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The pack contains a set of comprehension exercises covering all 10 chapters of the book. The activities are presented on A4 worksheets which the pupils work on. Each A4 worksheet includes a reading challenge extension task.

Each comprehension worksheet has a range of different questions, with 20 marks available (allowing for a % score to be made too!). I have tried to design questions which allow success for less able children but with challenging, higher order questions for above average pupils. Harder questions are signified by being awarded extra marks (up to 3 marks as in the SATs and key stage tests). Each reading comprehension requires the reading of one chapter of the book (except for chapters 9 and 10, which I have combined into one comprehension sheet as the chapters are small).

The worksheets are are all written in Microsoft Word, so can be easily adapted – for instance you could also add your own questions, objectives etc.

There are various ways to use this resource, including:

As part of a shared reading session, with the pupils completing the written tasks after discussion and analysis of the text as a class or group.

As independent written tasks for the rest of the class, while the teacher is reading with a smaller group.

As an additional, ready-made resource to support the study of The Angel of Nitshill Road as a Unit of Work / class book.

As a stand-alone, independent reading activity / assessment.

As a useful teacher prompt/ discussion leader when doing a guided read.

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Last Update: 1st February 2021
Released: 12th May 2020