Comic strip KS2 – Beano comprehension activity pack

by Beano
What's included?

27-page PDF

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Years 3-6


Children love to read comics. There are plenty of ways you can use this enthusiasm to fuel learning in the classroom with this comic strip KS2 resource pack…

By reading even a short comic strip, KS2 children become familiar with narrative structures. Once you’ve embedded this knowledge, pupils can more easily transfer it to other, more stretching contexts.

The illustrations play an important part too in opening up new vocabulary. Children will constantly make inferences as they read, without really knowing it.

So why not try these enjoyable activities with your class as a way of getting everyone – including your typically more reluctant readers – to develop their reading skills?

There are three full stories from Beano to share with the children and, having enjoyed these, they can tackle the comprehension / inference activity sheets, which have a few writing challenges included for good measure.

Pupils can practise composition too. There’s a series of jumbled-up comic strips that need reordering, and the chance to write their own story.

What’s in the pack?

  • Numskulls comic strip and comprehension sheet. A testing situation for Edd causes the Numskulls to uncover Mr Throbb’s marking secret!
  • Dennis and Gnasher comic strip and comprehension sheet. Dennis’s dad brings back a giant box of half price custard from the supermarket. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Bananaman comic strip and comprehension sheet. Eric gets the call when the whole town is covered in ever-expanding slime.
  • Comic mix up. We’ve muddled up some comic strips. Can your pupils cut them out and put them back together in the right order?

Comic strip template

Inspired by the stories from the Beano, can your class put their narrative skills to good use and create their own cartoon strip mini adventure? Use the comic strip template included in this download.

More Beano reading comprehension resources

This free Minnie and Winnie comprehension resource for Key Stage 2 from Plazoom will develop pupils’ skills when answering questions involving retrieval, inference, vocabulary and sequencing. There’s also a writing prompt included with each resource pack.

Your pupils need to read the comic strip example about Minnie and a baby before answering some questions about it and writing out some babysitting tips for her.

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Comic strip KS2 resource pack
Comic strip KS2 – Beano comprehension activity pack

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