Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3–4: Non-fiction

Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3–4: Non-fiction contains 12 high quality authentic non-fiction passages and is perfect for developing reading strategies as children move through Key Stage 2. Look inside.

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ISBN: Print: 9780857478573; E-book: 9780857478634 Categories: , , ,

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Each of the 12 high quality non-fiction extracts is accompanied by eight sets of questions based on the Key Stage 2 (KS2) Reading Content Domains and National Curriculum. This book provides opportunities to tackle more complex vocabulary, explore how authors use language to impact their readers and develop endurance for longer passages. The clear structure and the author’s passion for teaching pupils to read critically make Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3-4: Non-fiction invaluable for everyone working with pupils in Years 3 and 4.

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 wanting to expand the range of texts they use.

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.

The titles and themes of the articles in this book are:

  • Dog Training (Relationships, pets, skills)
  • Shooting for the Olympics (Women’s football, Summer Olympics)
  • Fruit Crumble (Recipe, healthy eating, instructions)
  • The Brains Behind Legoland’s Bricks (Jobs, Lego, biography)
  • Paddle Boarding (Sport, leisure, PSHE)
  • The Secrets of Sleep (Health, well-being, PSHE)
  • Are Video Games Good for Us (Video games, mental health, PSHE)
  • Look After Yourself Online (Internet safety, PSHE)
  • Dino Giant Stuns Scientists (Dinosaurs, archaeology)
  • Mount Etna’s Spectacular Show (Geography, volcanoes)
  • A Human Home Amongst the Stars (Space, science, STEM, biography)
  • Is This the World’s Smallest Reptile? (Science, animals, rainforests, environment, conservation)

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

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 210 × 10 × 297 cm



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2 reviews for Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3–4: Non-fiction

  1. Richard

    This book is fantastic – it will save me many hours work, and it will improve my children’s skills in understanding texts. Ultimately it will improve my children’s SATs score.

  2. barbara.valentini (verified owner)

    Excellent book! The texts have been carefully selected by the author, who is clearly very knowledgable about children’s literature. The questions which accompany the texts are pitched at the right level to develop and challenge pupils’ reading skills. A truly valuable resource for every classroom.

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