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FREE reading comprehension activities for Year One and Year Four

Take advantage of these free activity materials
from the Reading Comprehension Series Pack:

BPFarmyard

The Farmyard: story and activities (Year 1)

BPLions

Lions in the Garden: poem and activities (Year 4)

With the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension Pack for Years 1 to Years 6 you can support your pupils on the journey from decoding texts to comprehending and thinking critically about texts.

The specially written passages in the Reading Comprehension Pack provide children with a variety of engaging texts, ranging from newspaper articles and dialogues, to plays, stories, and poems.

Activities range from simple factual recall and vocabulary work to open-ended questions – enabling the reader to provide a more personal response. There are also detailed suggestions for integrating writing, speaking and other literacy tasks with the passages.

The texts and activities gradually increase in difficulty as your pupils progress through the book (and through the series), encouraging children to develop their ability to read for meaning and use a range of strategies to engage with the text.

You can order the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series for just £95 at https://www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/book/brilliant-activities-for-reading-comprehension-series-pack-2nd-edition-518.

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How much homework is too much?

The NY Times ‘Quotation of the day’ is from a parent who asks this question, and that has got me thinking about how much homework children should be getting, and what it should be like.

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Word of the day #33: garage

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘G’. The word is: garage.

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Word of the day #32: fraction

Word of the Day resumes after a small break; we apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘F’. The word is: fraction.

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Word of the Day #44: Rack

Torture rack

Torture rack

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘R’. The word is: Rack. Continue reading

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Word of the Day #27: Adore

The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘A’. The word is: adore. Continue reading

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Word of the Day

Word of the Day is taking a two-week break for Christmas. It seems convenient as we’ve reached the end of the alphabet. We will be back again on January 4th 2011, starting again with the letter ‘A’.

In the meantime, why not browse our ‘Word of the Day’ archive, found here, or suggest your own ‘Word of the Day’ in the comments?

Season’s Greetings from Brilliant Publications!

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