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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 have different feelings about the dark- Book making  


Success criteria:  

  • I can share my experience of the dark 

  • I can say how the dark helps me 

  • I can say how the dark help others 


Purpose of learning: To know the importance of darkness 


Vocabulary: dark, afraid, fearless, brave, snuggly, magical, nocturnal animals, fireworks, shadows, wonderful, book making 


Starter: How do you feel about the dark?



Display the phrase...Don’t be afraid of the dark! 

 Read the phrase with children and discuss the phrase in detail.  Discuss some of the things they can do to be fearless/brave when in the dark.  

Elicit from children how important the ‘dark’ is. Use the prompt questions below.


Key question

Why shouldn’t we be afraid of the dark? 

What might happen if there was no ‘dark?’ 

What can we do in the dark? 

How does the dark help us in our lives? 


Reinforce children’s ideas.  

Explain to children some of the importance of the dark..... 


For example:

The snuggly dark- it helps us to sleep, makes us feel cosy... 

The magical dark- seeing the moon and stars at night, nocturnal animals, fireworks...  

The useful dark- places where we store things, the shadows of trees...  



To say and write some wonderful things about the dark and compile as a mini book.



Can we have different feelings about the dark? Why might that be?  Discuss.



Here are examples of mini books.