Kick off a study of community helpers with a decodable police officer reading passage and comprehension worksheet.
Teaching Community Helpers Lessons? We Can Help!
Get ready for Labor Day and your unit on community helpers with an introduction to our police force. Start the week with a look into what police officers do for the community and what they use to do their job. Have students pay attention to detail while reading the decodable text, and then draw and write to demonstrate comprehension.
This activity is designed for kindergarten and first grade students, and it would make an excellent introductory activity for Labor Day.It will also prove useful when teaching your Community Helper unit!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
🚀Engage your fast finishers by providing them with additional community helper books to read and enjoy in the classroom.
🆘Differentiate for your struggling readers and writers by completing the activity in a shared reading setting or as an individual reading activity in small groups.
Easily Download & Print
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Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
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