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Practise Comprehension Skills in Both Stories and Instruction texts

In this activity, students will answer questions about both fiction and instructional texts.

'Practise Comprehension Skills in Both Stories and Instruction texts' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Retrieve and Record Information

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Fiction books and texts describe imaginary settings, characters and events.


Non-fiction texts contain facts and are about real events.


Non-fiction writing includes instructions, recounts, reports and explanations.


In this activity, we will read a fiction text and a set of instructions.


A good set of instructions should include: 


-  A title
-  An introduction sentence
-  A list of what you need
-  Steps in chronological (time) order
-  Numbers to separate each step
-  Bossy verbs like put, mix and open


imperative verbs


Here is an example of a set of instructions:


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1. Firstly, open up the activity you have been set.

2. Then carefully read the introduction.

3. Note down anything important you have learned from the introduction.

4. After that, click on start to begin your questions.

5. Then answer your first question.

6. Press check your answer to see if you were right and to learn from your mistakes.

7. Repeat this for all 10 questions.

8. Finally, check your score and decide if you want to try the activity again.




Can you spot the title and introduction sentence?

Can you spot the list of what you need?

Can you spot the numbered steps which are in chronological order?

Can you see some of the bossy verbs like open, read, click and press?


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In this activity, we will be reading a fiction text and a non-fiction text. We will then answer questions about what we have read.


Make sure you read each text carefully.

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