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Read your available BUG CLUB BOOK and answer the comprehension questions.



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.  
  • Now, write a review about your book and share with your class teacher.


 .......and remember, 'The more you READ, the more things you will know.'  Be awesome! Be a book nut!

Dr. Seuss





Whole class reading

Speaking and listening, reading comprehension


Learning Objective: To discuss their favourite words and phrases 


Success Criteria:  

  • I can look out for new words. 

  • I explain the meaning of new words. 

  • I can use new words in sentences. 


Purpose: To understand the meaning of key word


Starter: Watch the video/listen to the story discussing events that happened at the beginning, middle and end.


The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Lazlo is afraid of the dark, and one night the dark visits him. The dark has a surprise for Lazlo. Written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Adult: read and discuss the Learning Objective, Success Criteria and Purpose of the learning. Introduce new words, one at a time. Say the word aloud and have children repeat the word. Display the slide with words (see attached), their definitions and related pictures for pupils to see.  

Tell children that you’ll be reading part of the story and you’ll like them to help you find these words in the sentences read. 

Read the selected pages. As you read, pause to point to the words in context. Ask children to explain the word in their own language. Reinforce children’s ideas by using explicit instruction to teach the word parts, such as prefixes and suffixes (if needed, for example creak-ed, dared), to help define the word. 


Model using new words in sentences, encouraging children to repeat. Select 3 words and ask children to use them to compose sentences. 


Key questions: 

What words did you find?  

What does basement mean? 

Can you tell me a word that is similar in meaning to stairs? 



Hunt for new words and explore their meaning- up to 3 words. Then compose simple sentences using your chosen words.