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Inspiring KS1 and KS2 comprehension resources


Inspiring KS1 and KS2 comprehension resources

We understand that good comprehension requires a range of different knowledge and skills – children need a clear understanding of text structures, a broad vocabulary, excellent inference skills, and strong reading stamina.

To help you embed these comprehension skills at key stage 1 and key stage 2, build your children’s confidence in the reading comprehension SATs paper, and develop a real love of reading, we’ve put together a range of resources and practice tests to support your school.

Take a look at our leading comprehension programme

Project X Origins Guided Reading for Comprehension

Project X Origins

Project X Origins is a whole-school programme which gives you everything you need to embed comprehension through high-quality guided reading.

  • Guided reading notes for every book
  • Free guided reading events led by Lindsay Pickton
  • A range of fiction and non-fiction with brand new Graphic Texts coming in September 2016
  • Rigorous assessment using the Oxford Reading Criterion Scale
  • Review our wider collection of comprehension resources

    Nelson Comprehension for KS1 and KS2

    Nelson Comprehension

    A flexible whole-school comprehension programme giving you everything you need for the teaching of inference, evaluation and information finding

    Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language grammar teaching

    Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language

    A complete literacy programme with clear comprehension teaching for children aged 6-11, matched to the new curriculum

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks Comprehension Activity Sheets

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks

    A series of 36 stories to emotionally engage children and a handbook with over 70 photocopiable comprehension activity sheets

    Oxford Reading Tree inFact

    Oxford Reading Tree inFact

    Breathtaking design and captivating subjects to grab children's attention and keep them interested – with engaging teaching notes to build children’s comprehension skills

    TreeTops Greatest Stories KS2 Comprehension

    TreeTops Greatest Stories

    A brand new collection of timeless stories curated by Michael Morpurgo to capture our literary heritage, with fantastic teaching notes to build children’s comprehension skills

    Oxford Dictionaries for Schools


    Compiled by experts and rigorously tested in schools to meet the demands of the curriculum. Oxford Dictionaries are perfect for supporting children’s comprehension skills

    Register free to get school improvement support on Oxford Owl

    Oxford Owl

    Get free support

    Find resources to support you with improving comprehension on Oxford Owl

    Watch PD videos

    Watch videos from Lindsay Pickton & more on Oxford Owl

    School improvement support

    Find out more about the Teaching Comprehension Pathway

    Find out about our effective reading assessment and CPD

    Oxford Primary Reading Assessment

    Oxford Primary Reading Assessment

  • A whole-school solution to reading assessment and book choice
  • Based on the Oxford Reading Criterion Scale
  • Exemplification of expected standards at the end of every year group
  • Free to activate within Classroom Monitor subscriptions
  • Help parents support their children’s comprehension at home

    Oxford Owl For Home

    Oxford Owl For Home

    Direct parents to Oxford Owl For Home for expert advice, top tips and activity ideas to help them support their child's reading at home.

    Bond 11 plus

    BOND Comprehension

    Direct parents to BOND Comprehension books for comprehension strategies and techniques and pull-out test papers

    Pippi Longstocking reading notes

    Pippi Longstocking

    Direct parents to our Pippi Longstocking webpage where they can download reading notes to help their child's comprehension

    Reading notes

    Direct parents to the reading notes for our Oxford Children's Books. Perfect for developing comprehension.