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1st December 2020 


Guided reading 

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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 answer simple questions about a story 


Success Criteria: 

  • I can listen attentively to a story 

  • I can recall the main characters in a story 

  • I can use phonics to write the names of the characters 


Vocabulary: mischief, naughtiness, boat, sail, gnashed, rumpus, noise, forest, vines, outdoors, ceiling, wall, inside, branch, twig, tree, leaves, bedroom, tame, character 



  1. Before reading, -recap from memory what happened at different stages of the story: 

At the beginning 

At the middle 

At the end 

2. Explain the definition of character.  

‘A person in a story, play, or movie.’ 


Who are the characters in this book? 

What does the word ‘character’ mean? 

Answer – Max and Wild Things. 


Practice pronouncing the word ‘character’.  


As you read the story, pause and ask comprehension questions to the class such as the questions below. Spend time to discuss the answers. Always speak in full sentences. 

Where the Wild Things Are

Key Questions: 


What was Max doing at the beginning of the story? 

Why was Max sent to bed? 

Was Max happy to be sent to bed? Why/ 

What did the wild things do when Max first saw them? 

How did Max tame the wild things? 

Why was Max lonely? 

Why was Max happy to leave the wild things?