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The Hedley Kow

Teacher Information

Curriculum Links




C5 C7 C10 C15

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Perform simple information retrieval tasks Develop comprehension strategies Express a more formal response by giving a considered personal opinion of a [book] in oral or in written form Read a story and write it in his/her words


C9 C14 C16 C18

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Predict future events and outcomes in a [book] that is being read aloud Explore different attitudes and feelings by imagining what it would be like to be certain characters Read a narrative or expository piece and summarise it Write about favourite moments, characters and events in stories

Word Reading


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Learn about common word endings, word families and roots of words Use knowledge of letter-sound relationships (grapho/phonic cues), grammar and syntax (syntactic cues) and surrounding text (contextual cues) when attempting to identify unfamiliar words Continue to build a sight vocabulary of common words from [books] read and from personal experience

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Additional Teacher Information

Folk tale A folk tale is a story passed from one generation to the next by word of mouth rather than being written down. A folk tale may include sayings, superstitions, social rituals, legends or lore about the weather, animals or plants.

Character A person in a novel, play or film.

folk tale phrase word text character letter

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Text A book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form.

Terminology for Pupils


Definition of Terms

sound sentence suffix adjective

Links to other Curriculum Areas


Science – Materials: Properties and characteristics of materials – identify and investigate a range of common materials used in the immediate environment

Suggested Reading

• Listen to a version of the story at <http://www.highlightskids. com/audio-story/hedley-kow> • Hans in Luck by Paul Galdone



Reading – Comprehension and Word Reading

Prim-Ed Publishing

2976IR Reading Comprehension and Word Reading 2nd class  
2976IR Reading Comprehension and Word Reading 2nd class