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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 draw inferences on the basis of what is being read and said 


Success Criteria: 

  •  I can answer simple questions 

  • I can use clues to support my answer 

  • I can use pictures to support my answer 


Purpose of the learning: To participate in discussions about what has been read to them. 


Vocabulary: story, inference, clue, pictures, evidence 




Starter: Discuss the Importance of the title to the story- the title is the reader's first impression of the book or text. It creates anticipation, expectation and it determines whether a person should read the story or not.



Explain the word inference to children, that is what we figure out based on an experience. Model inferencing by asking relevant questions aloud and answering them. Think thoughts aloud to show how you arrive at an inference 

Tell children that good inference uses specific details from the text as well as what they know (background knowledge). 


Tell children that you’re going to read some pages from the story and ask them questions. Add that they will have to use clues in the text to help them answer questions asked. 


Read the first two pages of the story.

 Ask: Is there anything in Laszo’s house that makes the dark more frightening? Reinforce children’s ideas by re-reading the words and looking/pointing at the pictures to use as evidence. 





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

Continue to read and stop at p.8.

 Ask: Do you think the dark has become more or less frightening to Laszlo? How does the author/writer make the dark seem more frightening? Which words did the writer use? How do you know? 



To use text, picture clues and their own experiences to figure out answers about what is being discussed or asked.



Encourage children to ask a question beginning with the question word ‘why.’ For example, why did Laszlo go into the basement? 

Children to take turns to answer the  question, using clues from the text and background knowledge. Repeat with other questions.