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Learning to read is a huge process and definitely doesn’t happen overnight. In Kindergarten, we have fun learning to read through games, activities, songs, and most of all, exposure and practice. One way we build up our reading fluency and comprehension skills is with these Short Stories for Kindergarten Comprehension. These are great for early readers working on comprehension and reading CVC words, CVCe words, and high-frequency words fluently!
Short Stories for Kindergarten Comprehension
This resource pack includes 40 short stories and comprehension checks for beginning readers. Each story contains decodable text along with high-frequency words and is aligned with the best practices of the Science of Reading.
The short stories also contain either CVC or CVCe words (20 passages for each). That means you get to choose what stories work best for your kiddos based on their specific needs.
*Teacher Tip: Depending on the age and/or reading readiness of your students, the questions could be given as oral responses (with the teacher writing their response) or the students could write their own response.
How to Use the Short Stories
Most kids are usually familiar with the term “Show and Tell.” They know that it means they get to bring something from home, show it, and tell about it. So the name for these comprehension stories quickly catches the attention of Kindergarteners and has them excited to learn!
After reading the story, they must “show” the story by illustrating it. This is one way to check comprehension. Are they able to decide what would make sense in the drawing based on what they read?
This also makes it engaging for kids, especially those who love to draw or color!
After showing the story through a drawing, they must “tell” about the story by answering a simple question.
This is a great opportunity to work with students on answering questions in complete sentences. For example, when responding to “What color is my new bed?”, instead of simply writing “green”, you can work with your students on writing “My new bed is green.”
This can be a tricky skill so you can decide what you require of your students depending on what they are ready for.
This pack is great for checking the reading abilities and early comprehension in young learners as they continue to build important reading skills!
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