Compare Nonfiction – 1st Grade Florida BEST Standards – B.E.S.T. ELA.1.R.3.3



Compare Nonfiction – 1st Grade FL ELA.1.R.3.3

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing Florida B.E.S.T standards 1st grade ELA.1.R.3.3 compare nonfiction reading comprehension skills. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. Aligned to Florida B.E.S.T standards ELA.1.R.3.3. First grade students learn how to identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).


⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the first grade band.


⭐️If you do not use Florida Best, a similar packet aligned to RI.1.9 is available.


⭐️This printable and digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides.


*This digital version saves paper and is perfect for distance learning, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 1st grade Text Complexity Band (the range for first grade is 190L – 530L). *Two passages are below 190L to include beginner readers.


✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original stories with custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

1.How Readers Compare and Contrast Journal page

2.Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer

3.6 Sets of Compare and Contrast Text With Corresponding Questions

Articles Included:

  • Mentor Text: Butterflies / The Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
  • What to Pack for a Camping Trip / Camping at Yellowstone National Park (320L)
  • The Rainforest (290L) / Cats in the Rainforest (350L)
  • Abraham Lincoln: 16th President (320L) / Important Presidents (380L)
  • Walt Disney’s Career (410L)/ Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Magic (380L)
  • Alexandra Scott’s Mission (440L) / Alex’s Lemonade Stand (400L)
  • Civil Rights Movement Heroes (460L) / The Civil Rights Movement (430L)

4. Test: Food is Fuel (340L) / Healthy Kids are Happy Kids (390L)


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