Read, evaluate & answer reading comprehension questions as a class

  • Build reading comprehension skills with your class, reading or listening to texts, highlighting relevant evidence and forming the answers to questions together.

  • Save time with step-by-step teaching notes for each unit, including useful strategies for embedding comprehension and full answers in the print teacher’s guide.

  • Measure progress and identify gaps in knowledge with approximately 30 self-marking low-stakes interactive quizzes per year group and progress tracking. 

  • Make comprehension practice relateable with texts from well-loved authors including Dick King-Smith, Michael Morpurgo and William Shakespeare.

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Introducing Boost!

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Important Notice

In editions 2 and 3 of Cracking Comprehension Years 1-6, published in 2013 and 2016 respectively, we wrongly attributed the text for The Winged Horse to the author Rosalind Kerven. This is incorrect. The Winged Horse as featured in Cracking Comprehension editions 2 and 3 is not the work of Rosalind Kerven. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An annual subscription per teaching year group includes:

  • Online Teacher’s Guide 
  • Step-by-step front of class teaching software
  • Approximately 30 low-stakes self-marking quizzes 
  • Online progress reporting. 

  • £60+VAT per year group subscription. A subscription provides unlimited access to the resources for that year group for 1 year. 


You can access your Cracking Comprehension subscription via My Rising Stars 

If you have any problems accessing your subscription please contact our digital support team 

Please note that Cracking Comprehension will be launching in the Boost interactive online learning platform in summer 2023. Once launched, subscriptions will be accessed at 

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