Record Breaking Comprehension sample booklet

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Bring your reading comprehension sessions alive with engaging record-breaking stories

Record-Breaking Comprehension is a unique resource that uses the power of Guinness World Records to engage pupils in their reading comprehension texts.

With full access to the Guinness World Records’ archive, Rising Stars has selected nearly 100 of the most fascinating world records to grab your pupils’ attention and engage them in exciting record-breaking stories.

  • Lively, imaginative texts – great for engaging ‘switched-off’ boys
  • Differentiated practice questions – support pupils in moving from literal interpretation to more complex meanings using inference and deduction
  • Full range of teacher support material – including photocopiable activities

Download your FREE booklet containing printable sample units from across Key Stage 2.

Each unit includes the text, comprehension questions, teacher's notes and a follow-up photocopiable activity.

  • Year 3 unit
    The most spoons balanced on the face
    (text type: recount, instructions)
  • Year 4 unit
    The story of King Midas
    (text type: myth)
  • Year 5 unit
    The longest fingernails (female) ever
    (text type: biography)
  • Year 6 unit
    The longest full-body-contact ice endurance
    (text type: information, biography)

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