“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 

Dr. Seuss

Develop A Love For Reading!

Whether you like picture books, audio books, comics, poems, or non-fiction books, reading is so much fun! Did you know you can talk about photos or books without words to help with your reading too?

Here are some activities you can do at home:


Use your knowledge from our writing lessons to spot sentences that authors use to focus their writing. For example, in the stories you read, can you spot a sentence that tells you:

  • how the character feels?
  • what the character is saying?
  • what the character is seeing?
  • what things they touch feel like?
  • actions of the characters?
  • what the character is smelling?
  • what is being eaten and how it tastes?
  • thoughts
  • what can the character hear?


As an extra challenge – are the sentences happy (positive) or sad (negative)?

Book Talk:

In school, we do book talk. We look at a picture, read part of a book or poem and discuss four questions:

  • What do you like about the text?
  • What do you dislike about it?
  • Is there anything that puzzled you?
  • Do you notice any patterns or connections?

You can use these questions about anything, even with recipes when baking! Use them to develop your comprehension skills. 

Try the book talk questions with these autumn photos:

Can you read this story in a funny, loud, quiet, deep or high pitched voice?
For more challenging questions, scroll down the pages: