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Reading Comprehension Year 6 – Inference, Information and Vocabulary in Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, Hound of the Baskervilles

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Intended to assist with Y6 comprehension activities, this pack includes a set of three text extracts with questions accompanying illustrations from the following books:

  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

This download contains one 17-page illustrated PDF featuring three different comprehension challenges, each themed around a different classic text, and a separate answer sheet. Teachers can print off the specific text and questions they require, and use the resulting worksheet to provide a quick burst of comprehension practice – ideal for morning work, short reading sessions or for sparking interest in a particular classic text.

Each challenge includes a brief 300- to 400-word extract from a classic text, alongside a range of reading-related questions that focus on the key skills of inference, information retrieval and vocabulary use.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say, [and] explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them.

  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - extract questions and answers
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker - extract questions and answers
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle - extract questions and answers
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