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Do you need mini lessons to help you teach 1st grade reading comprehension strategies? This set of 1st grade reading comprehension mini lessons come with 15 unique lessons that cover 15 different reading strategies! These ready-to-use resources can be used with any book in your classroom.


Whether you already teach this way and want some fresh ideas and strategies, or you are new to this and aren’t sure where to begin, these mini lessons give you an easy and quick way to teach the main reading comprehension strategies in grade 1.


You will have materials to teach reading comprehension strategies such as making predictions, problem and solution, etc. There are reading comprehension graphic organizers and independent practice materials so your students can practice what they learn.


Each reading comprehension mini lesson includes:

  • a mini lesson statement
  • the common core standard it aligns to
  • suggested books to use when teaching the lesson
  • ideas for how to teach the lesson
  • a mini poster
  • questions to ask during the lesson
  • questions to ask after independent practice
  • an organizer to use for the whole group as you teach the lesson
  • an organizer for students to use during independent practice


This packet has 15 different 1st grade reading comprehension strategies with everything you need (minus the books) to hold your reading mini lessons. These reading comprehension mini lessons can be used for whole group or small group instruction.


The reading comprehension strategies included in this packet are:

❤️text to self connection

❤️text to text connection

❤️text to world connection

❤️making and adjusting predictions

❤️making a mental picture or image

❤️using text features

❤️problem and solution

❤️summarizing the text

❤️main idea and supporting details

❤️author’s purpose

❤️cause and effect

❤️comparing and contrasting texts

❤️asking questions

❤️recognizing literary elements



Your students will learn valuable reading strategies and become confident readers! With the option to use these reading comprehension strategies with any text, you can easily implement these straight away in your classroom.


Using these reading comprehension mini lessons is EASY! Simply hold a quick mini lesson about one strategy and model with a book from the suggested list or one of your own. Your class will complete the graphic organizer together. Later during reading centers students will read a book and complete a different organizer/recording sheet on their own to show mastery of the strategy.


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What teachers are saying about these reading strategies mini lessons?


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is such a great resource that can be used with so many different books. It made planning super easy and is common core aligned.” – Jesse C.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Worth every penny! Great lesson plans, with everything you need! The mentor texts are commonly found in the library. The practice sheets are great for assessment too.” – Language Stars


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I love how these lessons are laid out. They are very easy to use.  I also love the list of suggested books for each lesson.” – Lorrie G.