Reading Comprehension Worksheets for 1st Grade

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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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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No one likes to be stuck inside when it's raining out. Read this story to find out what James and Bella do to pass the time indoors.
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A dog keeps finding different colored balls.  Find out what the dog does with each ball.  Then, answer the comprehension questions.
1st Grade
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This is a cute fall poem about apples. Perfect for younger readers in kindergarten through second grades.
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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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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 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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A baby and his mother are in the park blowing bubbles.
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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 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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Tom is excited to be at the beach, but how can he have fun without any friends to play with?
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Jill's Cat, Sam, gets lost under the bed when he chases his bell.
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Mary found an earring, but who does it belong to?  Read along as Mary solves the mystery.
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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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A frog is lost and cannot find his way home.
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A fun, repetitious poem about a buzzing bumblebee.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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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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Max is getting ready for his birthday party, but the baby is popping the balloons and ruining his party.
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Rosie tries all of the rides at the playground, but which one is her favorite?
1st and 2nd Grades
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Beth and her friends choose instruments and form a rock band.
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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 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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Fresh snow has just fallen and Ian and Sir Wags-a-Lot can't wait to play in it! Read to find out about Ian's time in the snow, and the snowman he and his friend Anna build.
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Ian is having trouble deciding on a Halloween costume. Can Sir Wags-a-Lot help him to find the perfect one?
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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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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Ian is going to a new school and worries nobody will like him. But Sir Wags-a-Lot helps Ian make new friends.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Ian and his dog, Sir Wags-a-Lot, want to leave Christmas cookies for Santa. Which type of cookies will they choose?
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Sometimes the early bird catches the worm.... but not in this story.
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A non-fiction passage with information about fireflies.
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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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Cute poem about playing with simple, easy-to-read words for first grade students.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Zac and Sam are at the store, but they can't agree on what to buy.
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A family travels to grandma's house in their new car.
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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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Matt searches everywhere for his missing pencil.  You wouldn't believe where he finds it.
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It's farmer Ted's birthday, but he has forgotten!
1st Grade
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Read "Black Cat, Tan Cat" and color all of the words with a short a sound.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Hunter is making a special card for his mother.
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Read about red, yellow, blue and green things in nature.
1st Grade
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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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