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Reading comprehension teaching resources: information retrieval – narrative (KS1 resources)

Adaptable reading comprehension activities and worksheets including story sequencing, quizzes and character profile examples for KS 1 and KS2.

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On the farm – comprehension
A simple comprehension based on a visit to a farm. Ideal for  … read more
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Diary of a Killer Cat guided reading pack
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Comprehension pack for The Bear Under the Stairs by Helen Cooper
This is a guided reading pack for The Bear Under the Stairs by  … read more
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The Tale of Tom Kitten – reading comprehension
A simple comprehension based on 'The Tale of Tom Kitten' by Beatrix  … read more
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit – comprehension questions
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The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle – comprehension questions
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The Tale of Jeremy Fisher – reading comprehension
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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny – comprehension questions
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The Troll by Julia Donaldson reading pack
A reading activity pack to accompany 'The Troll' by Julia Donaldson.  … read more
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‘Mice’ by Rose Fyleman – comprehension activities
Comprehension and poetry writing activity based on the poem 'Mice'  … read more
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The Tin Forest – discussion prompts and guided reading questions
A set of prompts and questions to be used when reading 'The Tin  … read more
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Comparing two openings – The Tin Forest and The Dragon Machine
A resource for guided reading based on Helen Ward's 'The Tin  … read more
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Eight tips for National Storytelling Week
A set of handy tips for storytelling across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  … read more
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears – reading comprehension
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Up into space! reading comprehension
A simple reading comprehension for Y1 or lower Y2, using the  … read more
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The dragon's eggs – a reading comprehension
A reading comprehension for use with children in years 1 and  … read more
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Night garden reading comprehension
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Guided reading tips
Five quick ideas to help with guided reading sessions.  … read more
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The Christmasaurus - Penguin schools resource
Forget everything you thought you knew about the North Pole...  … read more
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The Jolly Postman - checklist - Penguin schools resource
Develop children’s knowledge and skills of how to locate information  … read more
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'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers – book based ideas
A collection of teaching ideas including a shared poetry writing  … read more
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'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers – book based ideas
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'This moose belongs to me' by Oliver Jeffers – book based ideas
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'Stuck' by Oliver Jeffers – book based ideas
A collection of whole book teaching ideas. From book talk to  … read more
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The story of Nian – story response activities
A traditional Chinese New Year tale with comprehension activities  … read more
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A reading challenge – Whiff by Ian Whybrow
Enjoy sharing the book then get to grips with these questions.  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - Cops and Robbers
A set of questions and activities for the book Cops and Robbers  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - Whose house?
A set of questions and activities for the book Whose house? by  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - Whiff
A set of questions and activities for the book Whiff by Ian Whybrow.  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - My mum and dad make me laugh
A set of questions and activities for the book My mum and dad  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - I want a pet
A set of questions and activities for the book I want a pet by  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - Once there were giants
A set of questions and activities for the book Once There Were  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - Farmer Duck
A set of questions and activities for the book Farmer Duck by  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - Elmer Again
A set of questions and activities for the book Elmer Again by  … read more
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Guided reading prompt card - Clumsy Clumps and the Baby Moon
A set of questions and activities for the book Clumsy Clumps  … read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar - sequencing
A colourful activity in which children begin by ordering the  … read more
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Mr Large is in charge - True or false
Check the children’s recall of events from the story with this  … read more
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Story plot: Rumpelstiltskin
Share the story of Rumpelstiltskin and complete the worksheet.  … read more
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The hungry snail
Instead of the very hungry caterpillar we have the very hungry  … read more
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There was an old lady
There was an old lady ... What did the old lady swallow? Can  … read more
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Compare the grannies
Children read and cut out the two different descriptions of the  … read more
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