Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a collection of stimulating texts, together with questions that both build comprehension skills and widen vocabulary. Children are encouraged to pay close attention to literal meaning, make inferences and deductions, observe how writing is structured and identify literary devices. Book 3 encourages children to look for more complex meanings. It includes:
- adventure stories from Roald Dahl, Mark Twain, Anthony Buckeridge and Kenneth Grahame
- a biography of Falklands soldier Simon Weston and further non-fiction from Jacqueline Wilson and Emmeline Pankhurst
- evocative poems from some of the best British poets (such as Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning and Gina Douthwaite)
- a letter written by Stevenson as a teenager and an introduction to the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien and William Shakespeare.