right name for his new dog. The names that his father suggests just don't seem right.

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Ian's Night Fright Member

While Ian is asleep in his bed, he awakes when he hears the door creak open. Then he hears a strange sound. Is it his dad, his mom, a ghost, or something else?

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Ian's Pumpkin Member

Halloween is finally here and Ian, his dad, and Sir-Wags-a-Lot go out searching for the perfect pumpkin. Will Ian find what he is looking for?

Ian Goes Fishing Member

Ian, his dad, and Sir-Wags-a-Lot are fishing in a canoe. Every time a fish comes near the boat, the dog barks and scares it away.

The Camping Trip Member

Ian takes Sir Wags-a-Lot camping with Dad. Dad thinks Sir Wags-a-Lot will get in the way. Can Sir Wags-a-Lot show he's useful instead?

Ian Finds A Tree For His Tree House Member

Ian needs to find the right tree for the tree house his dad is building. Ian asks his dog for help because his dog is good at finding things.

Cookies for Santa Member

Ian and his dog, Sir Wags-a-Lot, want to leave Christmas cookies for Santa. Which type of cookies will they choose?

Early Bird Catches the Worm Member

Sometimes the early bird catches the worm.... but not in this story.

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Fireflies Member

A non-fiction passage with information about fireflies.

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Fishing Member

Ben and his dad go fishing in this story.  After reading about their adventures, students can answer the four questions that follow.

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Play (Poem) Member

Cute poem about playing with simple, easy-to-read words for first grade students.

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Zac and Sam Member

Zac and Sam are at the store, but they can't agree on what to buy.

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Car Trip (Poem) Member

A family travels to grandma's house in their new car.

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Dan Does Tricks Member

Dan can sit and give five with his paw.  But what happens to Zac when he has Dan fetch a ball from the pool?

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The Missing Pencil Member

Matt searches everywhere for his missing pencil.  You wouldn't believe where he finds it.

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Farmer's Special Day Member

It's farmer Ted's birthday, but he has forgotten!

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Black Cat, Tan Cat Member

Read "Black Cat, Tan Cat" and color all of the words with a short a sound.

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Hunter's Card Member

Hunter is making a special card for his mother.

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Colors (Poem) Member

Read about red, yellow, blue and green things in nature.

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Cody's Rock Member

Cody finds a rock in the driveway... and it's got orange eyes!  His parents tell him that what he's found is NOT really a rock.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheets by Grade:

Reading Comprehension - 2nd Grade

A collection of reading passages for second graders

Reading Comprehension- 3rd Grade

A collection of reading passages for third graders

Reading Comprehension - 4th Grade

A collection of reading passages for fourth graders

Reading Comprehension - 5th Grade

A collection of reading passages for fifth graders

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