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The Worst Witch: Reading Comprehension

£10.00
SKU E3CS90740
Key Stage 2 Reading – comprehension English Year 3

Introduce your class to Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches with this Year 3 Reading Comprehension English Pack based on Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch!

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

Over five lessons, your Year 3 class will read The Worst Witch together, discussing characters and events and developing their skills in understanding words in context, explaining the thoughts and motives of characters, summarising parts of the text, and predicting what might happen next!

Each lesson in this The Worst Witch Year 3 Reading Comprehension English Pack comes with an easy-to-follow plan, an engaging and informative slide show for the whole class teaching input, as well as differentiated worksheets and activity ideas - everything you need for a magical week of literacy!

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#Lesson1WordsinContext

In this first The Worst Witch English lesson for Year 3, your class will enter Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches and meet Mildred Hubble!

After reading and discussing the first two chapters together, this lesson focuses on finding the meaning of words in context, with children being challenged to define unfamiliar words from the text by using the strategy of 'reading around' the word, as well as checking the definition using a dictionary.

Everything you need to help your class find the meaning of words in context is included in this lesson pack - a detailed plan, an informative slide show, and differentiated worksheets to suit all ability levels in your class.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Definition Cards
  • Discussion Cards
  • Discussion Prompts Cards
#Lesson2UnderstandingCharacters

Understanding characters – their thoughts, feelings and motives – is the focus of this comprehension lesson based on Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch.

After reading chapters three and four of The Worst Witch as a class, children will be encouraged to think about and discuss the main characters' thoughts, feelings and motives, based on the events of the two chapters. Children will demonstrate their understanding by completing differentiated activities including matching characters and feelings, completing speech bubbles, or performing role-plays.

This Understanding Characters lesson comes with a detailed plan, an engaging slide show and a range of differentiated worksheets and activity ideas – everything you need for a successful and fun Year 3 English lesson!

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Character, Event and Feelings Cards
  • Role-Play Cards
  • Extract Sheets
#Lesson3WritingaSummary

Help your Year 3 class to develop their summarising skills with this Writing a Summary KS2 English lesson.

As a class, you will first read and discuss the events within chapters five and six, then ask children to summarise the broomstick formation display. Children will assess the effectiveness of three different, given summaries before using their own summarising skills to retell the event from the perspective of one of the characters in either a letter or a diary entry.

An easy-to-follow lesson plan, an engaging set of slides and a range of differentiated resources are all included within this Writing a Summary Year 3 lesson pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Extract Sheet
  • Letter Template
  • Diary Template
  • Challenge Cards
#Lesson4MakingPredictions

Use this Making Predictions KS2 lesson to assess your Year 3 children's understanding of events in The Worst Witch so far, and to see what they think will happen next!

As a class, children will read chapters seven and eight together, answering a range of questions and being encouraged to explain their answers. They will then be challenged to make predictions of what might happen next, based on what they have read so far. In the alternative activity provided, children read, discuss and order given scenarios based on what they think is most/least likely to happen.

Included in this Making Predictions KS2 lesson pack is an easy-to-follow plan, a set of informative slides for the teaching input, and differentiated activities.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Scenario Cards
#Lesson5AskandAnswerQuestions

In this final lesson in The Worst Witch Reading Comprehension scheme of work, your Year 3 class will be encouraged to ask and answer questions.

After reading the final two chapters of the book, your class will discuss their opinions of characters and events. In their independent activities, children are challenged to portray how the main characters are feeling now, and why, based on events. In the alternative activity provided, children first compile a list of questions they would like to ask each character, and then are challenged to hot-seat each other as these characters, asking and answering the questions they have generated.

Complete with a detailed lesson plan, a set of engaging slides and a range of differentiated resources, this Ask and Answer Questions lesson includes everything you need.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Character Question Cards
  • Question Sheet
  • Name Tags
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Reading - Comprehension Objectives:

  • using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read
  • discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
  • checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
  • asking questions to improve their understanding of a text
  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
  • identifying main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising these
  • participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say
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