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Understand the Writing Genre of Traditional Stories

In this worksheet, students will better their familiarity with a specific genre of writing; traditional tales. Students will be asked to answer a range of questions based on a traditional tale.

'Understand the Writing Genre of Traditional Stories' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Increase Range of Texts

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Worksheet Overview

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

 

What is a traditional story?

 

A traditional story is a popular story that has been told many times over a number of years.

Sometimes a traditional story can be referred to as a fairy tale.

Examples of traditional tales are: 'Jack and the Beanstalk' or 'Cinderella'.

 

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.

This activity will be based upon the traditional tale of 'Rumpelstiltskin'.

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