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After reading any book or text extract, your teachers might ask you five different

After reading any book or text extract, your teachers might ask you five different types of question, based on what you have read. Meet the canine gang who will help you to answer each different type of question…

Vocabulary Questions with Vocabulary Victor will help you to look at how authors and

Vocabulary Questions with Vocabulary Victor will help you to look at how authors and poets have chosen to use certain words and sentences.

Retrieval Questions with Rex Retriever will help you to go into a text and

Retrieval Questions with Rex Retriever will help you to go into a text and retrieve the facts.

Sequence Questions with Sequencing Suki likes everything in order! She will help you to

Sequence Questions with Sequencing Suki likes everything in order! She will help you to sequence the events in a text.

Inference Questions with Inference Iggy will help you to hunt for clues in a

Inference Questions with Inference Iggy will help you to hunt for clues in a text, about how someone might be feeling or why something is happening.

Prediction Questions with Predicting Pip tries to see the future and she will help

Prediction Questions with Predicting Pip tries to see the future and she will help you to work out what might happen next.

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… Once you have read and understood the

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… Once you have read and understood the text, your new doggy friends will help you to answer some questions based upon it…

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and cold. Mother Brown, who had been up early, made some wonderful Christmas pies and a pudding before Toad and Chuck were awake. It was eight o'clock before Toad opened one eye. "What's the use of getting up? " he thought, "I'm so warm and comfortable here in bed. Oh my, but something smells awfully good. I wonder if it's breakfast. ” Suddenly, he sat up straight in bed. "Look at that lazy thing, " he declared. "I bet he'd sleep until noon if I'd let him, and with all we have to do today. ” Chuck continued to snore peacefully. "But I won't—I'll have some fun, " thought Toad, and as quietly as possible, he crept from his bed to the sink in one corner of the room. It took him only a few seconds to wet a large sponge with cold water. Then, creeping very carefully back to the foot of Chuck's bed, he took careful aim. Can you find two adverbs to describe Toad’s movements in the last paragraph?

"But I won't—I'll have some fun, " thought Toad, and as quietly as possible,

"But I won't—I'll have some fun, " thought Toad, and as quietly as possible, he crept from his bed to the sink in one corner of the room. It took him only a few seconds to wet a large sponge with cold water. Then, creeping very carefully back to the foot of Chuck's bed, he took careful aim. Can you find two adverbs to describe Toad’s movements? Can you remember what adverbs are? The author has used the adverbs quietly and carefully to describe Toad’s movements in the last paragraph.

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and cold. Mother Brown, who had been up early, made some wonderful Christmas pies and a pudding before Toad and Chuck were awake. It was eight o'clock before Toad opened one eye. "What's the use of getting up? " he thought, "I'm so warm and comfortable here in bed. Oh my, but something smells awfully good. I wonder if it's breakfast. ” Suddenly, he sat up straight in bed. "Look at that lazy thing, " he declared. "I bet he'd sleep until noon if I'd let him, and with all we have to do today. ” Chuck continued to snore peacefully. "But I won't—I'll have some fun, " thought Toad, and as quietly as possible, he crept from his bed to the sink in one corner of the room. It took him only a few seconds to wet a large sponge with cold water. Then, creeping very carefully back to the foot of Chuck's bed, he took careful aim. What had Mother Brown been doing before Chuck and Toad woke up?

Mother Brown, who had been up early, made some wonderful Christmas pies and a

Mother Brown, who had been up early, made some wonderful Christmas pies and a pudding before Toad and Chuck were awake. What had Mother Brown been doing before Chuck and Toad woke up? For a retrieval question, you just need to go into the text and grab the information. Mother Brown had made some wonderful Christmas pies and a pudding before Chuck and Toad woke up.

