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. Look inside.

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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 and explore how authors use language to impact their readers. Inference activities help hone inference skills and give an indication of the pupil’s depth of understanding of the poem.

The clear structure and the author’s passion for literature make Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3-4: Classic Poetry invaluable for everyone working on poetry comprehension with 7–8 and 9–10 year old pupils.

Support for teachers and parents who are homeschooling is built in with guidance for how to teach the different question types, plus suggestions for embedding these texts in the wider KS2 English curriculum. The teacher resources in this series are 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 as classroom practice materials and for guided reading.

If you are a teacher, tutor or parent looking for a comprehensive resource to enhance reflective 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

This is one book in a series of 8 Developing Reading Comprehension Skills

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Weight 0.49 kg


E-book: 9780857478597, Print: 9780857478535

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Try this KS2 lesson plan for developing inference skills from the author Kate


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