Connecting Individuals, Events, Ideas, & Info – RI.1.3 – Print & Digital – RI1.3



Connecting Individuals, Events, Ideas, & Info – RI.1.3

⭐️These 18 digital and printable Lexile® leveled reading comprehension passages and question sets are in printable and Google Slides format. Aligned to CCSS RI.1.3, first grade students learn to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching first grade connections skills. Aligns with state-specific standards like 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 first grade band.


⭐️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.


Key Features:

✏️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 first grade is 190L-530L).


✏️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 passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Jason H. said, “Love these passages!


★ Paige L. said, “I struggled with teaching this standard. This is so helpful! Thank you!


★ Christina W. said, “Super helpful and covers many different topics to provide differentiation with teaching this skill!


What’s Included:

1. Connecting Individuals Anchor Chart

2. Connecting Individuals Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Connecting People through Compare & Contrast Anchor Chart
  • Zayne and Zander- 280L
  • Two Great Presidents- 350L
  • Cinderella vs. Snow White- 380L

3. Connecting Information Anchor Chart

4. Connecting Information Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Connecting Information through Compare & Contrast Anchor Chart
  • Bees vs. Ants- 260L
  • Football and Soccer- 290L
  • States of Water- 310L
  • Wooly Mammoths- 340L
  • Ocean and Wetland Habitats- 390L

5. Connecting Ideas Anchor Chart

6. Connecting Ideas Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Connecting Ideas through Cause & Effect Anchor Chart
  • Recycling- 280L
  • Exercise Every Day- 320L
  • Floods- 310L
  • Too Much TV- 400L

7. Connecting Events Anchor Chart

8Connecting Events Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Connecting Events through Cause & Effect Anchor Chart
  • The American Civil War- 280L
  • Amelia Earhart- 400L
  • Ruby Bridges-450L
  • The Invention of the Telephone- 470L

9. Connections Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Popsicles- 390L
  • Spring and Fall- 400L

MagiCore is a Certified Lexile Partner:

See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.


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