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KS2 Comprehension – Victorian Literature – Kidnapped, Oliver Twist, The Time Machine

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This 16-page illustrated PDF contains brief passages from the following three classic works of Victorian literature:

  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Each one is accompanied by its own comprehension worksheet, featuring questions that focus on the key skills of inference, information retrieval and vocabulary use. Ideal for morning activities, short reading sessions or for sparking student’s interest in a particular classic text.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Comprehension skills develop through pupils’ experience of high-quality discussion with the teacher, as well as from reading and discussing a range of stories, poems and non-fiction.

  • • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson - extract questions and answers
  • • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - extract questions and answers
  • • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - extract questions and answers
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