Make sure your children stay on top of their reading grades whilst taking part in this engaging Christmas task.
This guided reading activity, aimed at 9, 10 and 11 year olds, tests children’s comprehension retrieval, inference and deduction skills. It will also promote engaging classroom discussion as children get excited about Christmas! They will discover the history of the Christmas Tree; its connections with paganism and the British royal family.
The activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
As with all of my reading comprehension projects, my aim is to create stimulating text that will actually get children into reading. I started writing my own material in 2014 after feeling bored by a lot of the comprehensions on offer. Using this approach, I have introduced my students to many stories that may not be on the curriculum, but are important for young people to know.
This is part of a bigger series of comprehensions, Christmas 2016. You can find it in my TPT store. Why not buy the set in bulk and take advantage of the discount? You can be sure your children's learning will improve during the hectic weeks leading to Christmas!