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30th November 2020 


Guided reading 

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BUG CLUB ACTIVELEARN PRIMARY by clicking on the link below:   

Remember to use your reading skills: 

  • Fred Talk unfamiliar words. E.g- f-r-o-g 

  • Slide the syllables together. E.g fr og becomes frog. 

  • Chunk new words before putting them together to read. E.g book-let becomes booklet 

  • Refer to the illustrations (pictures) for clues 

  • Use the Read to me function to listen to the pronunciation of difficult words. 

  • Re-read words and sentences you’re unsure of to grasp the meaning. 

  • Most of all, write down new vocabulary and search for their meaning in dictionaries. 

  • Make sure you answer all the comprehension questions (quiz questions). This will help you to interpret the meaning of what you have read and also to practise your decoding skills.   

Lesson Objective: To hotseat a character 


Success Criteria:  

  • I can listen attentively to a story 

  • I can put myself in Max’s shoes. 

  • I can ask and answer questions 


Vocabulary: mischief, naughtiness, boat, sail, gnashed, rumpus, noise, forest, vines, outdoors, bedroom, tame, hotseat 


1. Listen or read the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. 

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2. You will become Max. Then you will talk about how you felt at different parts of the story. Remember when you are in the Hot Seat you answer in character (as Max). For example, ‘I felt upset when I was sent to bed without supper’. Hot seating helps us get a deeper understanding of the character. 


Go through the PowerPoint below.   

*The questions on the slides are prompts to assist the person who is NOT Max to think of similar questions.  

*If you are Max speak in the first person (i.e. as Max).  

*Always use full sentences when asking a question or answering. 

Hot Seating prompt questions slides

Key Questions: 


Why are you in your bedroom? 

Why do you have an angry face? 


What did you think the dragon would do to you? 

What are you doing with your arms? 


It is dark now. 

There are yellow eyed wild things. 

Are you not scared of the dark? 


What are you doing? 

How do you feel? 


Why are you wearing a crown? 

What are you thinking? 

How do you feel? 

Why do you have your hand on your head? 

Why do you have a smile on your face? 

What can you smell? 

What can you see on your table?