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BBC Bitesize


BBC BiteSize - Reading Lesson

To be a Cat by Matt Haig


Using the novel 'To Be a Cat' you will learn about selecting key pieces of information from a text and evaluating the text while giving a personal opinion.



There are 2 video recordings by England Rugby Player Maro Itoje, who is reading extracts from the book.

There are then 3 practice activities using extracts from the books to explain, predict and descibe events from the text.


Have a look...



Reading activities


This week the reading activities are in order starting with a vocabulary comprehension as this will help to focus your vocabulary for your writing.  There is a Tsunami quick read as you are all familiar with Tsunamis, this should be a quick revision read. There are also 2 comprehensions on famous people, David Walliams and Ernest Shackleton, we hope you fond them interesting.

You could use any of the comprehensions to do additional research on. Maybe you could use them to create a fact file, poster, or even a biography.

Enjoy the reading...