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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

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Today we are going to ‘Read as a Reader’ looking closely at the text and answering questions about it to help deepen our understanding of this piece of writing.


Whenever we do this kind of reading comprehension there are few important steps we need to follow:

  1. Read the text carefully!
  2. Read the questions carefully!
  3. Find (highlight if you want to) the key words in the question and then find the matching words in the text- your answer will be nearby.
  4. Write out a detailed answer!
  5. Check through by reading the question again, then your answer- does it makes sense?

Now some Top Tips!

  • Remember you can read the text and the questions as many times as you like! If you don’t spot an answer the first time, read through again and this time it might leap out at you.
  • If you find one question tricky, don’t worry! Have a go and then move onto the next one. You could always come back and look at it again when you’ve finished.
  • Have a sensible guess! If you think you know the answer, but are not quite sure, just go for it!


So, now open up the ‘Comprehension Question Activity’ and have a go at answering as many questions as you can. They start with the Hot & Spicy questions which everyone should answer and then carry on going through Mega Hot and Are You Nuts if you think you can!! There are 11 questions all together – good luck!