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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


Lesson objective:  To answer questions about what has been heard.

Success criteria: 

  • I can answer simple questions. 


  • I can use picture information .


  • I can refer to a text for support .


Purpose: To engage with a text, clarifying what they have read or heard.


Vocabulary: question, answer, inference, tenses, pictures past tense, present, retell, question mark.


Adult: Show your child the question mark punctuation and reiterate its use; that's used at the end of a question sentence. Explain that you’ve got a set of questions to ask them about what they have heard and read..  Ask your child to tell you their favourite part of the story. Re-read it to them again. 

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

Ask your child questions about what they have heard. Encourage them to speak in full sentences, using time conjunctions and adjectives to make their sentences interesting when saying their answer. 


 When your child is stuck on an answer, model how to refer to the text for answers. Explain the importance of referring to the text to support your answer as well.  


Use the questions below as prompts.


Key questions

What was Laszlo afraid of? Was Laszlo afraid of anything else?

Where did the Dark live?

Did Laszlo live with anyone? 

What did Laszlo find in the bottom drawer?

Where did the Dark wait?

Where did the Dark spend its time?

How did Laszlo overcome his fear?




To take turns to pose and answer simple questions about what has been read and heard. Children to speak in full sentences.



Which question did you find interesting?

What would you like to find out again?