Close Reading Passages: Spring Edition

Close Reading Passages: Spring Edition

Can be used for 1st – 2nd students.

Includes: PDF, 45 pages

These close reading passages and questions for first grade are perfect to help young readers practice the important skill of close reading in the Spring!


Close Reading for 1st Grade (The BUNDLE)!

Close reading is something I’ve done many times. At first I thought it was too hard for my 1st graders. As I began to research the topic, I found that there were parts of close reading that could be used by any reader regardless of their level.

In this unit:

-An overview of close reading

-How I use close reading strategies with my first graders

-3 different spring close reading printables that can be used with any spring book the teacher chooses

-5 non-fiction spring passages with vocabulary and comprehension questions

-5 fiction spring passages with vocabulary and comprehension questions

*Close reading is a difficult skill for students to master. These activities I do with my students, both in whole-group practice and guided practice. These may be appropriate for higher-level 1st graders or 2nd graders to complete on their own*

To see what close reading looks like in my classroom, check out my blog post HERE!


Susan Jones



Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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