Reading Prose and Poetry : First Grade English Language Arts Worksheets

This page contains all our printable worksheets in section Reading Prose and Poetry of First Grade English Language Arts. As you scroll down, you will see many worksheets for short stories, key details, beginning, middle, end, words and emotions, story vs informational text, identifying narrator, illustrations and details, compare and contrast, fables, stories, and poems, and more.

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Short Stories

Worksheet: First Grade

Biscuit


Write a sentence to complete the story about the dog named 'Biscuit'. Then answer the question and draw a picture of your pet.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Short Stories


Worksheet: First Grade

Carla Crow’s Ballet Obsession


Read the story about Carla and her ballet obsession. Then cut and paste the pictures in the correct boxes

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Short Stories


Worksheet: First Grade

Frankie Frog’s Magical Finds


Read the story about Frankie Frog and the boiling pot of potion. Then cut and paste the pictures in the correct boxes.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Short Stories


Worksheet: First Grade

Best Birthday Gift


It was Brian's tenth birthday and he got the best birthday gift ever.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Short Stories


Worksheet: First Grade

Mmm..Strawberries


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Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Short Stories


Worksheet: First Grade

Mom’s Birthday


Rhonda made the prettiest bouquet for her mom's birthday.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Short Stories


Worksheet: First Grade

Flamingos


Ruth loved watching flamingos at the zoo.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Short Stories


Key Details

Worksheet: First Grade

Studying a Personal Story


Understand and practice the fundamentals of a personal story.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Key Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Dad’s Cooking Skills


The pizza was so delicious, that not even the crumbs were left!

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Key Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Getting Ready


Write the numbers 1-4 in the boxes to show the correct order of the story.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Key Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Fun Saturday


Cut and paste the pictures to show the correct sequence of the story.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Key Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Bubba the Bear


Bubba the Bear loves playing piano.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Key Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Brownie the Dog (Main Idea)


Brownie the dog is sure very smart and helpful.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Key Details


Worksheet: First Grade

First Day of School


Find the main idea and details about the story.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Key Details


Beginning, Middle, End

Worksheet: First Grade

Analyzing Characters


Read a book. Choose the character of your choice. Then answer the questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Beginning, Middle, End


Worksheet: First Grade

Analyzing Characters


Read a book. Identify the main character. Then answer the questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Beginning, Middle, End



Read the passage, then illustrate a picture of the little pup in the box provided.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Beginning, Middle, End



Color the circles with the words that best describes The Little Red Hen.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Beginning, Middle, End



Read the story about Sherry's trip to the park and answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Beginning, Middle, End



Visiting library is Peter Panda's one of the favorite things to do.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Beginning, Middle, End


Words and Emotions

Worksheet: First Grade

How Are You Feeling?


Read the stories. Cut out the pictures carefully. Then match each emotion with the correct story.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Words and Emotions


Worksheet: First Grade

Mmm....Good!


Read the poem to find the words that tickle your senses.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Words and Emotions


Worksheet: First Grade

Fall Leaves


Read the poem to answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Words and Emotions


Worksheet: First Grade

Birthday Present!


It was a pleasant surprise to get a new bike on my birthday.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Words and Emotions


Worksheet: First Grade

Sensory Words


Read a story or a poem. Identify, then write a list of sensory words in the space provided.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Words and Emotions


Worksheet: First Grade

A Restless Night


My new puppy looks as cute as a button. But the first night with my new puppy was quite long and tiring.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Words and Emotions


Story vs Informational Text

Worksheet: First Grade

Fantasy and Reality


Practice differentiating between fantasy and reality text.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Story vs Informational Text


Worksheet: First Grade

School Time!


Read each sentence below. If it could happen in real life, circle the sentence. If it is a make-believe/fantasy, put an X on the sentence.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Story vs Informational Text


Worksheet: First Grade

Fiction or Non-Fiction?


Read the short passages. Then, determine if they are fiction or non-fiction.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Story vs Informational Text


Worksheet: First Grade

Story or Information?


Read the short passages. Then, determine if they tell a story or provide an information.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Story vs Informational Text


Worksheet: First Grade

Story or Information?


Read the sentences. Then, determine if they provide an information or tell a story.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Story vs Informational Text


Worksheet: First Grade

Fiction or Non-fiction?


This is a cut and sort activity.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Story vs Informational Text


Identifying Narrator

Worksheet: First Grade

Who's the Narrator?


Identify the narrator of each story.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Identifying Narrator


Worksheet: First Grade

Who is Telling the Story?


Read the story about Xavier. Then answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Identifying Narrator


Worksheet: First Grade

IdentifyIng the Narrator


Read the short stories. Then answer the related questions

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Identifying Narrator


Worksheet: First Grade

Narrator?


Read the short story in each box. Then, circle the picture of the narrator.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Identifying Narrator


Illustrations and Details

Worksheet: First Grade

Get the clues!


Read each sentence. Cut and glue the picture in the box next to the sentence that describes the picture.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Illustrations and Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Sunday Afternoon


Will Alan Alligator be able to play soccer today with his friends?

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Illustrations and Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Golf Tournament


Will Mr. Jose be able to win the tournament?

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Illustrations and Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Birthday Party


Peter is invited to his friend's birthday party tomorrow. Will he be able to join?

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Illustrations and Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Illustrations and Story Details


Look the the pictures and answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Illustrations and Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Cathy at the Park


Read the text and look at the illustrations carefully. Then, answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Illustrations and Details


Worksheet: First Grade

Naughty Kitty


Read the text to find out what naughty kitty is up to.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Illustrations and Details


Compare and Contrast

Worksheet: First Grade

Compare and Contrast


Read the passage about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Then write how they are alike and how they are different.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Compare and Contrast


Worksheet: First Grade

After School Activities


Read about Erika and Carmen, the two best friends. Compare and contrast them using the bubble map.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Compare and Contrast


Worksheet: First Grade

School is Fun!


Read the story and answer the related questions. Circle the name of the character each sentence describes. Circle “Both”, if the sentence describes both characters.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Compare and Contrast


Worksheet: First Grade

Fun at the Park


Read the story. Cut and paste each sentence under the name of the character it describes. Paste the sentences in “Both” column if the sentences describe both characters.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Compare and Contrast


Fables, Stories, and Poems

Encourage students to read the poem out loud.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

A Zoo Trip


Read the story, then answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

A Birdie and a Parrot


Read the poem and answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

Limerick - Mr. Frog


A limerick is often a funny/humorous poem consisting five lines.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

The Bear and the Two Travelers


Read the story about two men and their encounter with a bear. Then answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

The Little Red Hen


Read the story about the hardworking hen, the lazy duck, and goose. Then circle the correct answers.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

Understanding a Poem


Read the poem about the cutest brother. Then answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

Hickory Dickory Dock - Sequencing


Cut the sentences into different strips from the first page. Glue them on the next page in the correct sequence.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

Hickory Dickory Dock - Nursery Rhyme


Read the nursery rhyme aloud.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems



After reading the nursery rhyme, students should be able to answer the simple questions on the worksheet.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

Baa Baa Black Sheep


Encourage students to read the poem and color the pictures at the bottom.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems



Students will write the rhyming words and answer the questions from the nursery rhyme.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems



Color the picture and fill in the blanks using words from the word bank.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems


Worksheet: First Grade

An Acrostic Poem


An Acrostic Poem is a type of poetry in which the letters of the topic word are used to begin each line. All lines in the poem must relate to or describe the topic.

Category:  Reading Prose and Poetry     Fables, Stories, and Poems