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Nonfiction Comprehension Worksheet Pack for First Grade

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 22 pages | Grades: K - 1

Integrate science, social studies, and first grade reading comprehension skills with a group of ten nonfiction reading comprehension worksheets.

Cross-Curricular Reading Worksheets for First Grade

Science and Social Studies are always hard to fit into the daily schedule in first grade. It seems that there is never enough time in the day to get it all in. This resource solves that problem by providing quality, first grade nonfiction reading comprehension worksheets.

Our First Grade Nonfiction Worksheets are designed to provide your students with exposure to Science and Social Studies content within the Reading curriculum.This resource provides comprehension worksheets for the following topics:

  • What is Heating and Cooling?

  • What are Mammals?

  • Why do Leaves Change Color?

  • Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

  • What are Landforms?

  • What is a Timeline?

  • Living and Nonliving Things

  • Who was Helen Keller?

  • What is a Thunderstorm?

  • Who was George Washington?


Through this activity, students will demonstrate knowledge with the following skills:

  • Main Idea
  • Details
  • Fact Recall
  • Multiple Choice and Fill-in-the-Blank questions

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Have students work in pairs or small groups to read the text and complete the activities.

Provide read-aloud accommodations as needed.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students to read other nonfiction texts and identify facts and details in the text.

Have students write a nonfiction book and share it with the class.

🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the sheets onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

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