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... so you should move on.
If you reach a word you don't understand try reading the sentence around it for clues to help you.
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 as 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'.