Compare & Contrast Stories – 1st Grade RL1.9


Total Pages: 29
File Size: 6 MB


7 paired stories Lexile® leveled close reading stories to help your 1st graders use compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in 2 stories. 1st grade reading comprehension passages with standard based questions, anchor charts, and test passage. Passages are in the first grade Text Complexity Band (the range for 1st grade is 190L-530L).

Certified Lexile levels make differentiation easy. Integrated color coding encourages students to learn how to use text evidence in their answers. Please note, stories are leveled, but poems are not.

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.

Certified Lexile levels and mix of standard based short response and multiple choice questions allows educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions. Original stories and custom illustrations are designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

Table of Contents

  1. Compare & Contrast Anchor Chart
  2. The Big Mess- 290L / A Gift- 290L
  3. A Dog and His Bone- 310L / The Mouse and His Corn- 260L
  4. The Pony Express- 390L / New Job- 390L
  5. Two Doors- 380L / Festival Fib- 480L
  6. The Boy Who Cried Wolf- 380L / Lost at the Zoo- 440L
  7. Broken Arm- 480L / Tara’s Troubles- 450L
  8. Assessment
  • Pie Girl- 460L / Nice Trip- 350L

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