• 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:
World War Two Diaries
Around the World in 8 Days
The Day the World Stood Still
Stars of Rio 2016
Festivals of the World
Black History Month
In the News!
FAKE NEWS: APRIL FOOL!
Leaders and Presidents
The Fawkes Files
WW1: How The War Was Won
Easter: Characters of the Cross
A bit about me:
Before teaching, I was a journalist. I still work as a freelance writer, and like nothing more than writing engaging texts to challenge and inspire children and young people. I choose subjects that may not be on the curriculum but are of great importance for students to know about.
Everything I write has been comprehensively researched from a number of sources and been written by myself. No plagiarism here! This is all original material. My questions are pitched at a high level, but with a bit of patience and persistence (and some adult help if necessary) most students will have great fun as they learn, especially as the penny drops.
Your students will benefit from my reading comprehensions in guided reading, close reading, and lessons right across the curriculum. The comprehensions are closely aligned with Common Core, testing and developing skills in summarising, recall, inference, word meaning and contextual understanding.
I am aware of the impact of printed resources on our environment so try to condense my reading activities into as compact a space as possible. Hopefully this will help you save time in printing, and keep the bills down!
Check out my store if you enjoy this – you’re sure to find more. Thanks!