My Guided Reading activities are designed to generate classroom interest whilst effectively preparing 10 and 11 year olds for reading tests.
The topics I cover are often things that genuinely interest the children, even though the normal curriculum doesn't include such topics and stories.
In this activity, which is part of my 'Mysteries of the World, series, we look at the legend of Bigfoot. Could it be true? You decide!
Each 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.
This resource includes separate text and questions for higher ability and lower ability readers. These are colour coded:
You will find the higher ability text and questions in the blue boxes.
You will find the lower ability text and questions in the red boxes.
The content is broadly the same, and the answers to both are identical. For your lower ability readers, however, there is more guidance in where to look for answers and slightly less text to read.
There will be some words in the texts that your children won’t be familiar with. For these, a ‘Wordbuster’ is included. This is a glossary of unfamiliar words.
Also included is a number of suggested cross-curricular activities so you can extend the children’s learning and enthusiasm for the topic in other subjects.
Please see my other resources. There is a similar activity pack on the Loch Ness Monster.
While you are here...
I have compiled a number of other comprehensions that you may be interested in. I’m sure your students would love to find out about these exciting stories
The Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot
Mysteries of the World
World War One
Christmas Reading Comprehensions
The Royal Family
Stories of Survival
The above titles are also all featured in my Mega Comprehension bundle:
Mega Text Bundle
You should also check out the following comprehensions, which are not part of the bundle:
World War Two Diaries
Around the World in 8 Days
The Day the World Stood Still
Stars of Rio 2016
Festivals of the World
Black History Month
In the News!
FAKE NEWS: APRIL FOOL!
Leaders and Presidents
The Fawkes Files
WW1: How The War Was Won
Easter: Characters of the Cross
A bit about me:
Before teaching, I was a journalist. I still work as a freelance writer, and like nothing more than writing engaging texts to challenge and inspire children and young people. I choose subjects that may not be on the curriculum but are of great importance for students to know about.
Everything I write has been comprehensively researched from a number of sources and been written by myself. No plagiarism here! This is all original material. My questions are pitched at a high level, but with a bit of patience and persistence (and some adult help if necessary) most students will have great fun as they learn, especially as the penny drops.
Your students will benefit from my reading comprehensions in guided reading, close reading, and lessons right across the curriculum. The comprehensions are closely aligned with Common Core, testing and developing skills in summarising, recall, inference, word meaning and contextual understanding.
I am aware of the impact of printed resources on our environment so try to condense my reading activities into as compact a space as possible. Hopefully this will help you save time in printing, and keep the bills down!
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