Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension - published by Brilliant Publications

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So you would like to know more about the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series (2nd edition) which is written by Charlotte Makhlouf and published by Brilliant Publications. This series addresses the Programmes of Study for reading comprehension in the national curriculum for England.

The importance of being able to read for meaning should never be underestimated. The ability to read text is not enough. It is vital that children understand what they are reading. More importantly, it is fundamental that they enjoy what they are reading, so that they grow up to become lifelong readers.

The passages in the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series are designed to do just that. They provide children with a variety of engaging, enjoyable texts that will grab their attention, and indeed their teacherʼs attention as well.

The types of comprehension passages range from newspaper articles and dialogues, to plays, stories and poems. They gradually increase in difficulty as you progress through the book, and through the series, encouraging children to develop their ability to read for meaning and use a range of strategies to engage with the text.

The passages are ideal for guided reading.

Tasks range from simple factual recall and vocabulary work to more open-ended questions enabling the reader to provide a more personal response. Answers are provided in the back of each book.

There are detailed suggestions for integrating writing, speaking and other literacy tasks with the passages.

The cross–curricular activities provide a wealth of ideas for extending the passages further and are ideal for fast-finishers.

There are 6 books in the series, one for each year group in primary school. The books can be bought separately or as a pack of all six.

So why buy these books? - They will save you time and give your children a great start in reading text for meaning.

Do you still want to know more? If so, click on the book that you are interested in. There are downloadable pages available from each book for you try out and content pages for you to read further.