This 14 page PDF is a bank of questions to promote discussion and develop pupils’ comprehension of Michael Morpurgo’s Little Manfred. The questions can be used for whole class reading or small group carousel guided reading. The questions have been differentiated so that teachers can select which ones to use with different groups of children. Each question has also been cross referenced with the Key Stage 2 content domains for reading. Answers have been provided for each question to save teachers’ precious time.
World Book Day 2019 This is a set of questions suitable for whole class discussion/guided reading for Lauren Child’s Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale (the World Book Day book). The questions are all cross-referenced to the Key Stage 2 content domains for reading. There is also a crossword which focuses on content domain 2b: retrieve and record key details from fiction and a word search which draws on key vocabulary from the book.
This is a Key Stage 1 SATs style comprehension (paper 2) based on Aesop’s Fable, The Fox and the Stork. The text (which is included) is the original unabridged text and has a lexile level of 1000L. The questions follow the format of Paper 2 of the Key Stage 1 Reading SAT. Included is a grid identifying the coverage of the Key Stage 1 content domains for reading. The mark scheme is included saving you time. Also included is a word search. The resource can be used as part of a unit on fables or as a stand alone lesson/homework.
This KS 2 SATs style comprehension includes an extract from chapter 17 of the classic text Pinocchio. This can be copied for individual children. There is a comprehension paper which follows the format of the KS 2 reading SAT paper and a mark scheme is included which identifies the content domain targetted by each question. In addition there is a differentiated crossword for vocabulary development and a differentiated word search. The comprehension provides useful practice for the Key Stage 2 reading SAT which could be used as a one-off lesson, as a lesson which forms part of a unit of work on the book Pinocchio or for homework. The extract has an ATOS book level of 5.4, a lexile level of 700L-800L and a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level of 5.
This pack contains the full printable script of Babouscka which was originally published in 1916, a Key Stage 2 SATs style comprehension paper complete with mark scheme, a crossword which is differentiated 3 ways and a word search which is also differentiated 3 ways. The story has a lexile level of 800L-900L and a Flesch-Kincaid grade level of 6.11 It is suitable for most pupils aged 9 and over and could be used as a one-off lesson, homework or as part of a topic on Christmas legends/traditions.
This is a bank of questions to use alongside Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Poppy Field’. The questions are designed to facilitate discussion either with the whole class or small group guided reading. Each question is cross referenced to the Key Stage 2 content domains for reading. The story is a beautiful story written to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and relates to why we wear poppies on Remembrance I have divided the story up into 5 parts to facilitate discussion but it isn’t necessary to do this. The questions are varied in the level of challenge ranging from straight forward literal comprehension to some challenging questions which focus on a close reading of selected sentences to challenge your most capable readers. Teachers should select which questions they feel are appropriate for different groups of children rather than aim to ask every single one. Note the questions are for Michael Morpurgo’s story only and not the poem nor the Afterword.
Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend - Guided Reading, SATs style Comprehension, Vocab (with answers)
This is a bank of questions for guided reading (whole class or carousel) to support the reading and comprehension of Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend. They have been written for use through teacher/adult led discussion for the purpose of scaffolding children’s development in comprehension. They are cross referenced to the reading content domains for both KS 1 and KS 2 and include answers/suggested responses. The questions have been differentiated 3 ways. In addition there is a SATs style comprehension paper (including a making guide) which has been differentiated 2 ways. Finally, the pack includes a crossword for vocabulary development which will support the ‘Find and copy’ style questions on the reading SAT paper. This has been differentiated 4 ways and again includes answers. Suitable for years 2,3 & 4 **Note that the resources are for the first story ‘Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend’ in the anthology of the same name.
This bundle contains 4 Key Stage 2 SATs style comprehension papers (with answers) It includes: Peter Pan Chapter 1 KS 2 SATs-style comprehension (with answers) The Railway Children Chapter 6 KS 2 SATs-style comprehension (with answers) The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor KS 2 SATs-style comprehension (with answers) The Wind in the Willows Chapter 2 KS 2 SATs-style comprehension (with answers) As a bundle it is offered at a 50% reduction of the price if bought separately! The papers would provide useful practice in the run up to the Key Stage 2 SATs and as each of them includes a full copy of the text would be ideal for homework.
This resource contains an extract from chapter 1 of J. M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. To accompany this there is a Key Stage 2 SATs style comprehension. Each of the questions follows the format and structure of questions found on the 2016 and 2017 KS 2 Reading SAT. To aid marking there is a complete mark scheme which not only provides the answers but also identifies the target content domain for each question. I have also included a grid which clearly identifies coverage of the content domains for the whole of the paper. The comprehension can be used as a stand alone practice activity for year 6 comprehension in preparation for the KS 2 Reading SAT or it could be used as part of a novel study unit on Peter Pan. As the extract from the text is included it is also ideal for homework. The comprehension is suitable for year 5 or year 6.
