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:
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
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.