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1st Grade Reading Passages

Below you'll find 1st grade reading comprehension passages along with questions and answers. These printable, elementary school worksheet activities include excerpts from short stories and books as well as high-interest information topics. 

(154) Results for 1st Grade Reading Passages

Farmer Hicks and His Two Horses

Farmer Hicks had two horses. Softly was sweet, and Surly was ornery. One day a stranger came to the farm, and the horses overhe...

504 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Summary, Theme

The Sly Fox and the Hot Bear

The fox got himself in a quandary. He raced right into quicksand. When an overheated bear happened along, the fox quickly saw h...

352 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

The Moon

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

While Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) may be best...

107 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

A Week of Birthdays

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

English-speaking children have grown up with Mother ...

56 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues, Summary

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been used for many ...

58 Words, K-2nd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

Going to St. Ives

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

This classic Mother Goose nursery rhyme comes from a...

71 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Old King Cole

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

The beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been ar...

74 Words, K-2nd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

The House That Jack Built

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

For hundreds of years, children have been delighted ...

400 Words, K-2nd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

Sing a Song of Sixpence

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

Many generations of English-speaking children have g...

84 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues, Summary

The Princess and the Pea

by Hans Christian Andersen from Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, Second Series

Can a princess really feel a pea under a mountain of...

391 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Fact and Opinion, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme