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Reading Comprehension - Vocabulary (Day 1 of 3)



Sometimes when you read, you may come across a new word that is unfamiliar. Perhaps you are able to read it okay, but do not understand the meaning of the word.


By looking at the context of the word (the way it is used within a sentence) you might be able to work out meaning. You can look for words or phrases around the new word - such as using the story events so far, sentences around the word or what you already know about the plot - to figure out what the new word or phrase must mean.


Load up and read through the PowerPoint below. This will introduce you to "Vocabulary Victor" and the type of questions he will be asking you after you read each short piece of text over the next 3 days.


There are 2 PowerPoints and 2 tasks below. One is aimed at Year 2 and the other for Year 3. You can choose your own level of difficulty ... or even do both if you prefer.


Once you have read the short piece of text, complete the questions. The answers are on the last sheet ... so no cheating! PLEASE CHECK YOUR WORK WITH THE ANSWER SHEET BEFORE HANDING IN YOUR WORK TO YOUR TEACHER - this will give you a chance to see what you did well with and any questions you made a mistake on, with a chance to correct and reflect on what the answer should have been and why.