1st Grade - First Grade Reading Comprehension, Part 1

 
     
 
     
 
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First grade reading comprehension, part 1
Identify text the uses sequence or other logical order.
The students will be able to identify text that is uses sequence or logical order.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What does sequence mean?

(2)

What does logical order mean? (what happens and when it happens makes sense)

(3)

What happened first in the story?

(4)

What happened next in the story?

(5)

What happened last in the story?

Learning Tips

(1)

Story sequence bracelet/necklace: For this activity you will need yarn, scissors, a hole puncher, 3 smaller pieces of paper, and markers or crayons. You will be helping your child make a necklace or bracelet that will reinforce the concept or sequence and order. After you and your child have shared a story together, discuss what happened in the story. Talk about the beginning, middle, and ending of the story. After you have had a discussion about these elements, next have your child draw a picture on a small (but not too small) piece of paper. Have them make one picture for the beginning, one picture for the middle events, and one picture for the ending events in the story. Once they have completed their pictures assist them with making a hole, with the hole puncher, at the top of each picture. Next string the pictures (in order) on the yarn and make either a bracelet or necklace for your child.

(2)

Post-It Play: With this game, you will need post-its and something to draw with. Share a story with your child. After the story has been read, ask your child to draw three or four pictures (on separate post-its) of events that occurred in the story. Next, mix them up and have them place the events in the correct order that the events occurred in. As they are placing the pictures in the correct order, question them as to why the events must occur in that particular order. Ask what would happened if the events occurred differently. Would the story still make sense?

(3)

Paper Plate Order Game: For this activity you will need to obtain paper plates, popsicle sticks, markers, and tape or glue. With this activity ask your child to think of things that they do every day such, getting ready for school, getting ready for bed, making their lunch, cleaning up after dinner, etc. Next, have them use one paper plate per picture and draw the events that occur when they are doing any of the activities from above. For example, if your child chose to draw getting ready for bed, they may draw the following pictures; brushing their teeth, washing their face, putting on their pajamas, reading a book, and then finally going to bed. After they have drawn and colored each plate picture, assist them in attaching a popsicle stick to the back of the plate. Next ask them the hold up the plates to show what they do fist, next, then, and finally. You can also use the words first, second, third, and fourth. You can use these plates to play the game or even when you are prompting them to complete the activity at home.

(4)

Sequencing Cards and Pictures: To assist your child in identifying text that contain a logical order or sequenced events, sequencing cards are a wonderful way to reinforce this skill. Sequencing cards can be purchased at your local educational supply store, or you can make your own at home. If you would like to make your own you can draw the pictures or use clip art. Each set of cards that you make should have 3 or 4 cards per activity represented. For example, if you were to make a set that shows the sequence of events that occurs when you brush your teeth, you could have four pictures (placing the toothpaste on the toothbrush brushing the teeth, rinsing your mouth, and putting the toothbrush away). If you make the cards cut out and glue the pictures onto poster board squares. If you laminate the cards, they will last longer.

(5)

Acting Time: Children love to pretend and it can be a useful tool in helping to reinforce and practice concepts. For this activity, you can use index cards and write the names common everyday activities on the cards (washing cars, brushing teeth, making dinner, making their bed, watering plants, eating dinner, etc.). Have your child pick a card and then “act out” completing that task. Have your child pay special attention to the order of events for each activity.

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Extra Help Problems

(1)

Look at the pictures of the boy getting ready for school. Place the correct number (1,2,3,4) under each picture to show what he will do first, second, third, and fourth.

(2)

Read the sentences below and circle the picture that shows what happened last.

Samantha tied her shoes.

Next, she put her jacket on.

Then she found her hat and put it on her head.

Finally Samantha got her umbrella and went outside.

(3)

Draw a picture of what happened first in the story.


Samantha tied her shoes.

Next, she put her jacket on.

Then she found her hat and put it on her head.

Finally Samantha got her umbrella and went outside.


(4)

Color, cut, and glue the pictures below in order. (girl blowing out candles on her birthday cake) (light candles, kids sign, girl blows air, candles out)

(5)

Sequencing the following pictures. (boy washing his car) (dirty car, boy gets soap and bucket, turns on hose, washes car)

(6)

Draw the number under each picture to show the order of what happens when you plant a seed. (plant seed, water it, sprout starts, plant grows above ground)

(7)

Read the following sentences. Draw a picture of what happens first, next, then, and finally.


First, Danny wakes up.

Next, Danny gets ready.

Then, Danny goes outside.

Finally, Danny rides his bike.


(8)

Write a sentence that tells what you do before you go to bed.

First, I ________.

Next, I _________.

Then, I __________.

Finally, I _________.


(9)

Draw the steps that show how you eat a banana. (pick it up, peel it, eat it)

(10)

Read the following passage. The sentences are out of order. Write a number next to each sentence to show the proper order.


Put the cake in the oven. ____

Eat the cake. ____

Decorate the cake. ____

Mix the ingredients together. ____

(11)

Sequence the pictures below. Show the correct order of events. (laundry out of hamper, soap in washing machine, clothes in machine, clothes in dryer, clothes out, fold)

(12)

Read the following passage. The sentences are out of order. Write a number next to each sentence to show the proper order.

Put a bow on top of the package. ____

Wrap the present. ____

Give the present to a friend. ____


(13)

Sequence the pictures below. (raincoat on, boots, on, umbrella out, splash in puddles)

(14)

Sequence the pictures below. (roll large ball of snow, medium snowball on top of large snowball, small, snowball onto of medium, decorate snowman)

(15)

Sequence the pictures below. (toy in box, wrap box, bow on top of box, wrapped present to friend)

(16)

Sequence the pictures below. (see flowers in garden, pick flowers, going house and take out vase, water in vase, flowers in vase)

(17)

Sequence the pictures below. (go to lake, worm on hook, fishing line in water, reel in fish)

(18)

Sequence the pictures below. (boy at bat, swings and hits ball, boys runs on bases, scoreboard changes)

(19)

Sequence the pictures below. (pushing shopping cart in store, items, in cart, pay for item, place bags in car, unpack bags at home)

(20)

Sequence the pictures below.(write letter with pencil and paper, gold paper, put in envelop, place stamp on envelope, put in mail box)

(21)

Sequence the pictures below. (dirty window, girl get bucket, soap, and towels, washes window)

(22)

Sequence the pictures below.(mix batter in bowl, pour batter in pan, place in oven, remove to cool, decorate cake)

(23)

Read the following passage. The sentences are out of order. Write a number next to each sentence to show the proper order.

Sarah wanted to ride her bike.

She rode to the park.

Sarah went to get her bike.

She fixed the tire.

Sarah had a flat tire.

(24)

Read the passage below. Draw a picture of what happened first.


Bobby went to sleep.

He had dreams of his new school.

Bobby woke up.

He went to school.

(25)

Read the passage below and draw a picture of what happened last.


Bobby went to sleep.

He had dreams of his new school.

Bobby woke up.

He went to school.

 

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