We Need Freshwater

Why do we need freshwater? Because freshwater sustains life. After reading a three-paragraph passage about the importance of freshwater, first graders respond to the article by answering comprehension questions. The resource includes multiple choice, short answer, and drawing type questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Instruct readers to underline their answers within the text
  • Use as a guided reading activity or send the sheet home for pupils to read and complete with their parents
Classroom Considerations

  • Passage is a Lexile® 460 reading level
  • Best fits in a science lesson on types of water and the water cycle 

  • Comes with an audio version of the text
  • Includes an answer key
  • Provides lined sentence lines to help beginning writers keep their responses organized

  • Passage is very short