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KS2 Reading Comprehension – Classic Literature Texts – The Wizard of Oz, Five Children and It and The Wind in the Willows

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This download contains a 17-page illustrated PDF featuring brief passages from three classic works of literature, a series of KS2 reading comprehension questions and an accompanying answers sheet. The passages are taken from the following novels:

  • The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

Each passage 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.

  • The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - extract and questions
  • Five Children and It by E. Nesbit - extract and questions
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham - extract and questions
  • Answer sheets
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