Reading comprehension is an important strategy to improve key stage 3 and GCSE students' reading skills and their confidence as readers. When learners understand what they've read, can decode new words (and understand morphology) and make connections with prior knowledge, they can begin to think more deeply about texts and start to analyse and interpret a writer's craft, or read with a purpose. These vital reading strategies include summarising and synthesising, inferring, making predictions, and asking and answering questions.
Our resources include a rich and eclectic mix of KS3 English and GCSE comprehension worksheets, exercises and questions on a range of unseen fiction texts and non-fiction texts, including 19th-century fiction, short stories, articles and essays. Develop students' understanding of a range of comprehension strategies they can use with these targeted comprehension resources.
Our KS3 comprehension teaching pack is an ideal introduction during the transition from primary school to secondary school for year 7-8 students, with lesson plans, text extract and comprehension questions for use in class. Our Mastering comprehension teaching pack is designed to develop year 8-9 students' reading comprehension skills and their confidence approaching an unseen fiction text, to help upper KS3 students to make the transition to GCSE English Language study.