Reading comprehension

One or more texts accompanied by questions and/or other activities

Inheritance

Submitted by Robert Holt on Mon, 2008-02-11 16:53

Literacy: Fiction, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1, L2

Inheritance is another wonderful, illustrated story from Tracy Richardson, Level 2 Literacy learner at Henley College, Coventry. The story is arranged in 13 chapters and is followed by comprehension questions, vocabulary and dictionary work, and a word search.

Contact through Robert Holt, who suggests using this story with Entry 3 – Level 2 learners for reading comprehension work.

London Tube

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2008-02-11 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.9, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.7a, ESOL Rt/E3.9a, ESOL Rt/L1.5a, ESOL Rt/L1.5b, ESOL Rt/L2.7a

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1, L2

A series of differentiated questions based on the famous London underground map. Great for scanning practice and sparking off further discussion or writing work.
Tube maps can be found at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx

Munich Air Disaster

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Thu, 2008-02-07 11:47

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1

Context: History

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Munich Air Disaster is a simplified news report from Feb 6th 1958 with comprehension questions.

Be my Valentine

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Mon, 2008-02-04 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, SLc/L1.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Poetry

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text, Writing prompts

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

Love Heart Literacy assignment

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2008-02-04 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.7, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4, Ws/E2.2, Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Smarties & Love Hearts

Context: History, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Covers alphabetical ordering, adjectives, reading comprehension, sentences and web research for E2-L2.

*Sadly the original background history (on which the comprehension is based) is no longer available on the Swizzels Matlow or Love Heart sites.

Farmers' Markets

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2007-11-27 17:18

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

An interesting E1-2 text (and questions) useful for general comprehension and introducing the third person present simple. With ideas for extension work and adapting the text for your local area.

Henry VIII

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-11-19 17:18

Literacy: Rt/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L2

A Level 2 text with comprehension questions. Ideal for any student with an interest in history.

Literacy: Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Reading comprehension

A great way of improving reading skills whilst learning important health and safety information. With a useful reading tips handout.

A present for Charlie's Mum

Submitted by Leo McPartland on Thu, 2007-05-31 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1, Rw/E1.2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E1

A present for Charlie’s Mum is adapted from Vicky Maltby’s ‘A Gift for Charlie’s Mum’ (which focuses on consonant digraphs th ch and sh). This version has been simplified for Entry 1 students and the story has changed slightly (in this version it is Mum’s birthday – not Mothers’ Day!). There are extra pictures and new comprehension questions.

Easter skimming & scanning

Submitted by Stella Jales on Sun, 2007-03-25 17:18

Literacy: Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.7

Free tags: Easter, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

12 questions on a ‘History of Easter’ text – also covers general comprehension, purpose of text, etc.
Note: you will also need the text from ‘Easter Eggs’ comprehension by Moira Garland (see below).

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