This resource contains an extract from Andrew Lang’s Arabian Nights, a KS2 SATs style comprehension and a complete marking key. This comprehension is based on the classic story of Sinbad the Sailor by Andrew Lang. For convenience the text is provided so that you can copy it enabling all children to have a copy. The comprehension follows the same layout as the KS 2 Reading SAT. The booklet includes a mark scheme which also identifies the targeted content domain for each of the questions. The comprehension could be used as practice leading up to the KS 2 reading SAT either in class or as homework.
This resource contains an extract from chapter 2 of Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. To accompany this there is a Key Stage 2 SATs style comprehension. Each of the questions follows the format and structure of questions found on the 2016 and 2017 KS 2 Reading SAT. To aid marking there is a complete mark scheme which not only provides the answers but also identifies the target content domain for each question. I have also included a grid which clearly identifies coverage of the content domains for the whole of the paper. The comprehension can be used as a stand alone practice activity in preparation for the KS 2 Reading SAT or it could be used as part of a novel study unit on The Wind in the Willows. Suitable for years 5/6.
This resource includes an extract from chapter 6 of 'The Railway Children', a comprehension paper based on the extract which is set out in the same style as the Key Stage 2 Reading SAT, the mark scheme and a grid showing the coverage of the content domains across the questions. Each of the questions follows the same format as those found in the 2016 and 2017 KS 2 Reading SATs so that children can become familiar with the ways in which questions are worded. The resource can be used as a stand alone practice comprehension for the KS 2 SATs or could be used as part of a novel study of 'The Railway Children'.
This is a KS 1 SATs style comprehension paper to accompany the book ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat’ by Judith Kerr. Children will need a copy of the book in order to complete the comprehension. The questions follow the format and layout of the KS 1 reading SAT. Included is the mark scheme for the questions again following the format of the KS 1 reading SAT. The mark scheme also identifies the target content domain for each question. The questions will be suitable for children in years 1 & 2.
This is a KS 1 SATs style comprehension paper based on the poem 'Daddy Fell into the Pond' by Alfred Noyes. It includes a copy of the poem ready for copying. The comprehension paper follows the format of the Key Stage 1 Reading Comprehension SAT and includes a marking key which identifies the content domain for each question plus acceptable answers. There is also a crossword which is differentiated 3 ways. This will provide the children with useful practice for the 'find an copy' vocabulary questions. The wordsearch (again differentiated 3 ways) provides further opportunity to engage with items of vocabulary taken from the poem.
This is a Key Stage 2 reading SAT style comprehension based on the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore. It also includes the answers which follow the format of the SATs answer booklet, identifying the content domain for each question, possible answers and the number of marks available. There is also a crossword included in the pack which is differentiated 3 ways and allows pupils to practise identifying the meaning of the word from the context and is a useful fun way of preparing them for the find and copy type questions. I have also included a wordsearch, to help expose pupils more to the vocabulary used in the poem. This again is differentiated 3 ways and includes the solutions to each of the problems. The activities included in the pack are suitable for Key Stage 2.
The National Curriculum for English 2014 mentions only a few fictional genres specifically. However, the newly revised teacher assessment framework for writing clearly states that children at both Key Stage 1 & 2 should be drawing on their reading. With an in-depth knowledge of the structures and features that are associated with the different narrative fiction genres we can make much more informed decisions about the aspects we want to focus on for comprehension and for writing. This document sets out the different features of the most common fiction genres that are written for children, identifying common plot structures, character types, key language features and themes. This will enable teachers to plan more focused reading and composition lessons for their pupils.
This is a bank of differentiated questions (with answers) for every chapter of Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine. They can be used for whole class reading or small group guided reading to facilitate discussion and develop children's comprehension skills. The questions have been differentiated three ways enabling teachers to target the level of challenge according to the needs of their pupils. Also each question has been cross referenced against the content domains for the key stage 2 SATs. The questions are suitable for pupils in year 4 or year 5.
This 14 page PDF includes differentiated questions for Roald Dahl's 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.' The book has been split into 5 sections and there is a set of differentiated questions for each section. The questions are suitable for years 3 and 4 and could be used with the whole class or with smaller guided reading groups. Each question is cross-referenced to the content domains used in the Key Stage 2 reading SAT and includes answers.
This is a 48 page PDF document. It contains a variety of comprehension activities for the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. There are activities and worksheets to develop the skill of working out the meaning of words from context, including a crossword for each chapter; understanding and analysing character; prediction; text structure and analysis; summarising the text and 3 differentiated comprehensions for the final chapter which focus on inference. In addition there is a set of guided reading questions for each chapter. All of the activities, worksheets and guided reading questions are cross referenced to the criteria identified for Key Stage 2 reading assessment for ease of tracking. There is also a list of related books to encourage ‘reading for pleasure’. The booklet is designed for years 3 and 4. Note the JPEGs are previews of the materials included in the pdf booklet.
This 31 page PDF contains activities and worksheets designed to develop children's comprehension of Cool as a Cucumber by Michael Morpurgo. The book and the activities are suitable for children in year 3. There are 5 guided reads (one for each chapter), 4 crosswords to develop the skill of working out the meaning of words from the context, worksheets 4 sets of worksheets (2 of which are differentiated), a Writing a book Review word mat and suggestions for drama activities which develop inference and understanding of character. There is also a list of wider reading to promote children's reading for pleasure.