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If you feel you would like to practice your reading comprehension over Easter then you can try one of the texts below: 

Here is where you will find your groups reading homework, which will be due in a week after it is set. 

 

Mr Bond's Groups

 

No reading homework over the Easter holidays. 

 

 

Guided Reading Homework

 

Mr Bottomley's Group

For week beginning 18th March

 

Using your booklet about the Great Plague, please can you answer these questions in your green Reading Workbook. Please ensure you have done this by your reading day.

Make sure you pay attention to the number of marks on offer, to make sure your answer is an appropriate length. 

 

These questions are about Plague Remedies (page 9).

 

1. Some of the remedies were thought to cure people of the plague, while others were thought to prevent people getting the plague. 

Put ticks in the table below to show which remedies were thought to cure and which were thought to prevent the disease. 

 (2 marks)

 

2. The text tells us: even tobacco was highly valued as a medicine

Why is this surprising to us today? Choose one.

 

a) because tobacco is not smoked today

b) it is a surprise because tobacco had not been discovered in 1665

c) because we now know that tobacco is actually bad for health

d) it is a surprise that tobacco cured everyone of the plague.                         (1 mark)

 

3. People who treated plague victims were sometimes feared. Why?

Give two reasons.

(2 marks)

 

4. Think about what we now know about how the plague spread. 

How did the long overcoat really give protection?           (1 mark)

 

Thank you.

For week beginning 25th March.

 

Using your booklet about the Great Plague, please can you answer these questions in your green Reading Workbook. Please ensure you have done this by your reading day.

Make sure you pay attention to the number of marks on offer, to make sure your answer is an appropriate length. 

 

These questions are about Ring-a-ring o' Roses (page 10)

 

1) Each line in the rhyme was once thought to refer to a different aspect of the plague.

Draw lines to to show what each word refers to.

                                                      (1 mark)

 

2) Look at the text below the rhyme on page 10. 

Why are certain words written in italics, for example: 

    We all fall down?                      (1 mark)

 

3) This is the first paragraph after the rhyme.

This rhyme is sometimes sung in the playground. It is a game where young children dance around in a ring, singing the rhyme and deliberately falling down on the ground at the last line. The rhyme is thought by some to be about the Great Plague. 

Which phrase shows that the link between the rhyme and the plague is uncertain? (1 mark) 

 

These questions are about the whole booklet. 

 

4) Hannah thought London was a safe place to be. Her reasons are in the table below. Next to Hannah's reasons, explain why she was wrong. 

 

                                                                                                  (2 marks)

 

5) Look at these two quotations about the plague:

great and horrible brute (page 8)

continued to stalk (page 9)

What impression of the plague do you get from these quotations?     (2 marks)

 

 

 

 

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