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Understand How to Use a Contents Page

In this worksheet, students answer questions based on the contents page of a non-fiction book.

'Understand How to Use a Contents Page' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Non-Fiction Texts

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Most information books have a contents page that tells readers which pages to look at to find out different types of information. It is usually at the front of a book.

 

This is the contents page from a book on farm animals.


 

In this worksheet, you can answer question about contents pages.

Look at the contents page again. Which page do you need to look at to find out about horses?

page 3

page 5

page 8

page 9

Is this statement true or false?

 

You can find out about ducks by looking at page 3.

true

false

Look at this contents page. What sort of book do you think it is taken from?

 

Mars         page 1

Jupiter      page 3

Saturn      page 5

Earth        page 7

a book about chocolate bars

a book about planets

a book about horses

Whereabouts in a book can you usually find the contents page?

at the front

near the middle

at the end

Look at this entry in a contents page for a book about African animals.

 

zebras             p 5 - 8

 

What does it mean?

Information about zebras is on page 5.

Information about zebras is on page 8.

Information about zebras is on page 5 and page 8.

Information about zebras is on pages 5, 6, 7 and 8.

  • Question 1

Look at the contents page again. Which page do you need to look at to find out about horses?

CORRECT ANSWER
page 8
EDDIE SAYS
Information about horses is on page 8.
  • Question 2

Is this statement true or false?

 

You can find out about ducks by looking at page 3.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
Information about ducks can be found on page 5.
  • Question 3

Look at this contents page. What sort of book do you think it is taken from?

 

Mars         page 1

Jupiter      page 3

Saturn      page 5

Earth        page 7

CORRECT ANSWER
a book about planets
EDDIE SAYS
Although Mars is the name of a chocolate bar it is also the name of a planet!
  • Question 4

Whereabouts in a book can you usually find the contents page?

CORRECT ANSWER
at the front
EDDIE SAYS
The contents page is usually at the front of a book. Many books also have an index page at the end, which lists the topics in alphabetical order.
  • Question 5

Look at this entry in a contents page for a book about African animals.

 

zebras             p 5 - 8

 

What does it mean?

CORRECT ANSWER
Information about zebras is on pages 5, 6, 7 and 8.
EDDIE SAYS
Writing '5 - 8' means that the information is on all pages from page 5 to page 8.
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