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


Success Criteria:

  • I can use clues to support my answer.
  • I can use pictures to support my answer.
  • I can use background knowledge.


Purpose of learningTo know how to use background knowledge, clues and pictures from a story to answer questions.


Vocabulary: story, inference, clue, pictures, evidence, background knowledge


Starter: Display a picture of the setting. Discuss the setting, encouraging children to speak in full sentences whilst communicating their ideas.



What is inference?what we figure out based on an experience. 

Good inference use specific details from the text as well as what we know.


Read pages 7-14 of the story. Is there anything that made the flood more frightening? How do you know? Re-read the words and show the pictures that supports your evidence.



Now, read pages 17 and 18 again. On page 18, Kanni sang a lullaby to soothe the baby animals and birds.  Why did Kanni sing a lullaby? Do you think the animals needed a lullaby? Why? How does the author/writer makes the journey seem even longer? Which words did the writer use? How do you know?



Use the text, picture clues and your own experiences to figure out answers for the questions below.


Key questions

What was Pattan afraid of? How do you know?

How long did Pattan, Kanni and the creatures stay in the pumpkin?

How did the baby animals feel during the journey? How do you know?

Why did Kanni sing a lullaby?



Pose your own questions and answer. Remember to use clues, pictures from the story and your own background knowledge when answering the questions.