At Supermaths, reading comprehension forms the key component of our classes. Each student receives a level-appropriate story or article which they will then answer questions on. The passage can be non-fiction or fiction – anything from classic literature excerpts like Alice in Wonderland to articles about hedgehogs not only give students a variety of enjoyable reading material, but teach them a great deal about the world at the same time! The questions will typically test the children’s understanding of and attention to the passage by asking them about the information they have just read. They will often also be given additional tasks in relation to their reading comprehension passage. For example, a story about superheroes might be followed by a writing exercise asking kids to imagine what superpower they would like to have. This provides a holistic approach to learning English skills by allowing children to improve their close reading and writing and enhance their creative thinking as well.