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In today's lesson, you will be listening to a story, reading an extract and answering some questions about it (comprehension). 


1. Watch the video of Mrs Hester reading chapter 1 of The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman. 

2. Open the document below (Text extract and questions 6.1.2020).

3. Read the extract from chapter 1.

4. Write the date (Wednesday 6th January 2021) and title (Reading - 2b and 2d) in your remote learning book.

5. Answer the questions in full sentences. Do not copy the questions. 


The answers will be put up on this page later on today. Please mark your own answers. 

You do not need to email this work to your class teacher. 


Thank you

The Firework Maker's Daughter Chapter 1

Day 1 Reading Remote Learning
Watch the video.
Go back to the school website and read the extract and answer the questions.