Reading comprehension teaching resources: information retrieval – narrative (KS2 resources)

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

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How did Rome begin?
The story of how Rome began based on the legend of Romulus and  … read more
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Guided reading comprehension - The Last Wolf by Michael Morpurgo
Four comprehension tasks with teaching notes and a teacher reading  … read more
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Cracking Comprehension - Crime Solvers
Develop key reading comprehension skills with step-by-step teaching  … read more
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The Beast Within comprehension
An original narrative set in a primary school where a mysterious,  … read more
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Comprehension questions on 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde
Comprehension questions based on the opening of the short story  … read more
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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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Poem: Home Sweet Home
An original, simple poem contrasting before and after a World  … read more
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World War II reading comprehension - Golden Skies
A set of extended recounts (first person narrative, diary, letter)  … read more
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The Hound of the Baskervilles reading comprehension
A challenging reading comprehension based on an excerpt taken  … read more
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On Track English: Reading Comprehension intervention
A Rising Stars resource. This step-by-step intervention unit  … read more
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Persuasive writing - Little Red Riding Hood pt2
Following on from resource 29869 where the Woodcutter is in the  … read more
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Diary of a Killer Cat guided reading pack
A collection of reading comprehension questions and activities  … read more
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Persuasive writing - Goldilocks
Goldilocks - a crime report puts her directly in the frame for  … read more
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The Bamburgh Dragon guided reading pack
This is a guided reading pack for The Bamburgh Dragon from the  … read more
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The Story of the Bees and the Flies - comprehension
An inference and information retrieval reading comprehension  … read more
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The Hare and the Tortoise - poetry comprehension
Children read a classic version of the Aesop fable 'The Hare  … read more
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Tree Dressing Day
A comprehension resource based on Tree Dressing Day with extension  … read more
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Summer solstice
A set of four activities based on the summer solstice in the  … read more
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Street Child by Berlie Doherty – chapter 6 comprehension
A set of comprehension questions based on chapter 6 of 'Street  … read more
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Tchang and the Pearl Dragon - guided reading pack
This guided reading pack is for working on the story of Tchang  … read more
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English SATs reading practice paper
A reading practice SATs paper in the style of the national curriculum  … read more
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The Fatal Fire - further activities
Three follow-up reading comprehensions based on Terry Deary's  … read more
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The puncture - a quick reading comprehension
A short comprehension exercise which requires higher-order c  … read more
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Lion Boy comprehension
A comprehension based on the book 'Lion Boy' by Zizou Corder.  … read more
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Mayan creation myth reading comprehension
A retelling of the Mayan creation myth 'The Hero Twins' in which  … read more
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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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Go Fox by Helen Dunmore Reading Comprehension
A pack of comprehension questions based on reading assessment  … read more
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Goram and Ghyston - reading comprehension
A retelling of the traditional story of the Bristol Giants, Goram  … read more
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The Iron Man – reading comprehension
A SATs style reading comprehension based on chapter 5 of The  … read more
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick - A Strange Day in July - comprehension
These questions are for a book group activity on the story A  … read more
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick - Under The Rug - comprehension
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Demolition Dad - reading quiz
A post reading PowerPoint quiz based on the book 'Demolition  … 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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The Wee Free Men – Penguin schools resource
A set of activities to accompany Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel  … read more
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Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman Reading Comprehension
A written comprehension activity and a selection of guided reading  … read more
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Penguin schools resource
Bring Willy Wonka’s world into your classroom with these splendiferous  … read more
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See You in the Cosmos - Penguin Schools resource
A teaching pack based upon Jack Cheng's novel, See You in the  … read more
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Rainforest myth and comprehension
A rainforest myth inspired by the Just So stories and accompanied  … read more
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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 Great Fire Dogs - Penguin Schools resource collection
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Knights of the Borrowed Dark - Penguin Schools resource collection
An engaging activity pack to accompany the first book in an exciting  … read more
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Independent reading booklet for 'Cool as a Cucumber' by Michael Morpurgo
A highly engaging reading journal for 'Cool as a Cucumber' by  … read more
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Murder Most Unladylike - Penguin Schools resource collection
An exciting activity pack to accompany the first novel in a thrilling  … read more
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Super teacher – reading for understanding
An engaging original short story with SAT style comprehension  … read more
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World of Warriors – Penguin Schools resource collection
A set of resources to accompany Curtis Jobling's 'A New Hero'  … read more
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Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus and The Kane Chronicles – Penguin Schools resource collection
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The Victory Dogs – Penguin Schools resource collection
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The Great Escape –Penguin Schools resource collection
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid in the classroom - Penguin Schools resource collection
A teacher's starter kit for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.  … read more
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – Penguin Schools resource collection
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Just So Stories – Penguin Schools resource collection
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Little Women – Penguin Schools resource collection
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Oliver Twist – Penguin Schools resource collection
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Roald Dahl – Penguin Schools resource collection
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Gods and Warriors – Penguin Schools resource collection
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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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Comparing giants
Take a look at how the BFG compares with the other giants. Simply  … read more
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Meet the giants – character profiling
Sort the characteristics for the BFG and The Bloodbottler. Using  … read more
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Matilda quiz
Challenge your class to recall key facts and events from the  … read more
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - true or false?
Check children's recall of events from the story with this interactive  … read more
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Let's talk about reading
A set of cards encouraging pupils to ask each other questions  … read more
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Reading challenge Advent calendar
Ho ho ho an Advent calendar with a difference! Make the calendar  … read more
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Exploring settings
Explore the techniques the author uses to create an impact. Taken  … read more
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Harry hits Hogwarts
Complete the lesson plans and questions and create Harry's school  … read more
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Harry's half time quiz
A super quiz based on the first half of the Philosopher's Stone  … read more
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The Mirror of Erised
Questions and an extended writing task with a differentiated  … read more
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Quick quiz
The first ten chapters. Includes teacher's cheat sheet and bingo  … read more
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The Phantom Tollbooth
A variety of language-based activities linked to different parts  … read more
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