Reading Comprehension Exercises

10 Lessons

About this course

This course includes texts from fiction and non-fiction genres to help you practice your reading comprehension skills.

  • Will support 11 Plus, SATs and secondary school education
  • develop comprehension skills: retrieval, summarise, inference and more
  • strengthen vocabulary
  • video guidance shows students how to find clues and write full answers


Course Structure

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The Wind in the Willows

Originally published in 1908, the book was authored by Kenneth Grahame. In this extract, Rat goes out to search for his friend Mole who had gone into the Wild Woods alone.

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Juliette Gordon Low 1860-1927

This is a biographical piece on the life of Juliette Gordon Low. It is non-fiction, so expect to find differences from fiction books.

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The Railway Children

First published 1906, this extract is from E. Nesbit’s ‘The Railway Children’. Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have just come into their new house and are trying to find their way around.

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Peter Pan

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Little Women

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Helen Keller