Characters, Settings, and Events – 1st Grade RL.1.3 – Reading Passages for RL1.3



Characters, Settings, and Events – 1st Grade RL.1.3

⭐️This collection of 12 digital and printable Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 1st grade RL.1.3 reading comprehension skills. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. Aligned to CCSS RL1.3, first grade students learn to retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate an understanding of the central message or lesson.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching characters, settings, and key events reading comprehension skills. Aligns with many state specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third grade bands.*


⭐️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 Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for first grade is 190L – 530L). *Two passages are below 190L to include beginner readers.


✏️Integrated Color Coding – The 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.


Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ DeAnna P. said, “This was an awesome addition to other resources through this same seller on a higher level. I teach resource reading and have students with ability levels from 1st grade-7th grade in 1 classroom.


★ Tara G. said, “really love the different levels for my reading groups!! I love how students are asked to use different colors to highlight the story!! This has really helped them learn the skill!!! They love it!!”


★ Amber T. said, “We love this!


What’s Included:

1. Characters, Setting, and Major Events Anchor Charts (3 pgs.)

2. Characters, Setting, and Major Events Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Rover Takes Over- 240L
  • Too Much Fun- 280L
  • The Light- 290L
  • Jungle Meeting- 320L
  • The Talent Show- 360L
  • The Magic Fish- 400L
  • Making Treats- 450L
  • The Time Machine-480L
  • The Grotto- 470L
  • The Field Trip- 520L

3. Characters, Setting, and Major Events Assessment Passages & Question Sets

  • Whose Kitten?- 330L
  • Wagons West- 440L


MagiCore is a Certified Lexile Partner

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