Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3–4: Classic Poetry

Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3-4: Classic Poetry contains 12 high-quality classic poems and is perfect for developing reading strategies as children move through Key Stage 2.


ISBN: Print: 9780857478535; E-book: 9780857478597 Categories: , , ,

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Each of the 12 classic poems is accompanied by eight sets of questions based on the Key Stage 2 (KS2) Reading Content Domains and National Curriculum. The accompanying activities provide opportunities to tackle more complex vocabulary, explore how authors use language to impact their readers and hone inference skills. The clear structure and the author’s passion for literature make Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3-4: Classic Poetry invaluable for everyone working with pupils aged 7–9.

Support for teachers and parents is built in with guidance for how to teach the different question types, plus suggestions for embedding these texts in the wider English curriculum. This series is suitable for new and recently qualified teachers as well as those who are more experienced and looking to expand the range of texts they use in the classroom.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive resource to enhance reading provision and teaching in your classroom or to support home education, this is exactly what you need. Look for other books in the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series, including Years 3-4: Classic Children’s Literature, Years 5-6: Classic Poetry, and Years 5-6: Classic Children’s Literature.

This book contains the following classic poetry:

  • Boats Sail on the Rivers by Christina Rossetti
  • My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Buckingham Palace by A.A. Milne
  • The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
  • A Visit from St Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
  • The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • The Bronze Legacy by Effie Lee Newsome
  • Something Told the Wild Geese by Rachel Field
  • A Bird Came Down the Walk by Emily Dickinson
  • The Cloud-Mobile by May Swenson
  • The Flower-Fed Buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay
  • Night by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Weight 0.49 kg


E-book: 9780857478597, Print: 9780857478535

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