Learning to read is just the start of your child's literacy journey. From the early years of primary school they will be encouraged to understand what they read and really engage with words in their English lessons. There are set National Curriculum reading comprehension objectives and it is also a big part of KS2 English SATs.
Help your child develop vital reading comprehension skills
In this section of the site you can find out how to improve your child's reading comprehension ability at home, discuss a wide range of fiction and non fiction texts, develop deduction skills, understand inference and tackle tricky reading comprehension questions, backing up answers with evidence from the text. We also have hundreds of teacher-created reading comprehension resources, divided by school year, and covering a range of different text types, such as biography and autobiography, argument texts, storyboarding, newspaper articles and more.
You can also find out about a fantastic KS2 reading comprehension pack.
From their very first reading comprehension exercise to Cloze tests, classic works and finding clues, everything you need to is right here.
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The Stolen Book of Spells – Reading comprehension workbook
Reading comprehension doesn't have to be dull! The Stolen Book of Spells offers KS2 students an engaging story, challenging questions and a riddle to solve – they'll be so immersed in the narrative they won't even realise they're working on their literacy. Answers are provided so you can mark your child's work and help them improve their ability to comprehend, decode and interpret what they read.