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



Compare Stories – 1st Grade – ELA.1.R.3.3

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching students how to compare and contrast stories. This packet is designed to specifically fit 1st grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.1.R.3.3 but can be used by anyone teaching compare and contrasting stories.


⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and hands-on cut-and-paste visuals to help students master this skill. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the first grade band.


⭐️If you do not use Florida Best, a similar bundle is available for first grade Common Core. Both packets contain most of the same passages, so do not purchase both.



✏️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. Compare & Contrast Anchor Chart
  2. Mentor Text – Where’s Mama / Not Dad
  3. Pika Gets Blamed- 220L / A Gift- 170L
  4. A Dog and His Bone- 260L / The Mouse and His Corn- 200L
  5. The Pony Express- 270L / New Job- 260L
  6. Two Doors- 320L / Science Partners- 350L
  7. The Boy Who Cried Wolf- 90L / Lost at the Zoo- 350L
  8. Broken Arm- 480L / A Hand Up- 440L
  9. Assessment
  • Pie Girl- 430L / Muddy Face- 370L


Each Story Includes:

  • 1 page of multiple choice, short response, and sequence questions
  • 1 page with cut-and-paste picture cards and written retelling


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