Comprehension activities don’t need to be dull – try out some of these quick ideas from Nicky and Ginny of Morris and Simmons Education, then put children’s knowledge and understanding to the test with a class quiz finale.
Sports Day on Mount Olympus provides heaps of opportunities for exploring language in a fun and engaging way. The story is full of colourful expression, simile and hyperbole – and children will enjoy being language detectives and identifying the different writing techniques that the author uses.
Use this activity sheet to help children devise their own questions in a class quiz on Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls.
It is important to have your own ideas about stories and sometimes there are no right and wrong answers.