20 questions that make up a full Reading Comprehension out of 31.Based on Year 6 SATs questions this is a fantastic resource for Year 6 children or Year 5 who will soon be in Year 6. resource follows the KS2 content domains.
13x easy to use reading comprehension packs with three sections of differentiated questions each. It can be used in form time as part of literacy focus, or in English lesson for KS3/4 or GCSE comprehension training. Keep checking back if you download this as I'll be adding lots more.
1. Rise of the YouTube Vloggers - who are they and how did they make their millions?
2. Brexit - what's going on in 2018? Why are people getting annoyed? What does this mean for Britain?
3. Trump - what has he said now? What are the global implications of his presidency? What is this man's background and why is he still so popular with some?
4. Environmental issues - a very serious article about very scary problems students will face in their lifetimes unless serious action is taken.
5. E-Sports and professional gamers. What's it like to be one of these? How do they do it and what exactly do they do?
6. Flat Earthers - what is this new trend? Why do some people believe the Earth is flat? An investigation into the growing anti-science trend and why this movement is gaining momentum.
7. Rise of the Online Trolls - why do people 'troll'? Who are these bullies hiding behind screens? This article investigates.
8. The rising popularity of plastic and cosmetic surgery - what is this, what are the ethical issues behind it and why is it so popular?
9. Virtual reality - what can we do with this technology? How does it work and what's in store for the future?
10. Tattoos - too cool for school or looking like a fool? Why is there so much prejudice against tattoos in a professional workplace and is this likely to change any time soon?
11. Alternative Facts - what are these? Who came up with this term and what do we need to know?
12. The Sugar Tax - why should your pay more for your favourite bottle of pop? This opinion piece investigates the rights and wrongs of this controversial tax.
13. Scientology - just why is this organisation so rich?
All of these articles are pretty interesting for students and teachers! All are very easy to use and a good way to combine Current Affairs / Citizenship and English.
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This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of the text.
Activities within the booklet include:
- 'Context: The Great Depression' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;'
- 'Steinbeck's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;'
- 'Curley's Wife' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;'
- 'Editing the Text' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.'
Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the origins of Halloween and explains how some of our modern day Halloween traditions came to be. The text also gives an account of how this ancient holiday is celebrated around the world in our modern day and time.
After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, gap filling exercises and a fun word search. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of Macbeth based on William Shakespeare's tragedy.
After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False and a gap filling exercise. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
A wide variety of texts to engage and challenge your Y6 pupils. All resources in this bundle have:
- A text for children to read from a popular children's book
- Follow up comprehensions for each text, differentiated three ways
- Answers for each comprehension for ease of marking
- Over 6 weeks worth of guided reading resources ready to use!
Extracts from all seven Harry Potter books with three sets of differentiated questions attached with each extract. These activities will help children work on a range of comprehension skills using a story many are already aware of and engaged with. Questions range from simple retrieval to commenting on why particular language has been used.
***The extracts used are copyright of the author J.K Rowling.
A 20 page workbook of original fact, fiction and poetry extracts with comprehension questions.
Suitable for KS2 or low ability KS3.
There are prose passages, fact sheets and poetry.
Topics covered in the workbook are:
Health and Sport
A comprehension about the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. Includes PowerPoint and differentiated worksheets to suit three ability groups. Can lead on to extended writing with children continuing the diary themselves. Quality Ancient Egypt activity. Both PDF and Word files included.
Rated outstanding in a recent Ofsted inspection. This UK floods newspaper report is ideal for writing and/or reading lesson/s . Differentiated comprehension whith extension questions and a comprehensive mark scheme full of 3,2,1 marks questions. A great flip chart (Smart and ActivInspire) that analyses puns, word play and language of Hurricane Sandy and other floods/storms in the USA and UK . This resource has been recommended by the TES resource team and been downloaded more than 84,686 times. £2. IF YOU CAN, PLEASE LEAVE REVIEWS
This pack contains 30 close reading comprehensions and questions that are suitable for Reception to Year 2 depending on the ability of your students.
There are a range of comprehensions that gradually get harder and require the students to read and answer more questions as they progress through each comprehension. The initial comprehensions are simpler and have 3 questions and build up to more complex passages with 9 questions by the final comprehensions.
These are great to use for whole class activities, guided reading, or both independent and supported work or homework.
These are based on the reading outcomes from the National Curriculum for Year 1 and 2.
Please note these are not the same as my 10 Early Years reading comprehensions. These are more complex.
Suitable for Year 1 and 2 and lower KS2 for lower ability students.
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Plane crash in the Andes
Mine rescue in Chile
This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, tests children’s inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children explore these remarkable stories for themselves.
Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Our Year 6 SATS Reading comprehension bundle is perfect for assessment in Year 6 - with timed comprehension papers of 30 minutes.
The texts include:
1. Fox on The Run (TES Picks)
2. High Holt Manor
3. Rush Hour
All texts are written especially for our comprehension resources.
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This whole class guided reading pack for The Smartest Giant in Town is differentiated for Year 1 and linked to the new National Curriculum objectives. It includes comprehension questions and a challenge activity linked to the book.
You can find more Whole Class Guided Reading for Year 1 here: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/search/?fwp_topic=whole-class-guided-reading&fwp_year_group=year-1
Reading comprehensions related to football to try and engage children whilst also developing their comprehension skills. Each comprehension comes with three sets of 11 questions that are differentiated with the answers included.
This will continue to be developed with more footballers and football clubs added to it with the price rising as more are added.
So far included are: