1st Grade Reading Comprehension

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.

1st-comprehension
Rhyme Game  FREE 
Bella and James are playing a rhyming game. When it's James' turn to rhyme words, he makes Bella laugh.
1st Grade
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.
1st Grade
A dog keeps finding different colored balls.  Find out what the dog does with each ball.  Then, answer the comprehension questions.
1st Grade
This is a cute fall poem about apples. Perfect for younger readers in kindergarten through second grades.
1st Grade
Mark and Ava gather everything they need for a perfect picnic. Will the rain clouds overhead ruin their plans?
1st Grade
Heather and Noah have some pretty good ideas! What will they be able to accomplish together today? Reading activity includes a writing prompt, comprehension questions, and vocabulary words.
1st Grade
Lily and her mom are having a picnic. They hear lots of beautiful music. Where are the sounds coming from?
1st Grade
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 he do it himself without help?
1st Grade
Lily and Mom want to exercise, but their dog Pep wants to play. Activity includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt. An answer key is also included.
1st Grade
Lily and her favorite stuffed animals are ready for Mom to read them a bedtime story. Can they stay awake until the end? This reading activity includes comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary game.
1st Grade
Mom can't find her keys anywhere! Together, she and Lily search the kitchen for the missing keys. Will they be able to find them? Reading comprehension questions, vocabulary from the story, and a writing activity are included with this worksheet.
1st Grade
Bella and James are playing a "Smelling Game." What are their favorite things to smell? This activity includes comprehension questions and vocabulary words.
1st Grade
James and Bella want to play catch outside, but they can't find their ball! Will their dog, Penny, help them out, or does Penny have a different game in mind? This reading activity includes a writing exercise, vocabulary matching from the story, and comprehension questions.
1st Grade
James has the hiccups. Bella tells him to stand on his head in order to get rid of them, but James has his own ideas. This reading comprehension activity includes vocabulary words, a writing prompt, and comprehension questions.
1st Grade
Cassie and Eli play a fun game with shadows. This story includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary matching, and a writing prompt.
1st Grade
Zoe, Grace, and Devin go outside to play in the snow. When Grace and Devin can't decide what kind of snowman they should build, Zoe comes up with an idea they'll all like! Activity includes comprehension questions and vocabulary words.
1st Grade
When Brandon wants to introduce Nick to his "kitty," Nick is expecting to meet Brandon's pet! Who he meets at the end of the story is definitely a surprise!
1st Grade
Uh oh! Sophie only has three apples to divide between she and her three friends. Can they come up with a plan so everyone can enjoy Sophie's apples? A fall-themed reading comprehension activity with follow-up questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary.
1st Grade
James and Bella play a fun game in the yard with Bella's dog, Penny. They describe all the things they feel. What feels best of all? Reading comprehension activity and vocabulary words are included with this worksheet.
1st Grade
Read the fiction story about Jen and her dog Max.  Students then answer a series of questions that go along with the story.
1st Grade
Aunt Lee doesn't have normal pets, like cats or dogs.  She has chickens!  Find out where she keeps them and what they eat.
1st Grade
A baby and his mother are in the park blowing bubbles.
1st Grade
Read about a child who helps out at home with a new baby.  Four reading comprehension questions follow the story.
1st Grade
Hippo keeps bothering frog by eating the lily pads, squishing the mud, and blowing bubbles in the water.  How can they work it out?
1st Grade
Tom is excited to be at the beach, but how can he have fun without any friends to play with?
1st Grade
Jill's cat, Sam, gets lost under the bed when he chases his bell.
1st Grade
Mary found an earring, but who does it belong to?  Read along as Mary solves the mystery.
1st Grade
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.
1st Grade
Jordan can't remember where he set down his bowl of ice cream! He and Ava better hurry up and find it before it all melts! Reading activity includes comprehension questions. An answer key is included.
1st Grade
A frog is lost and cannot find his way home.
1st Grade
A fun, repetitious poem about a buzzing bumblebee.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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.
1st Grade
Max is getting ready for his birthday party, but the baby is popping the balloons and ruining his party.
1st Grade
Rosie tries all of the rides at the playground, but which one is her favorite?
1st and 2nd Grades
Rock Band  FREE 
Beth and her friends choose instruments and form a rock band.
1st Grade
Ian and Sir Wags-a-Lot
Stories (Fiction)
Ian can't think of just the right name for his new dog. The names that his father suggests just don't seem right.
1st Grade
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.
Ian is having trouble deciding on a Halloween costume. Can Sir Wags-a-Lot help him to find the perfect one?
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?
1st Grade
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?
1st Grade
Ian knows what he wants to be when he grows up, but can Sir-Wags-a-Lot figure out what he wants to be too? Reading comprehension questions, writing prompt, and vocabulary words are included.
1st Grade
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.
1st Grade
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?
1st Grade
Join Ian and Sir-Wags-a-Lot as they make an extra special birthday cake for Dad! Reading comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt are included.
1st Grade
Ian isn't the luckiest when it comes to catching a baseball at the ball game. Can his dog, Sir-Wags-a-Lot, help him out?
1st Grade
Ian can't find his orange anywhere! Can Ian's dad and his dog, Sir Wags-a-Lot, help Ian find his lost orange?
1st Grade
When all Ian's family members are too busy to listen to him read, what will he do? Activity includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
1st Grade
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.
1st Grade
Ian has a brand new tree house, but something doesn't seem quite right? What's missing from Ian's tree house? Find out in this reading activity geared toward a first grade reading level.
1st Grade
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
Ian and his dog, Sir Wags-a-Lot, want to leave Christmas cookies for Santa. Which type of cookies will they choose?
1st Grade
Sometimes the early bird catches the worm.... but not in this story.
1st Grade
A non-fiction passage with information about fireflies.
1st Grade
Ben and his dad go fishing in this story.  After reading about their adventures, students can answer the four questions that follow.
1st Grade
Cute poem about playing with simple, easy-to-read words for first grade students.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Zac and Sam are at the store, but they can't agree on what to buy.
1st Grade
James and Bella are guessing what Mom is making for a tasty snack. Can they put the clues together and figure out what it is?
1st Grade
A family travels to grandma's house in their new car.
1st Grade
Dan can sit and give five with his paw.  But what happens to Zac when he has Dan fetch a ball from the pool?
1st Grade
Mia helps her brother Nate look for his missing book. Will they be able to find it? This reading comprehension activity includes vocabulary words, comprehension questions, and a writing response.
1st Grade
Matt searches everywhere for his missing pencil.  You wouldn't believe where he finds it.
1st Grade
It's farmer Ted's birthday, but he has forgotten!
1st Grade
Read "Black Cat, Tan Cat" and color all of the words with a short a sound.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Cody finds a rock in the driveway... and it has orange eyes!  His parents tell him that what he's found is NOT really a rock.
1st Grade
Hunter is making a special card for his mother.
1st Grade
Read about red, yellow, blue and green things in nature.
1st Grade
Reading Comprehension Worksheets by Grade:
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Reading Comprehension - 4th Grade

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