10 week bumper pack of reading comprehensions linked to a variety of rock, pop and alternative songs specifically chosen for this pack. This is particularly suitable for Years 5, 6 and 7.

Each song is broken down into 4 reading comprehensions, starting with retrieval and recording, then context clues, inference and finally an assessment where children are encouraged to work out what type of question they are being asked.

Weekly lesson plans are provided along with answer sheets.

Breaking reading down into key skills will allow children to appreciate, understand and enjoy these songs whilst focusing on improving their comprehension with this structured and precise method.

Songs include:
Big Yellow Taxi (by Joni Mitchell)
Indian Sunset (by Elton John)
Ironic (by Alanis Morissette)
Pompeii (by Bastille)
Space Oddity (by David Bowie)
The Trooper (by Iron Maiden)
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (by Gordon Lightfoot)
Thriller (by Michael Jackson)
What is Truth? (by Johnny Cash)
What’s he Building? (by Tom Waits)


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9 Reviews

  • 5
    user avatarLofty_h2 months agoreport

    I can see that I will have to change my planning for next week. Thank you so much!

    • user avatarmracdpresentReply from Author2 months ago

      Thanks for the great review! I hope your class enjoy the songs. 😎👍

  • 5
    user avatarlbstes2 months agoreport

    Using this on a one to one basis and the reaction from the student has been extremely positive. Also expanding his song repertoire! Would you consider creating another pack?

    • user avatarmracdpresentReply from Author2 months ago

      Thanks for the feedback! We're currently considering either a book for KS1 or a continuation with 10 more songs for UKS2 depending. 👍

  • 5
    user avatarRo_Milli01102 months agoreport

  • 5
    user avatarmrajlong6 months agoreport

    Lovely resource - will definitely put to good use!

    • user avatarmracdpresentReply from Author6 months ago

      Thanks so much for the review. We hope it's useful and fun to use! 🎶

  • 5Recommended

    Thank you for publishing your resource. This resource has been recommended for teachers by the TES Resources Team.

    • user avatarmracdpresentReply from Author8 months ago

      Thanks for the review!