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Year 1 and Year 2 Creative Comprehension Pack - The Birthday Duck

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The Birthday Duck is a delightful story by Michael Morpurgo.

This resource pack can be used to assist planning a unit of work around this classic story to develop pupils’ reading comprehension and writing skills.

A topic map is provided, suggesting exciting writing opportunities and inspiring ideas from across the curriculum linked to the book.

Comprehension questions, based on short extracts from the book, will develop pupils’ understanding of what they have read, focusing on: retrieval, vocabulary, inference, sequencing and making predictions.

What’s included in the resource?

  • A topic map with exciting ideas on how the book can be used to inspire writing and activities across the curriculum
  • Extracts from The Birthday Duck
  • PowerPoint slides with examples of comprehension questions
  • Comprehension question sheets


  • A topic map with exciting ideas on how the book can be used to inspire writing and activities across the curriculum
  • Extracts from The Birthday Duck
  • PowerPoint slides with examples of comprehension questions
  • Comprehension question sheets
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