Summer Decodable Texts for 1st Grade | Passages on Summer and Summer Holidays
This set of summer decodable texts will help your 1st grade students practice their decoding skills! These decodable passages and lesson plans cover summer topics like swimming, Flag Day, Father’s Day, Summer Solstice, Canada Day, Independence Day, watermelon, going back to school, and more.
NOTE: This passage set includes more challenging skills for 1st grade and is best used at the end of the school year, or even for reading material to be sent home over summer break!
These materials will help your students:
- Practice specific phonics skills in context
- Develop strong decoding skills
- Learn to recognize high frequency words in context
- Experience reading SUCCESS!
Here’s what’s included:
- 14 decodable passages on summer and different holidays that occur during the summer months
- 1 lesson plan per text
- 1 writing prompt per text
- 1 set of comprehension questions per text
- 1 graphic organizer per text
- color and black and white versions of every item
- Long A spelling patterns (1 passage)
- Long I spelling patterns (1 passage)
- Long U spelling patterns (1 passage)
- Long E spelling patterns (1 passage)
- Long O spelling patterns (1 passage)
- Mixed long vowels (9 passages)
- Summer fun
- Solar eclipse
- U.S. Flag Day (June 14th)
- Father’s Day (June)
- Summer solstice (June)
- National Eat Your Vegetables Day (June 17th)
- Safety Month (July)
- Canada Day (July 1st)
- U.S. Independence Day (July 4th)
- National Ice Cream Day (July)
- National Watermelon Day (August 3rd)
- Back to school (August)
- National Friendship Day (August)
- National Immunization Awareness Month (August)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What scope and sequence or program do these texts follow?
You can use these decodable texts with any phonics program! Please see the list above of the phonics skills addressed in the passages. These passages are great for working on new skills or for reviewing previously-taught skills.
Will these books match my high frequency word instruction?
Your students can be successful reading these decodable texts even if your high frequency word instruction is not a 100% match. Plus, each lesson plan lists out all the high frequency words / irregular words covered in the text, so you can pre-teach any words that students do not already know.
Will this cover all my phonics instruction?
No. These decodable texts are meant to supplement a phonics program, not replace one. You will still need explicit, systematic phonics lessons to teach each sound / pattern. If you need a complete program, check out From Sounds to Spelling.