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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 on 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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Hamzah  Tariq
Hamzah Tariq
Posted on 3rd June 2020
Valerie Long
Valerie Long
Great resource. Excellent reminder that the children need to be aware of the parts of speech and their significance in their reading and writing.
Posted on 5th May 2020
Marina Luchesa
Marina Luchesa
I had a very good yr 7 learning skills lesson with this resource. The students enjoyed it and were comfortably stretched. Thank you.
Posted on 30th April 2020
Connie Metcalfe
Connie Metcalfe
It didn't help one bit
Posted on 6th December 2019
Lubna Hussain
Lubna Hussain
It was a very useful resource tool to enhance my students’ learning.
Posted on 24th September 2019
Josephine Mutungi
Josephine Mutungi
Excellent resource for teaching Adjectives and Comprehension to middle school students.
Posted on 22nd June 2019
Caroline  Nailor
Caroline Nailor
Lovely resource, easy to differentiate, thank you.
Posted on 16th May 2019
Sulekshmie Bambaradeniya
Sulekshmie Bambaradeniya
Found it very very useful. Many thanks.
Posted on 10th May 2019

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