Grade 1 Reading Comprehension Exercises

Comprehension exercises for first grade

These worksheets introduce basic comprehension concepts and skills such as comparing and contrasting, recognizing main ideas, cause and effect, prediction and fact vs fiction.  Some students will need help in reading the texts and exercises.  Completing these comprehension exercises (with or without assistance) will help improve literacy skills.

Compare and contrast worksheets:  recognize when things are "alike" or "different"

Main ideas:  what is the picture or story mostly about?

Sequencing:  put the events in order

Story elements:  introducing character, setting, plot and endings

Drawing conclusions:  practice "figuring things out yourself"

Cause and effect worksheets:  linking cause and effect

Fact vs fiction:  recognizing the difference between reality and fantasy

Prediction worksheets:  guessing what will come next

Sample grade 1 reading comprehension exercises

Sample grade 1 reading comprehension exercises

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