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Published: 30/04/2019
KS3 | Reading
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Comprehension questions on 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde

Comprehension questions based an extract from the short story 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde. Suitable for students who struggle with basic comprehension skills. Answers are included. 

The extract begins 'Every afternoon, as they were coming home from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden' and describes the way the weather changes when the Giant puts up a sign to say 'trespassers will be prosecuted' and children no longer play in the garden.

Questions include:

  • selecting adjectives
  • ticking true statements
  • simple analysis
  • explanation of sentence and quotation meanings
  • explanation of the writer's intention.

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Josephine MutungiJosephine Mutungi
Excellent resource for teaching Adjectives and Comprehension to middle school students.
Posted on 22nd June 2019
Caroline  NailorCaroline Nailor
Lovely resource, easy to differentiate, thank you.
Posted on 16th May 2019
Sulekshmie BambaradeniyaSulekshmie Bambaradeniya
Found it very very useful. Many thanks.
Posted on 10th May 2019

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