A lively new series that puts a collection of stimulating and entertaining reading comprehension exercises at your fingertips. Multiple-choice questions are followed by open-ended activities requiring either an imaginative or reflective response or independent research. The passages are illustrated and encompass a wide range of genres including: - fiction - poetry - dialogue - letters - charts & tables - recipes - news reports - Book One (1-85503-362-3) features a press report of a UFO sighting and a letter of complaint: exercises designed for children in Year 3. Book Two (1-85503-363-1) features fascinating and varied topics designed for children in year 4. * Supporting the National Literacy Strategy at Key Stage 2, the photocopiable exercises in each book are grouped and graded within four main skill areas: Getting the main idea - Making inferences - Noting and recalling details - Using context clues - * With teacher's notes and separate answer pages for easy checking, this series shows the way to develop and hone crucial comprehension skills.