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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 comprehension


Learning Objective: To hotseat a character. 


Success Criteria:  

  • I can take turns 

  • I can ask a question 

  • I can answer a question using full sentences. 


Vocabulary: hot seating, character, background, behaviour, setting, main character, questions, answers 


Purpose of the learning: To deepen their understanding of a character. 


Starter: Deduce from children where the story was, who the characters were and discuss some of the key events.


Main lesson

Adult: Elicit from your child who a story character is. Reinforce their ideas. 

Tell your child that they’re going to hot seat a favourite character.

 Explain the word hotseating- a drama strategy in which a character is played by an adult or child and the rest of the class interviews the character. 



Decide on a character with your child, either Laszlo or the Dark.


Brainstorm with your child the range of questions that can be posed to the character, for example:

Possible Questions.

  • Where are you from?
  • Where are your parents?
  • What is your favourite food?
  • Do you have brothers and sisters?
  • What hobbies d you have?
  • Are you afraid or brave?
  • Describe yourself in two words.


 Adult to model being in the hot-seat by modelling being ‘in character’; answering questions

whilst ‘in character’; and using a range of new and extensive vocabulary  


Ask your child to be in the hotseat. 

Model asking your child in the hotseat probing questions, (for example, their view point or in the role of another character from the story, that is a different character’s perspective / viewpoint)  


 Reframe any questions if needed and support your child's responses if they are unclear. 



How did they feel being in the hotseat? Were they able to answer most of the questions asked?  

How did they feel being asked questions from the point of view of another character? 



Text of the week

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