Reading

 
 
“The books transported her in to new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.”
Roald Dahl

Develop a Love of Reading! 

There is a great variety of different things you can read; books, comics, magazines, poems, recipes, nursery rhymes…Reading is so much fun! 

Here are some activities you can do at home.

 

Questions about your book selection:

Questions before you read the book:

  • What kind of book is it? Fiction, non-fiction…
  • Why did you want to read this book?
  • Do you like the book cover?
  • What do you think this book might be about?
  • What is the title of the book?
  • Who is the author of the book?
  • Read the blurb on the back of the book. What clues does this give us about the book?

Questions while reading the book:

Questions after reading the book:

  • What has happened so far?
  • What might happen next? Do the pictures give any clues?
  • Which is your favourite character?
  • Can you find another word that means the same as…?
  • What happened at the beginning of the story?
  • What happened at the end of the story?
  • Can you retell the story in your own words?
Book Talk

When we read in school, we look at pictures, read short stories and poems. We discuss four questions:

  • Is there anything you liked?
  • Is there anything you dislike?
  • Did you spot any patterns?
  • Is there anything you would like to ask a question about or is there anything that puzzled you?
Reading Comprehension

This is the ability to be able to read and understand what has been read.

Have a go at the different reading comprehension activities.

Superheroes – 1

Superheroes – 2

Superheroes – 3

Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Little Pigs

A monster surprise