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Investigate Words and Phrases from The Wind in the Willows

In this worksheet, students will read an extract from 'The Wind in the Willows' and find words and phrases that capture the reader's interest and imagination.

'Investigate Words and Phrases from The Wind in the Willows' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Listen to and Discuss Texts

Popular topics:   Reading Comprehension worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

This extract is part of a story called The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Read it several times to make sure you that you understand it.




The Wind in the Willows


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The Mole had been spring cleaning his underground home all morning. His fine coat was splattered with whitewash, and his arms were tired. From outside his underground home, he could hear the spring calling to him. Suddenly, he threw down his brush and cried, "Hang spring cleaning." 


He charged out of the house and scrabbled through the tunnel that led to the outside world. At last, POP, the Mole came out into the sunshine. The Mole ambled along until he came to a river. He'd never seen a river before. He was fascinated by the way the water gurgled and gleamed. Mole sat on the grass and gazed at the bank opposite until a dark hole caught his eye.


"What a fine home that would make!" he thought. As he continued looking at the hole, something twinkled at him. It was an eye. An eye that belonged to a little brown face. It was the Water Rat.




Now let's use this extract to answer the following questions.


Remember you can press the red help button  at any time to come back to this page.

You can listen to and read the extract as many times as you like.


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