Year 6 SATs Reading Comprehension Fiction Mini-tests


Contains three classic fiction text extracts accompanied by SATs style questions with answers. The final text in the year 6 reading test is often very challenging and the associated questions require depth of understanding. It can be difficult to find suitable texts and develop suitable questions to practise the skills needed to do well in this section of the SATs reading paper.

This resource can help. It contains three:

  • Challenging classic fiction texts
  • Mini-tests containing 10 questions which are similar in style to those commonly found in this section of the test including questions linked to inference, evidence and impressions.
  • Answer sheets similar to the markschemes used in SATs.



Reading the text and answering the questions for each mini-test will take about twenty minutes – approximately the same amount of time the children will have to complete the last section of the reading test during SATs. This enables this resource to be used for test practice to develop test technique. The answer sheet can then be used to analyse and discuss suitable answers.

The comprehensions are based on the following books:
-Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
-Anne of the Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
-The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit