KS1 and KS2 reading comprehension activities

Comprehension skills are key to a child's reading success. Our wide range of English reading comprehension worksheets and activities will help you teach reading comprehension skills throughout primary school, ensuring learners from Early Years through key stage 1 to key stage 2 develop the comprehension strategies they need to improve their reading fluency and begin to read for pleasure.  

Resources to improve children's comprehension skills

Find differentiated reading comprehension activities for sequencing, decoding, retelling, using context clues, predicting, drawing conclusions and analysing the meaning of words along with comprehension questions to develop retrieval and inference skills for both fiction and non-fiction texts. Use these free resources to prepare children for KS1 SATs or try our resource packs for KS2 SATs reading practice.

We've organised our reading comprehension resources into popular categories. For comprehension questions and tasks based on well-known books and authors, such as the Harry Potter series or books by Roald Dahl or Michael Morpurgo, click on the link below. For general comprehension activities for a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, simply pick from the skills and filter by key stage 1 or key stage 2 to see relevant teaching resources for your year group. And to see all our comprehension resources in one place, follow the link at the bottom of the page.


Have you seen our reading comprehension activity packs?

You might also like our comprehension packs: Reading at KS1Comprehension at lower KS2Comprehension at upper KS2, Reading SATs practice for KS2 and Raising reading skills. With clear links to National Curriculum objectives, they each include a range of text extracts and SATs-style comprehension questions and answers to embed essential reading skills. If it's poetry comprehension you're after, have a look at our whole-school teaching pack Poetry for all.