Complete comprehension using fiction and non-fiction texts

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The Comprehension Box can help you in your classroom today, assisting you to teach 12 comprehension strategies including inference, finding information, fact and opinion through fiction and non-fiction texts.

Working through these cards will lead to increased confidence when sitting a test as pupils will have had consistent practice using and applying the different comprehension strategies.

What's in the box?

  • A total of 150 colourfully illustrated cards with texts covering a variety of genres and text types.
  • Questions on the back of each card.
  • Answer cards.
  • A comprehensive Teacher Guide provides suggestions on how to explicitly teach comprehension strategies.
  • A scope-and-sequence chart identifies the card colour and number, shows what strategies are addressed on the card for the teacher to see at a glance, and can help when planning programmes of work.

The Progression Guide will indicate where to start your pupils in the box and pupils progress can be monitored using the assessments.

Shareen Mayers, Lead Primary English Adviser for Sutton Improvement and Support Services, said: "The Comprehension Box allows pupils to apply their comprehension skills across a range of text types. The comprehension skills really need to be taught explicitly and The Comprehension Box allows pupils to do this."l

"The Comprehension Box allows pupils to read a wide range of text types so that they are applying their comprehension skills across a range of reading material."

Meanwhile, Kate Culver, the Literacy Coordinator at Dorchester Primary School in Surrey, added: "The Comprehension Box is a great resource in the classroom because it is already differentiated for you. Children from a wide range of abilities are able to access it and use it independently.

"I have to say, of all the resources, this is definitely one of the most popular in our classroom. The children do enjoy using it."

  • Visit to see The Comprehension Box in action and to order your free sample. Alternatively, call 020 3773 9620.

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