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Literacy resources for reading comprehension

Literacy - 15 quick reading comprehension activities


In this resource you get 15 pages - each containing a short passage and then reading comprehension activities that focus on:

✅ Vocabulary - students come up with a definition, connotations, synonyms and antonyms for a word from the passage.

✅ Comprehension - just one quick question each to show understanding of:

  • Reading on the lines
  • Reading between the lines
  • Reading beyond the lines
  • Reading between the lines.

The aim of this resource is to provide you and your students with  QUICK but comprehensive reading practice that doesn't overwhelm!  It is aimed at Years 9-11 students.

You can also insert a new templated page to easily create your own further reading comprehension activities.  Don't worry, instructions to do so appear on the final page of the resouce.  :)


Also in this series:


This resource includes:

⭐ 15 completely editable comprehension passages and activities.

⭐ A PDF version of the above document.

(Note, no answers have been given as these are not taxing and easy for you to mark or run over with the class.)



🖥️ Microsoft PowerPoint, resized to an A4 page.   This means your resource: 

  • Is completely editable.
  • Will easily upload to your Google Drive if you prefer the Googley suite.
  • Is printable 📃

🖥️ A PDF version


Also helpful are these related products:

Lit Fit S.I.P (forcussing on reading skills).

Lit Fit F.A.B (focussing on writing skills).

The Literacy Lifesaver (for you to plan lessons around reading).

Close reading cards - sequenced reading cues for before and after reading.

Essential mini lesson sets for targeted teaching in just about everything, including language (aka Glitter and Glue).



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