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If you are very patient, or simply lucky, you may spot The Beryllium Baboon in its natural habitat - the Cambridge primary school. When the BB is not teaching, eating cake or sleeping, it can occasionally be found creating short stories (along with questions and yes - even answers) for guided reading and English comprehension lessons in its school. The target age range of these offerings is therefore Yr6 and perhaps a bit older - let's say 11-14.

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If you are very patient, or simply lucky, you may spot The Beryllium Baboon in its natural habitat - the Cambridge primary school. When the BB is not teaching, eating cake or sleeping, it can occasionally be found creating short stories (along with questions and yes - even answers) for guided reading and English comprehension lessons in its school. The target age range of these offerings is therefore Yr6 and perhaps a bit older - let's say 11-14.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 20-Pack
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 20-Pack

20 Resources
This bundle contains twenty short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Volcano - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Volcano - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 24 in a series of 24 This short story - The Volcano - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 10-Pack (A)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 10-Pack (A)

10 Resources
This bundle contains ten short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Vacuum Cleaner - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 3+
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The Vacuum Cleaner - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 3+

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This short story -The Vacuum Cleaner - was written to appeal to children of Year 3 and above. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be accessible to the majority of children in lower Key Stage 2. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Cave - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Cave - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 2 in a series of 24 The Cave is a short story written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Slug - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Slug - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 4 in a series of 24 The Slug is a short story written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 5-Pack (A)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 5-Pack (A)

5 Resources
This bundle contains 5 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (D)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (D)

3 Resources
This bundle contains 3 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (A)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (A)

3 Resources
This bundle contains 3 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Ice Cream - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Ice Cream - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 10 in a series of 24 The Ice Cream is a short story written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Robot - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Robot - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 22 in a series of 24 This short story - The Robot - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Ammonite - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Ammonite - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 5 in a series of 24 The Ammonite is a short story written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Glass Eye - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Glass Eye - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 8 in a series of 24 This short story - The Glass Eye - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Bug - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Bug - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 6 in a series of 24 This short story - The Bug - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Life Jacket - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Life Jacket - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 11 in a series of 24 This short story - The Life Jacket - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Cheesecake - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Cheesecake - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 7 in a series of 24 The Cheesecake is a short story written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Golden Soap - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Golden Soap - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 9 in a series of 24 This short story - The Golden Soap - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (B)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (B)

3 Resources
This bundle contains 3 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Sausage Roll - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Sausage Roll - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 13 in a series of 24 The Sausage Roll was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Aubergine - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Aubergine - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 15 in a series of 24 This short story - The Aubergine - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. [This story may also be useful as part of a PSHE lesson or an Inclusion/Anti-Bullying discussion.] The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.