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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 activities


Learning Objective:  To participate in discussions about what is read, taking turns and listening to others.


Success Criteria:

  • I can wait for a turn to speak..
  • I can talk about events in the story.
  • I can join in with class discussions.



Purpose of learning: To develop children’s vocabulary and understanding, whilst participating in discussions about a story.


Vocabulary: Pattan, Kanni, creatures, story, beginning, middle, end, events



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.


Activity 1

Read the story up to where Pattan, Kanni and the creatures fled in the pumpkin. The story says it rained for a lengthy period of time. What do you think happened during their time in the pumpkin? How did the animals feel? What about Kanni and Pattan?


Continue reading the story and pause at the page where the animals were basking in the sunshine.

Discuss: How do you think the animals felt? How do you know?


Further discussion- use key questions below as prompt.


Key questions

  • Why did Pattan and the animals get into the pumpkin?
  • How did Pattan, Kanni and the animals feel during their journey?
  • How did Pattan, Kani and the animals feel after their journey? How do you know?
  • Why was Pattan and Kanni dancing at the end of the story?



Read the page where Pattan and Kanni were dancing, explain how Kanni and Pattan may have felt after the flood.