Reading comprehension

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

Yesterday's World

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Tue, 2007-02-20 17:19

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Rt/E3.1, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.2d, ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension

Level: E2, E3

Yesterday’s World text (about an attraction in Sussex) and related phonics activities based on the two sounds of the digraph /th/. Includes word sorting, cloze, crossword.

Originally written for a mixed level Literacy and ESOL group.

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1

Numeracy: N1/L1.7

Free tags: Shrove Tuesday

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Two pancake texts to read, questions to answer, recipes to re-size (simple ratios) and instructions to match and order. Wonderful topical work for Entry 2 to Level 1.

George Michael

Submitted by Saul Pope on Sun, 2007-01-07 17:19

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

Free tags: Drug awareness

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A controversial interview is an ideal non-threatening way to introduce the topic of drugs, alongside reading and discussion practice.

Amir Khan Biography comprehension

Submitted by Saul Pope on Tue, 2006-10-24 17:11

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Ws/L1.1

Context: Sport

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Provides valuable practice in skimming, scanning and reading in detail for Level 1 learners.

The Fright of my Life

Submitted by Emma Parkin on Tue, 2006-10-24 17:11

Literacy: Rt/E2.1, Rw/E2.2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2

A scary story for Entry 2 – with focused comprehension and phonics (particularly the ‘long I’ phoneme) activities that can be used for individual or small group work.

Tom's Night Out

Submitted by Alison Murray on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:11

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

A poem for Entry 1 group reading – with 5 pages of focused comprehension and spelling activities that can be used for individual or small group work.

Willy the super ant

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Fri, 2006-06-09 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Margaret Adams wrote this story to help a dyslexic student distinguish between ‘want’ and ‘what’. Numbered ‘cartoon’ blanks for student to illustrate, plus introduction, story and background notes.

A gift for Charlie's Mum

Submitted by Vicky Maltby on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Rt/E2.1, Wt/L2.1

Free tags: Mothers Day

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Charlie’s search for a Mothers’ Day present is a wonderful comprehension exercise written especially to practice reading consonant digraphs. Vicky suggests this resource is used in conjunction with Karen White’s consonant digraph worksheet. A simplifed Entry 1 version and a related E2/E3 crossword are also available.

Hilton Leeds Garforth

Submitted by Moira Garland on Wed, 2005-06-08 14:02

Literacy: Rt/L1.1

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension

Level: L1

Read a web page (included in the resource) about the Hilton and answer 7 multiple choice (level 1 exam-style) questions covering comprehension, spelling and grammar. With teaching ideas and answer sheet.

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