Year 6 Reading comprehension worksheets by Subject

Your 11+ Prep Reading Adventure

Your 11+ Prep Reading Adventure

Reading is an 11+ preparation superpower! Each of the 40 books in our 11+ prep reading adventure has been chosen to act as a story-filled portal to new vocabulary and will help your child get to grips with challenging texts the fun way – no flashcards required!
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11+ vocabulary flashcards

11+ vocabulary flashcards

Download our free 11+ flashcards to help boost your child's vocabulary and practise for the verbal reasoning tasks of the 11+ exams.
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Year 6 English Challenge Pack

Year 6 English Challenge Pack

Challenging reading comprehensions and activities for Year 6 readers and writers, designed to stretch your child and offer them the opportunity to explore their year-group topics in greater depth.
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Book reviews activity pack

Book reviews activity pack

Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.
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Reading comprehension: The Great Fire of London

Reading comprehension: The Great Fire of London

Read this extract from A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens then answer the questions below.
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Inference skills worksheet

Inference skills

Skilled writers often use a technique we might call ‘show not tell’. They use the actions of characters, or the situation they find themselves in, to tell us more about them, rather than spelling their meaning out and explaining it to us directly. Can you use your inference skills on this passage?
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Deduction in reading comprehension worksheet

Deduction in reading comprehension

The following extract is from the second chapter of the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Oliver has recently gone to live in a workhouse. Firstly highlight any words you don't understand and see if you can work out what they mean. Then summarise what is happening in each paragraph.
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Year 6 Cloze test: the storm

Year 6 Cloze test: the storm

This is a passage from The Swiss Family Robinson, a novel written in 1812 by Johann David Wyss. It is about a family who are shipwrecked and have to survive on a tropical island and is written from the point of view of the father, William. Some of the words in the text are missing. Can you complete the text by filling in one missing letter per box?
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Year 6 Cloze test: the Caterpillar

Year 6 Cloze test: the Caterpillar

Alice in Wonderland was written in 1865 by Lewis Carroll. It is a story about a girl called Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. Some of the words in the text are missing. Can you complete the text by filling in one missing letter per box?
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Year 6 Cloze test: Mowgli in the jungle

Year 6 Cloze test: Mowgli in the jungle

The Jungle Book was written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling. It is about a boy called Mowgli, who grows up with wolves. In this passage Baloo, a bear, and Bagheera, a black panther, show him the ways of the jungle. Some of the words in the text are missing. Can you complete the text by filling in one missing letter per box?
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Reading comprehension: the stream in the storm

Reading comprehension: the stream in the storm

This is a passage from the The Water Babies, written in 1863 by Charles Kingsley. It is about a young chimney-sweep called Tom who falls into a river and becomes a water baby. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: the strange adventure

Reading comprehension: the strange adventure

This is a passage from the The Water Babies, written in 1863 by Charles Kingsley. It is about a young chimney-sweep called Tom who falls into a river and becomes a water baby. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: the man cub

Reading comprehension: the man cub

The Jungle Book was written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling. It is the story of a little boy called Mowgli, who grows up with wolves. He is helped by a black panther called Bagheera. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: the cruel child

Reading comprehension: the cruel child

This is a passage from the The Water Babies, written in 1863 by Charles Kingsley. It is about a young boy called Tom who works as a chimney-sweep. He falls into a river and becomes a water baby. In this passage, Tom has found a caddis that is growing safely in a cocoon. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: Mowgli and the villagers

Reading comprehension: Mowgli and the villagers

The Jungle Book was written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling. It is about a little boy called Mowgli, who grows up with wolves. In this passage, Mowgli has ventured into the village. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: bad temper

Reading comprehension: bad temper

Anne of Green Gables was written in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is a story about an elderly brother and sister called Matthew and Marilla who adopt an orphan girl called Anne. In this passage, Marilla’s friend Rachel has come to see her and is meeting Anne for the first time. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: arriving in London

Reading comprehension: arriving in London

Great Expectations is a novel written by Charles Dickens in 1861. In this passage the protagonist, Pip, is being taken to see the room that he is renting by Mr Wemmick. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: Anne’s room of dreams

Reading comprehension: Anne’s room of dreams

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is a classic Canadian novel about an orphan adopted by an elderly brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla, who live on a farm called Green Gables. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: Alice and the Caterpillar

Reading comprehension: Alice and the Caterpillar

Alice in Wonderland is a story about a girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: school uniform pros and cons

Reading comprehension: school uniform pros and cons

Does school uniform promote discipline and a sense of belonging, or is it an unimaginative tradition that should be scrapped? Two pupils argue each side of the case. Read their arguments then answer the questions.
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