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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 respond to a story.


Success Criteria:

  • I can talk about what I like.
  • I can describe what I dislike
  • I can explain my reasoning in full sentences.


Purpose of Learning: To express their views, whilst empathizing with characters and events in the story


Key vocabulary: empathize, characters, events, illustrations, likes, dislikes, pictures


Starter: Recap and discuss the story ending. Why do the people give reverence to Pattan and Kanni?


Recap story, discussing events and empathizing with the characters.

Share your views about some of the events in the story, for example, continuous rainfall, packing luggage for their journey, mode of transportation, new beginnings. What are your favourite events and why? What do you dislike? Why?

Look at the illustrations- the pages with a lot of pumpkins. Does it remind you of any events?



Write a list of events where pumpkin is used.



Share your knowledge about pumpkins. How do you feel about it? Have you eaten pumpkin soup before? How do you feel about it?