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Reading and Comprehension


I would like you to choose a story to read from our Virtual library. Here is the link:

Click on the front cover of the story of your choice and remember that this can be recorded in your reading record.



The book we will be looking at this week is ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. The author of our story is Julia Donaldson and the illustrator is Axel Scheffler.

Task: Looking at the illustrations on the pages below. I would like you to write a list of words to describe how you think the Gruffalo’s child is feeling?

e.g. scared, frightened, shocked.

Challenge: How many adjectives can you spot on the pages above? Write a list of the adjectives that you can find.


Adjectives are describing words. Click on the link below to learn more about adjectives.

Answer these comprehension questions:


1. Do you think the Gruffalo’s child has finally met the big bad mouse? Why do you think that?  


2. What is a shadow?   


3. What words/phrases has the author used to describe the size of the mouse?