Here you'll find all our reading comprehension resources with a particular focus on retrieval skills.
What are retrieval skills?
Retrieval refers to the reading skill needed to find and record information in non-fiction and fiction texts, using it to answer comprehension questions or summarise key details. This important skill needs to be taught and practised regularly at key stage 1 (and throughout key stage 2) before children can begin to develop their inference skills.
Teaching resources to support retrieval practice
These retrieval activities include worksheets, texts and questions to support younger learners and older children to to find key information to answer retrieval questions, developing this reading comprehension skill.
All you need for information retrieval practice at primary school!
For more resources to develop reading comprehension strategies, see our main comprehension page. You might also like our comprehension teaching packs: Reading at KS1, Comprehension at lower KS2, Comprehension at upper KS2, Reading SATs practice for KS2 and Raising reading skills.