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Week Beginning 1st February 2021

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Hello Year 6!                                               


Mrs Hall here - I will be with you during Guided Reading this week.  We will follow the same format as we do in school - with 2 sessions looking at a reading skill.  After this, you will complete three follow-up activities.  Please use the remember tos I have attached below to help you when carrying out these activities. 


This week our text is a fable which is called The Willow Pattern Story: The Tale of Two Doves.  There are three levels of text for you to choose from so select the most appropriate level for you (these are labelled as *,** and *** with the *** text being the most challenging).  They are all saved in one document so scroll through to find the most appropriate level for you. 


This week we will be focusing on our inference reading skills.  You will be using information in the text to make a best guess on what the characters feelings and motivations may be.  The answer will not be in the text like last week, which is why you must use the information you read to make a best guess. 


Session 1

Read the text and identify any words which you do not know the meaning of.  Use a dictionary to find the meaning of these words (online dictionaries are helpful if you do not have a paper dictionary) and write these down. For example:


spectator - a person who watches at a show, game or other event.


Session 2

There are some comprehension questions underneath the text (remember to choose the level of text and questions which is most appropriate for you).  Answer these questions in full sentences, using inference skills.  Make a best guess based on the information you find in the text.


 After you have finished answering all of the questions, you can have a turn at becoming a teacher!  Mark your work using the answer sheet which is at the end of the document.  Can you correct any mistakes you have made?


Session 3

Click on the Google Quiz link below (the quiz time picture!) to answer questions about the text.   All the answers can be found in the text and you will find out the correct answer straight away!  Please let me know how challenging you found the text as well to help me when I am planning  next week's text.




Session 4


Read the letter from Koong-se’s father again.  Imagine you are Koong-se and you are writing a reply to her father.  First, make a list of the reasons she WILL WANT to marry the duke and the reasons she WON’T WANT to marry. I have started you off.


Will want to marry

Won’t want to marry

The Duke is very rich





She doesn’t know of the Duke is a kind person. 


Now, writing as Koong-se, write a reply to your father.  Make sure you detail how unsure you may be about what to do and use the list you have made to help you. 


Session 5


Write down what you think these following characters would say at the end of the story in a speech bubble.  Use the text to make a best guess about how they would feel:-

1) Koong-se

2) Chang

3) Father

4) The Duke

5) The Gods

6) The explorer Donghai

7) The leader of the Duke’s army

Some fantastic Guided Reading learning sent! Well done!

Well done to OS, RB, AT, EW, XS, EM, IS, IL, EF and KP for completing the Google Quiz! Remember to skim and scan for any key words in the question to help you find the correct part of the text.