1st Grade Reading : Fluency and Comprehension

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 1st Grade Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Fluency And Comprehension

The Cats

Pam and Tom are two cats. They live in the park and watch as the days go by. 

Tom likes to watch the birds fly around the park. He watches them fly up in the tree tops and down to the ground. Tom’s favorite bird is the Blue Jay because he loves the color blue. 

Pam likes to watch the kids play in the park. She watches as a boy goes down the slide and a girl swings on the swing set. Pam’s favorite part about the park is the slide. She is too scared to slide down the slide, but she likes to watch the kids slide down.

Where do the cats live? 

Possible Answers:

The tree

The park

The slide

The swing

Correct answer:

The park

Explanation:

The second sentence of the story, "The Cats", tell us that Pam and Tom live in the park. 

"Pam and Tom are two cats. They live in the park and watch as the days go by."

Example Question #2 : Fluency And Comprehension

The Cats

Pam and Tom are two cats. They live in the park and watch as the days go by. 

Tom likes to watch the birds fly around the park. He watches them fly up in the tree tops and down to the ground. Tom’s favorite bird is the Blue Jay because he loves the color blue. 

Pam likes to watch the kids play in the park. She watches as a boy goes down the slide and a girl swings on the swing set. Pam’s favorite part about the park is the slide. She is too scared to slide down the slide, but she likes to watch the kids slide down.

What does Tom like to do in the park? 

Possible Answers:

Watch the birds fly around the park

Swing on the swings 

Slide down the slide

Watch the swings

Correct answer:

Watch the birds fly around the park

Explanation:

The second paragraph in the story, "The Cats", starts by telling us that Tom likes to watch the birds fly around the park. 

"Tom likes to watch the birds fly around the park. He watches them fly up in the tree tops and down to the ground. Tom’s favorite bird is the Blue Jay because he loves the color blue."

Example Question #3 : Fluency And Comprehension

The Cats

Pam and Tom are two cats. They live in the park and watch as the days go by. 

Tom likes to watch the birds fly around the park. He watches them fly up in the tree tops and down to the ground. Tom’s favorite bird is the Blue Jay because he loves the color blue. 

Pam likes to watch the kids play in the park. She watches as a boy goes down the slide and a girl swings on the swing set. Pam’s favorite part about the park is the slide. She is too scared to slide down the slide, but she likes to watch the kids slide down.

What does Pam like to do in the park? 

Possible Answers:

Watch the kids play in the park

Slide down the slide

Swing on the swings 

Watch for Blue Jays in the park

Correct answer:

Watch the kids play in the park

Explanation:

The third paragraph in the story, "The Cats", starts by telling us that Pam likes to watch the kids play in the park. 

"Pam likes to watch the kids play in the park. She watches as a boy goes down the slide and a girl swings on the swing set. Pam’s favorite part about the park is the slide. She is too scared to slide down the slide, but she likes to watch the kids slide down."

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