Reading comprehension

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

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.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

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

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L2.2

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

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

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.

Level
E1
English
Rw/E1.2
Rt/E1.1
Rs/E1.1
Ww/E1.3

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).

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L2.7
Context
History

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.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rt/E3.1
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.2
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E2.2d
ESOL Rw/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.1b
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.2
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1

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

Level
L1
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L1.5
Ws/L1.1
Context
Sport

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.

Level
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E2.2