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Week beginning 22nd February 2021

Hello Year 6!


Mrs Hall here - hope you have all had a great half term break!  We will follow the same format in Guided Reading 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. 


Linking to our topic of The Americas, we are looking at one of the most famous Americans right now.  Can you guess?


It is….. Joe Biden, the new President of the United States! Do you know much about him?  Well, you will after working through this week’s text! It is a biography on Joe Biden. 


This text is slightly out of date however, as it was written BEFORE he became president in January 2021.                           


There are three levels of text for you to choose from so select the most appropriate level for you (these are labelled as Level 1, 2 and 3 with the level 3 text being the most challenging).  


This week we will be focusing on our retrieval reading skills.  You will be picking out information in the text to help you answer questions.  Remember to identify the key words in the question, then skim and scan for the key words in the text to help you find the answer.  


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:


stammer – a speech condition in which somebody pauses a lot during speech and repeats the beginning of some words.


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 and identify the key words in the question, then skim and scan for the key words in the text to help you find the answer.  


 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! 






Session 4


Imagine you are leading the campaign for Joe Biden to become the next President of the United States.  Create a propaganda poster to persuade people to vote for him.  What facts from the text will you use the persuade people?  Can you use these persuasive techniques? 


  • Repetition
  • Rule of 3
  • Alliteration
  • Facts
  • Rhetorical question
  • Emotive language
  • Address the reader


Session 5


Create a timeline of Joe Biden’s life so far.  Don’t forget to add the important date of 20th January 2021 – when Biden finally became one of the most powerful people in the world. 

Thank you for all the fantastic Guided Reading learning you have been doing!

Well done KP, RB, EF, XS, IL, EM, TS, EW and AT for completing the quiz!