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Year 1 Reading Comprehension - Autumn Term
It’s Good to Be Good

4 Resource Packs

About the theme

The programme starts by looking at simple texts that explore the idea of good choices - what they might look like, and the consequences of making them. The theme links to relationships education - the conventions of courtesy and good manners. Resources to support children in making connections between the texts can be found in the ‘pulling it all together’ pack, as can a suggested list of books also linked to the theme, which could be read as a class.

Real Comprehension


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Living a Lie

This clever shape poem shows just how a teeny tiny fib can grow into something much more difficult to carry.

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Friends Come First

When Max does something kind for his friend, he gets an unexpected reward...

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A List to Show I Care

How can we show our friends and family that we care? By doing good deeds!

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Finished all three texts?

Pulling it all together

Once you have gone through all three texts with pupils, establishing familiarity and understanding with each, you can use these additional resources to help children engage with them thematically, making links between the texts, and to others they may have read or heard of. A suggested list of books for class reading, linked to the unit theme, is also included.

Pulling it all together
Real Comprehension, 54 original texts - 18 themes

See all resources in the Real Comprehension programme

Real Comprehension is a unique, whole-school reading programme designed to develop sophisticated skills of inference and retrieval; build rich vocabularies; and encourage the identification of themes and comparison between texts from years 1 to 6.