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-KS2 whole class reading comprehension lessons -reading templates, assemblies and inspiration - As Year 6 teachers, we found ourselves in need of comprehension resources that bring texts to life. YES, we want our comprehension lessons to be rigorous in preparation for the SATs, BUT we also want them to be engaging and fun! Our aim is to get children excited about comprehension lessons, eager to talk about books and confident in interrogating a text.

-KS2 whole class reading comprehension lessons -reading templates, assemblies and inspiration - As Year 6 teachers, we found ourselves in need of comprehension resources that bring texts to life. YES, we want our comprehension lessons to be rigorous in preparation for the SATs, BUT we also want them to be engaging and fun! Our aim is to get children excited about comprehension lessons, eager to talk about books and confident in interrogating a text.
KS2 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' Whole Class Guided Reading - Year 5 & 6, age 9+
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KS2 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' Whole Class Guided Reading - Year 5 & 6, age 9+

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Whole Class Reading comprehension resources based on extract of ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q Rauf. Extract not included. Themes: Refugee Week, empathy, friendship (see FREE Refugee Week assembly on shop page). Years 5 and 6 Whole book recommended 10+ 15-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint 2 main activities: 1xPDF - Summarising Ahmed’s journey, challenge: thought bubbles inferring how he felt along the way. Questioning
Age 9+ The Girl who Speaks Bear - Whole Class comprehension
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Age 9+ The Girl who Speaks Bear - Whole Class comprehension

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2 whole class reading comprehension lessons based on the prologue and chapter one of ‘The Girl who Speaks Bear’ by Sophie Anderson. Whole class reading, paired reading, exploring the theme of belonging. Reading Skills foci: infer, connect (looking at a theme within a chapter). 21-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 1 x PDF downloadable activity. Extract included. Recommended for age 9+
Age 7+ 'The Boy who Grew Dragons', Whole Class Comprehension
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Age 7+ 'The Boy who Grew Dragons', Whole Class Comprehension

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3 whole class reading lessons based on the introduction and dipping into the book at chapter 16 ‘The Boy who Grew Dragons’, by Andy Shepherd Vocabulary, whole class reading, paired reading Reading Skills foci: predict, infer, clarify and connect (compare to other stories about dragons) 28-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 3 x printable PDF activities Extract not included Recommended for age 7+
Ages 7+ The Wild Robot Whole Class Reading
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Ages 7+ The Wild Robot Whole Class Reading

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3 whole class reading comprehension lessons based on chapter one and two of ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown. Vocabulary, about the author, whole class reading, paired reading Reading Skills foci: word’splore (exploring how word choices enhance meaning), infer, summarise 28-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 3 x printable PDF activities Extract included. Suitable for age 7+
Age 8+ Y4 Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories - Whole Class Comprehension
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Age 8+ Y4 Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories - Whole Class Comprehension

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2 whole class reading comprehension lessons inspire budding scientists. Based on chapters 1 (Women in Science) and 2 (Mae Jemison) from ‘Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories’, by Kate Pankhurst. Extract not included but available to preview at lovereading4kids.co.uk Packed full of inspirational life stories about women in science exploring their ground-breaking discoveries and revolutionary research. KS2, Year 4, Whole book recommended 7+ 21-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint exploring female scientific innovators who have transformed our lives through their inspirational work. Lesson 1 includes a retrieval activity, finding key information in the text and using this to match the discovery to the female scientist. Lesson 2 includes an inference task which encourages the children to consider the life of Mae Jemison and the challenges she encountered on her journey to becoming an astronaut.
Age 9+ Voyage of the Sparrowhawk, Whole Class Comprehension
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Age 9+ Voyage of the Sparrowhawk, Whole Class Comprehension

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4 whole class reading lessons based on the Prologues: Ben & Lottie from ‘Voyage of the Sparrowhawk’, by Natasha Farrant Vocabulary, whole class reading, paired reading Reading Skills foci: infer, visualise and predict 30-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 3 x printable PDFs Extract not included. Available to download at lovereading4kids.co.uk Recommended for age 9+ Extract not included but available on lovereading4kids.co.uk
KS2 Planet Omar Operation Kind Whole Class Reading Comprehension Yr 4 & 5
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KS2 Planet Omar Operation Kind Whole Class Reading Comprehension Yr 4 & 5

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based on Chapter 1, ‘Planet Omar’, by Zanib Mian World Book Day whole class reading comprehension lesson Years 4 & 5 Whole book recommended 8+ 9 page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint delving deeper into the text, exploring the main characters and thinking about how their personality and relationship will affect their upcoming journey.  Includes an inference activity and a fun task creating word illustration. Extract not included but available on the World Book Day website. Book is currently £1 as part of World Book Day 2021. Offer your children the opportunity to read diverse, inspirational books as part of the Planet Omar series.
Age 8+ I was a Rat Whole Class Reading Comprehension
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Age 8+ I was a Rat Whole Class Reading Comprehension

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3 whole class reading comprehension lessons based on Chapter One of ‘I Was a Rat’ by Philip Pullman. Vocabulary, about the author, whole class reading, paired reading, making connections Reading Skills foci: predict, clarify and infer. 26-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 2 x printable PDFs Extract not included. Suitable for age 8+
Age 8+ Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers - Whole Class Poetry Comprehension & Writing
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Age 8+ Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers - Whole Class Poetry Comprehension & Writing

