Reading comprehension activities for KS1 and KS2

Comprehension skills are key to a child's reading success.  Our wide range of KS1 and KS2 English comprehension worksheets and activities will help you teach comprehension skills, ensuring all learners can develop the comprehension strategies to decode, draw conclusions and get the most out of their reading.  

We've organised our reading comprehension resources into popular categories. If you're looking for comprehension questions and tasks based on well-known books and authors, click on the link below. For general comprehension activities for a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, simply pick from the skills and then filter by key stage 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 comprehension packs?

You might also like our comprehension packs: Reading at KS1Comprehension at lower KS2Comprehension at upper KS2 and Reading SATs practice for KS2. 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.