Poppy Field by Michael Morpurgo: Questions for Whole Class and Guided Reading

This is a bank of questions to use alongside Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Poppy Field’. The questions are designed to facilitate discussion either with the whole class or small group guided reading. Each question is cross referenced to the Key Stage 2 content domains for reading. The story is a beautiful story written to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and relates to why we wear poppies on Remembrance
I have divided the story up into 5 parts to facilitate discussion but it isn’t necessary to do this. The questions are varied in the level of challenge ranging from straight forward literal comprehension to some challenging questions which focus on a close reading of selected sentences to challenge your most capable readers. Teachers should select which questions they feel are appropriate for different groups of children rather than aim to ask every single one.
Note the questions are for Michael Morpurgo’s story only and not the poem nor the Afterword.

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Created: Nov 6, 2018

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