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4 whole class reading lessons based on the poem Happiness from ‘Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers’, by Daniel Thompson. Thought-provoking poem encouraging children to consider whether buying things can truly bring you happiness. Whole class reading, paired reading, opportunity to write their own poem about plastic pollution, Q&A with the author Reading Skills foci: summarising the main message of the poem, looking at the impact of rhythm, rhyme and word choices on delivering the message of the poem, performing a poem, imitating the poet’s style by recreating their own poem. 37-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 3 x printable PDFs, plus a PDF copy of the poem. Poem included. Recommended for age 8+
Age 9+ The House with Chicken Legs - Whole Class Reading Comprehension
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Age 9+ The House with Chicken Legs - Whole Class Reading Comprehension

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5 whole class reading comprehension lessons based on the prologue and chapter one of ‘The House with Chicken Legs’ by Sophie Anderson. Vocabulary, whole class reading, paired reading, making connections Reading Skills foci: clarify, infer and connect. 41-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 2 x printable PDFs Extract included. Suitable for ages 9+
Refugee Week Assembly 2021, KS2, age 7+, 14th to 20th June
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Refugee Week Assembly 2021, KS2, age 7+, 14th to 20th June

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KS2 Refugee Week Assembly 2021 PowerPoint, age 7+ 14th -20th June Introduce year’s theme is ‘we cannot walk alone’. PowerPoint supporting discussion on and teaching of: What is a refugee? What is an asylum seeker? If you had to leave home with 1 small bag, what would you take with you? The Refugee Week 2021 theme, ‘we cannot walk alone’ an introduction to 3 award-winning KS2 appropriate texts: ‘The Island’ by Francesca Sanna ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’ by Elizabeth Laird ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Rauf Supporting whole class guided reading resources for ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Rauf looking at the main character Ahmed’s journey to the UK also available.
KS2 Protect the Planet Whole Class Guided Reading - age 7+
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KS2 Protect the Planet Whole Class Guided Reading - age 7+

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based on ‘Protect the Planet’ by Jess French World Book Day, Whole Class Reading comprehension lessons x3 KS2, age 7+ Earth Day on 22nd April 2021 Includes: 21 page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint delving deeper into the text, exploring the power of each child to become a superhero and save their planet. Activities help children to build their vocabulary and develop a deeper understanding of Earth, how it provides the perfect balance to support life and the problems created when we fail to look after it. Extracts not included but available on the World Book Day website Book is currently £1 as part of World Book Day 2021. A fun introduction to important environmental issues and an opportunity for children to consider their part in helping make Earth a better place to live.
KS2 Tall Story Whole Class Reading Comprehension Yr 5 & 6
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KS2 Tall Story Whole Class Reading Comprehension Yr 5 & 6

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Based on the Prologue: Andi and chapter 1: Bernado from ‘Tall Story’, by Candy Gourlay. Year 5 & 6 Book recommended age 9+ 25-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint 3 lessons To discuss my understanding of a text and checking it makes sense to me. To retrieve key information from a new text. To make inferences about characters based on their words, actions, thoughts and motives. To support my viewpoint with evidence from the text. To identify a theme within the text. To celebrate diversity. Extract not included but available at lovereading4kids.co.uk.
Age 9+ A Secret of Birds and Bone, Whole Class Reading Comprehension
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Age 9+ A Secret of Birds and Bone, Whole Class Reading Comprehension

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3 whole class reading comprehension lessons based on Chapter One of ‘A Secret of Birds and Bone’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Vocabulary, whole class reading, exploration of figurative language. Reading Skills foci: exploring the meaning of words and the effect of figurative language, making judgements and inferring, summarising, identifying themes in a chapter. 26-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 2 x printable PDFs Extract not included. Suitable for ages 9+
Ages 8+ The Nowhere Emporium, Whole Class Reading Comprehension
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Ages 8+ The Nowhere Emporium, Whole Class Reading Comprehension

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5 whole class reading comprehension lessons based on the prologue and chapter one of ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross MacKenzie. Vocabulary, whole class reading, paired reading, inference Reading Skills foci: retell key events through role play, summarise, exploring the effect of word choices, inferring about characters and settings. 37-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 3 x printable PDFs Extract not included. Suitable for ages 8+
Age 7+ - Escape from Pompeii - Whole Class Reading Comprehension
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Age 7+ - Escape from Pompeii - Whole Class Reading Comprehension

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3 whole class reading comprehension lessons based on ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. Vocabulary, whole class reading, paired reading. Reading Skills foci: predict, infer, connect: explore books with a historical setting. 24-page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint, 2 x printable PDF activities Extract not included. Suitable for age 7+
Apocalypse Kings, Skullduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy - World Book Day 2021 £1 Book
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Apocalypse Kings, Skullduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy - World Book Day 2021 £1 Book

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1 Whole class reading comprehension lesson based on Chapter 1, ‘Apocalypse Kings, Skullduggery Pleasant’, by Derek Landy, published by HarperCollins. Extract not included. Book is currently £1 as part of World Book Day 2021. Lesson appropriate for Y5 and Y6. Whole book recommended for 11+ 16 page dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint celebrating and delving deeper into the text, including 2 main tasks, an extension activity and a range of comprehension questions. PDF sheet for activity 2 (visualising/drawing task) and supporting help cards. Extract not included but available at harpercollins.co.uk and on the World Book Day website. Inspire your children to read the Skullduggery Pleasant series and other books in the detective genre.
Favourite Books Trending
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Favourite Books Trending

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Get a snapshot of what books your children are enjoying. Space for children to draw a cover design and explain why they enjoyed three recent books.