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Year 3 Comprehension Worksheets?

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Tensmumym Sun 16-Nov-14 18:22:06

My dd's teacher has said she needs to practise comprehension texts. Can anyone point me to any free online ones? Thanks.

18yearstooold Sun 16-Nov-14 21:38:35

You really don't need worksheets you just need to have conversations with your child about what they are reading

Specific questions about things in the text -what is the name of the town? How many children are there etc etc

Then you move on to -what do you think is going to happen next? How do you feel X is feeling at this point? Why?

Put the emphasis on the discussion rather than worrying about writing

noramum Mon 17-Nov-14 07:09:58

I would ask the teacher for recommendations. We have the same issue and while we talk lots about the books DD reads we think she gets more from a structured exercise.

She gets worksheets for homework, unfortunately I do not know the source, and when she does them she actually uses better language and more in-depth knowledge.

DD is like me, I do not like analysing books or movies I read/watch for pleasure, it takes the fun out of it. We actually shut down when asks opinions straight after or talking about it when you just put the book down or comes out of the cinema.

Tensmumym Mon 17-Nov-14 09:36:24

Thanks 18years. Dd's teacher did give me a comprehension text and I found it very useful- like you noramum - to see what was expected and to see how she tackled it. Having a long text and an idea of the questions they ask is what I am really looking for. A lot of what I have seen online is American with slightly unfamiliar vocab.

PastSellByDate Mon 17-Nov-14 10:19:26


If your school uses bought in reading schemes (ORT/ COLLINS BIG CAT/ ETC...) have a look at the back page or inside back cover - often there are examples of comprehension questions/ exercises you can use with your child.

Another option is if you're reading classic fiction to or with your child - say E B White's Charlotte's Web - see what is available on line for the text: e.g. these free worksheets for the first 4 chapters:

or for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

We never made it a formal written thing - but I could use the questions as prompts.

We found discussing tricky sentences: sentences that hint at what's to come/ sentences that explain a character's motives/ sentences that include difficult vocabulary - maybe words your child might not know - are the sentences it's worth stopping for and discussing a bit.


Tensmumym Mon 17-Nov-14 11:08:36

Thanks very much PastSellByDate. Very useful links and ideas.

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