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Use Comprehension Skills to Read Myths

In this worksheet, students will be asked to use comprehension skills to read and understand a mythical text.

'Use Comprehension Skills to Read Myths' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Increase Range of Texts

Popular topics:   Year 6 Reading Comprehension worksheets, Reading Comprehension worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, you will become more familiar with a mythical text and how to answer questions about it.


What is a myth?

A myth is a fictional piece of writing.

Over time, myths have been used to explore gods, fantasy creatures and explain natural phenomena.


Top tips when answering questions about a text:

First of all, read through the text twice.

If you reach a word with a capital letter that you don't understand, it will be the name of something/someone, move on.

If you reach a word you don't know the meaning of, read around the sentence for clues to help you to understand it.

When you are asked to give evidence in an answer, always use words/ key phrases from the text to back up your opinion.

You don't have to answer the questions in order; if you find a tricky one, just move on - you can always return to it later!

Remember that reading comprehension is not a memory test: all of the information you need to answer the question will be within the text.


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