Stimulating reading activities for primary

Activities, booklets and presentations to encourage reading for pleasure in primary

Tes Resources Team

Teacher Surrounded By Engaged Pupils With Reading Activities

Inspire primary pupils to fall in love with reading and discover new ways of motivating reluctant readers

Not only is reading a key skill, it also encourages pupils to be creative and use their imaginations. From memorable characters to plot twists and enchanting settings, stories are often able to capture the interest of young learners and leave them wanting to read more. Here, we have gathered together a selection of reading resources that you could use in your primary classroom.

Looking for engaging reading resources for EYFS? Take a look at these engaging reading activities for EYFS or explore the primary resource collection for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 resources for the summer, autumn and spring terms.

KS1 resources

Low ability reading comprehension

Low ability reading comprehension

I have a very low ability year 2 English set (most children below level 2) and I really struggled to find reading comprehension suitable for them so I made these. They are very low level but worked well for my children approaching Level 1. Hope you find them useful!
KS1 and Early Years English Reading Comprehensions
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KS1 and Early Years English Reading Comprehensions

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 eac...

KS2 resources

Year 6, Guided Reading, SATs style text and questions, Fiction.

Year 6, Guided Reading, SATs style text and questions, Fiction.

Hi all, Here is a short story with a set of SATs style questions. You can use this as a guided reading, teacher lead session or as a simple SATs style revision where the children work in silence and you go through it afterwards - it's up to you. It's also completely editable so you can add/ch...
SATS Reading Revision

SATS Reading Revision

SATS 2020 - 100 reading questions organised by content domain, created for SATS revision. This is a popular revision tool for the Y6 Reading SATS test! The resource can be used all year round to help prepare pupils for the requirements of the 2020 KS2 test or as a last minute revision tool. Get r...
The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the ...