Do your little ones enjoy reading or listening to stories? Do you ever wonder if they are understanding what they are hearing? This is a fun FREE reading comprehension unit that will help you enjoy reading two Bible stories with your kids, help involve them in the stories, and help you gauge what they are understanding.
This reading comprehension unit includes two Old Testament stories, rewritten for first graders. It can easily be used with younger or older children depending on their strengths and interests. Each story includes the following components:
- Coloring page
- Coloring page with simple words to trace
- Lesson from the story to trace
- Sight word puzzle
- Vocabulary practice
- Rebus story
- Comprehension and sequencing
The story is written for you to read aloud to the student. You may wish to have them color one of the coloring pages while you read and discuss the story. A blank coloring page is provided if you are not working on handwriting skills at this time. A coloring page with simple words to trace is included if you would like to incorporate handwriting skills with the story.
A key verse from the story is included in large print copywork. Each is surrounded by a fun frame so the student can display his or her work when complete.
A sight word puzzle is included that incorporates multiple sight words found in the story. A grid is provided with some of the letters missing. A list of the sight words appears beneath the puzzle to help the child complete the puzzle.
Vocabulary practice focuses on a few of the key actors or words in the story. A simple definition is given for each, and boxes are provided for the student to fill in the appropriate word beside the definition. The boxes are formatted to fit the approximate size and shape of the letters in order to make identifying the correct word from the list easier.
A rebus story is provided so your student can help you read the story. The images are identified at the beginning of each story. As you read the story and come to the illustrations, have your child fill in the appropriate word for you.
Reading comprehension questions focusing on the sequence of events in the story and major elements are provided for reviewing the story with your student.
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Don’t forget to check out our Learning About Biblical Feasts-A Study Guide to the Feasts of the Bible for Children & Families.
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Bonnie Rose Hudson works as the Director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her website WriteBonnieRose.com for homeschool and history curriculum, resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, ways you can write for the homeschool market, and to check out her newest release from JourneyForth, The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India.
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