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Reading Comprehension

Discover shared reading texts, activity worksheets and interactive activities to develop skills in English reading comprehension for Key Stage Two covering a range of fiction and non-fiction text genres

  • Football Crazy

    Football Crazy

    Read and answer comprehension questions using a poem about a game of football with patterned language

  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

    Read and answer comprehension questions about the structure and content of a classic work of fiction by a significant author

  • Food Fabulous Food

    Food Fabulous Food

    Read and answer comprehension questions using a poem with patterned language

  • Wind in the Willows

    Wind in the Willows

    Read and answer comprehension questions using an extract from a story by a significant author

  • Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Read and respond to the opening of a classic story when investigating the characters used in the narrative

  • Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    Read and answer comprehension questions about the structure and content of a fantasy story by a significant author

  • Time Machine

    Time Machine

    Read and answer comprehension questions about the structure and content of a classic work of fiction

  • Jungle Book

    Jungle Book

    Read and answer comprehension questions using an extract from a story by a significant author

  • Haunted Houses

    Haunted Houses

    Read and answer comprehension questions about figurative language used in a classic poem about a haunted house

  • Pandora’s Box

    Pandora’s Box

    Read and answer comprehension questions about the structure and content of a myth from Ancient Greece

  • Theseus and the Minotaur

    Theseus and the Minotaur

    Read and answer comprehension questions about the structure and content of a myth from Ancient Greece

  • Hare and the Tortoise

    Hare and the Tortoise

    Read and answer comprehension questions about the structure and content of a fable

  • Circus Animals
    Write a discussion text to outline some of the arguments for and against an animal welfare issue
  • Chocolate Debate
    Hold a class debate to identify and explain the benefits and disadvantages of eating chocolate
  • Story Swaps
    Practise writing and editing an alternative version of a traditional story by swapping characters, settings and plot events
  • Story Swap Writing
    Draft and edit an alternative version of a traditional tale to match the original text genre and style