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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


Learning Objective:  To listen to, discuss and express their views about a book. 



Success Criteria: 

  • I can listen attentively 

  • I can talk about events in a story. 

  • I can take turns in discussions. 



Purpose of learning:

To participate in discussions about a story.



 Pattan, pumpkin, Kani, Sahyadri mountains, tended, galloped, roamed, ailing, valley, hut, crashed, fury, floods, animals, creatures, sapling, seeds, grain, bleated, snorted, bison, foothills, reverence 



Explore the features of the a book- look at the front over, read the title and the blub.   Read first 2 pages of the text and predict what the story might be about.  


Main lesson

Read the story and pause at the page where Kanni and Pattan were filling their sacks with grains, seeds and herbs; using different tone of voice to express your feelings about what is happening. 

Pause at different pages to discuss the events so far and also to explain the meaning of new words. 



Discuss event in the story using the questions below as prompt. 


Key questions:  


  • What is the title of the story? 

  • Can you name any character from the story? 

  • Where did the story happen? 

  • Where did Pattan, Kani and the animals hide when it was raining? 

  • Why did they hide in the pumpkin? 

  • Why did they cut the prickly stem from the plant? 





To talk about events in the story using the correct tenses. 

Challenge:  Give reasons to their views in discussions. 



Discuss: Did the story happen in England? How do you know? 

Challenge: What do you think might happen next?