• Common Core Aligned
• Engaging topics such as Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, Roswell, Usain Bolt, JFK and 9/11.
• Questions on textual evidence; main idea and summary; word choice and language; point of view and text structure.
• Ideal test preparation.
This collection of reading activities are a selection of some of my favourites. I have put them together as a bigger collection to allow teachers to plan a whole year’s worth of reading comprehensions for their children.
Each activity contains a range of challenging questions which test inference, deduction and retrieval skills – ideal preparation for reading assessments. Children are also given an indication of marks on offer for each question, and teachers are provided with answers.
As with all of my reading activities, I try to make the subject matter informative as well as engaging. Children get the chance to find out about a whole range of interesting stories and topics that may not be covered in the curriculum.
I was a journalist before I became a teacher, and my passion is for communicating true stories as a tool for learning. All the writing is my own.
This bundle includes:
Stories of Survival
Miracle of the Miners; Apollo 13; Plane crash in the Andes, Castaway.
Mysteries of the World
Loch Ness Monster; Bigfoot; Mary Celeste; Lord Lucan; Turin Shroud; Roswell.
Soldier’s Stories – World War One
The first and last soldiers to die in the war; The man who could have killed Hitler; An American hero.
The Queen and the Royal Family
The Queen; The Royal Family; The Royal Wedding.
Santa Claus; Christmas Trees; The Christmas Truce.
Days that changed the world
9/11; Sinking of the Titanic; Asian tsunami; Assassination of JFK.
The Olympic Games
Rio 2016; The ancient Olympics,. The modern Olympics; Simone Biles; Laura Trott; Michael Phelps; Mo Farah and Usain Bolt.
All of these are available separately in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
I have compiled a number of other comprehensions that you may be interested in. I’m sure your students would love to find out about these exciting stories. These are not part of the bundle:
Stories of Survival
World War Two Diaries
Around the World in 8 Days
The Day the World Stood Still
Stars of Rio 2016
Festivals of the World
The Elf Who Saved Christmas
Black History Month