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and cold. Mother Brown, who had been up early, made some wonderful Christmas pies and a pudding before Toad and Chuck were awake. It was eight o'clock before Toad opened one eye. "What's the use of getting up? " he thought, "I'm so warm and comfortable here in bed. Oh my, but something smells awfully good. I wonder if it's breakfast. ” Suddenly, he sat up straight in bed. "Look at that lazy thing, " he declared. "I bet he'd sleep until noon if I'd let him, and with all we have to do today. ” Chuck continued to snore peacefully. "But I won't—I'll have some fun, " thought Toad, and as quietly as possible, he crept from his bed to the sink in one corner of the room. It took him only a few seconds to wet a large sponge with cold water. Then, creeping very carefully back to the foot of Chuck's bed, he took careful aim. What is the first thing that Toad thinks when he wakes up?

It was eight o'clock before Toad opened one eye. “What's the use of getting

It was eight o'clock before Toad opened one eye. “What's the use of getting up? ” he thought, “I'm so warm and comfortable here in bed. Oh my, but something smells awfully good. I wonder if it's breakfast. ” What is the first thing that Toad thinks when he wakes up? Sometimes, to answer sequencing questions, you need to look back at a particular part of a text – look back to where Toad is introduced. What is the first thing that Toad thinks as soon as he opens one eye? The first thing he thinks is “What’s the use of getting up? ”

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and cold. Mother Brown, who had been up early, made some wonderful Christmas pies and a pudding before Toad and Chuck were awake. It was eight o'clock before Toad opened one eye. "What's the use of getting up? " he thought, "I'm so warm and comfortable here in bed. Oh my, but something smells awfully good. I wonder if it's breakfast. ” Suddenly, he sat up straight in bed. "Look at that lazy thing, " he declared. "I bet he'd sleep until noon if I'd let him, and with all we have to do today. ” Chuck continued to snore peacefully. "But I won't—I'll have some fun, " thought Toad, and as quietly as possible, he crept from his bed to the sink in one corner of the room. It took him only a few seconds to wet a large sponge with cold water. Then, creeping very carefully back to the foot of Chuck's bed, he took careful aim. How do you think Toad felt about the fact that his brother, Chuck, hadn’t woken up yet?

"Look at that lazy thing, " he declared. "I bet he'd sleep until noon

"Look at that lazy thing, " he declared. "I bet he'd sleep until noon if I'd let him…” …as quietly as possible, he crept from his bed… How do you think Toad felt about the fact that his brother, Chuck, hadn’t woken up yet? This is all about looking for clues in the text and trying to think about how you might feel if you were in Toad’s situation. I think that he felt frustrated with Chuck because he wasting time in bed and not getting up. Iggy’s Top Tip: Try to add the linking word ‘because’ to your answer.

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and

Now, let’s read a passage of writing… The day before Christmas dawned, bright and cold. Mother Brown, who had been up early, made some wonderful Christmas pies and a pudding before Toad and Chuck were awake. It was eight o'clock before Toad opened one eye. "What's the use of getting up? " he thought, "I'm so warm and comfortable here in bed. Oh my, but something smells awfully good. I wonder if it's breakfast. ” Suddenly, he sat up straight in bed. "Look at that lazy thing, " he declared. "I bet he'd sleep until noon if I'd let him, and with all we have to do today. ” Chuck continued to snore peacefully. "But I won't—I'll have some fun, " thought Toad, and as quietly as possible, he crept from his bed to the sink in one corner of the room. It took him only a few seconds to wet a large sponge with cold water. Then, creeping very carefully back to the foot of Chuck's bed, he took careful aim. What do you think Toad is going to do with the sponge?

Then, creeping very carefully back to the foot of Chuck's bed, he took careful

Then, creeping very carefully back to the foot of Chuck's bed, he took careful aim… What do you think will happen next? Using your prediction skills is about finding all of the clues to make a sensible guess about what might happen next. Can you think of your own answers that fit into these sentences? • I think that Toad will. . . • because… might happen if… Pip’s Top Tip: Try to add a linking word like ‘so’, ‘when’, ‘because’ or ‘if’ to your answer.

Fur-well my reading friends… You’ve been totally pawsome today!

Fur-well my reading friends… You’ve been totally pawsome today!