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Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Series

Classic Poetry: Years 5-6 is the second book in the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series. It contains twelve classic poems. Each poem is accompanied by eight sets of questions based on the Key Stage Two Reading Content Domains. Classic poems give the reader a window into the past, to another time or another place, while building empathy and understanding. The world of poetry is a place to escape. With the power to transform and change the way readers see the world, poetry can provide peace, inspiration and hope.

Classic Children’s Literature: Years 5-6 is the first book in the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series. It contains twelve extracts from classic children’s stories. Each extract is accompanied by eight sets of questions based on the Key Stage Two Reading Content Domains. The world of classic children’s literature is full of rich language and exciting adventures. Through these timeless stories, children are able to journey to worlds and times different from their own and lose themselves in the lives of unforgettable characters. Once children get a taste of these wonderful stories, they often want to read more and go on to experience books they may not otherwise discover.

With ideas for how to use the texts in class and tips for developing comprehension skills, the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills 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 provide. They are useful in the classroom, for home learning, and for more long-term home education. Although aimed at Key Stage Two, they would also be appropriate in Key Stage Three to provide additional support for children who have not yet reached the expected standard for Year 6.

Future books in the series include:

  • Classic Children’s Literature: Years 3-4
  • Classic Poetry: Years 3-4
  • Contemporary Fiction: Years 5-6
  • Contemporary Fiction: Years 3-4
  • Non-fiction: Years 5-6
  • Non-fiction: Years 3-4

Both Classic Poetry: Years 5-6 & Classic Children’s Literature: Years 5-6 are available to order in both e-book and physical book format from Brilliant Publications.

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In Canada, you may purchase from Amazon.ca or the e-book from Brilliant Publications (above)

In the U.S., you may purchase from Amazon.com or the e-book from Brilliant Publications (above)

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