Year 2 Reading Challenge

Read through this extract of ‘The Magic Finger’ by Roald Dahl and use it to help you to answer the questions below.

Bronze

  1. Page 2-When did the Greggs go hunting?
  2. Page 6- What adjectives are used to describe the whiskers?

Silver

  1. Page4- Why did the girl get cross at her teacher?
  2. Page 2- Why doesn’t the girl like hunting?

Gold

  1. Page 4- Do you think the girl meant to use the magic finger? Why?
  2. Page 2- “I can’t stand hunting. I just can’t stand” (Page 2) – Why is the word ‘stand’ written in italics?
  3. What does the phrase ‘I saw red.’ mean on page 5?

42 thoughts on “Year 2 Reading Challenge

  1. Bronze:

    The 2 boys and their dad go hunting every Saturday morning.
    The whiskers,were described long and black.

    Silver:

    Girl got cross at Mrs Whiskers because she said ‘You stupid little girl.’
    The girl does not like hunting,as she was a nice girl and does not like hurting other living organisims.

    Gold:

    No,she did not want to use the magical finger,because she does not want to hurt people.
    Because she is cross

  2. Bronze
    Saturday morning
    Long and black
    Silver
    Because the teacher said go in the corner
    Because the girl thinks it’s nasty
    Gold
    No because it’s mean
    Because she’s shouting
    It means she’s angry

  3. Sliver
    1.She gets anger at miss winter because she says stupid litte girl.
    2.She does not like hunting because she thinks that’s not right and the men and boys thinks that’s fun

  4. BRONZE
    1.They always go hunting on a Saturday morning.
    2.The whiskers were described as long and black.
    SILVER
    1.The girl got mad because Mrs Winter called her a stupid little girl.
    2.She doesn’t like hunting because she doesn’t think that it’s right that men and boys should kill animals just for fun.
    GOLD
    1.I think that the girl didn’t mean to put the magic finger on because she promised herself that she was never going to use it.
    2.To interest the reader and how the girl is feeling.
    3.I think the phrase means when you get angry.

  5. Bronze
    1. On Saturday.
    2. The whiskers are black and long.

    Silver
    1. She called her a stupid little girl.
    2. Because it is just for fun and it doesn’t seem right to her.

    Gold
    1. No because the last time she did it out came whiskers from her teachers face.

    2. Because she was saying it angrily.

    3. She was angry.

  6. Bronze:

    Q1) Every Saturday morning.
    Q2) long and black

    Silver:

    Q1) The girl got cross because the teacher said your a silly little girl.

    Q2) The girl does not like hunting because animals just for the fun they get out of it.

  7. Bronze
    Every Saturday morning they would take there guns in the woods.
    long black wiskers.

    Silver
    The teacher called her”STUPID LITTLE GIRL”!
    She does not like hunting because she does not hurt animals.

    Gold
    Her teacher got cross so she got her magic finger and tapped.
    capture readers interest because it includes powerful vocabulary when using the dialogue in the story.
    It went very red because shes each time getting crosser then the teacher.

  8. The girl had a magic finger because when she gets angry and hot and mad she
    Turns her teacher like a wolf or fox.Next The teacher went home and she didn’t look at the miorra. then the teacher went back to school and the children looked at
    The teacher and the teacher was a wolf.😳

  9. Bronze
    1.The Gregg family go for hunting every Saturday morning.
    2.”long black whiskers”

    Silver
    1.Mrs Winter called the girl “stupid little girl”
    2.She does not like hunting as she does not want to hurt animals.

    GOLD

    1.The teacher made her angry so that is why she put the magic finger on her.
    2.To show the reader how she felt
    3.’Red’ could mean she was very angry at the teacher.

  10. Gold:
    1. I think that she didn’t mean to use the magic finger because the magic finger cannot be controlled and so she wasn’t able to prevent it from happening.
    2. The word ‘stand’ could be written in italics to show how much he could not stand it.
    3. The phrase ‘I saw red’ could mean that she was very angry. It also could mean that she felt embarrassed.

  11. Gold
    No but the teacher made her cross so that is why she put the magic finger on her.
    Stand is written in italics because you need to read it in a different voice.I saw red means that she saw something shoot red.
    Silver
    She got cross at Mrs Winter because she called her a stupid little girl.She doesn’t
    like hunting because she does not like killing animals.
    Bronze
    The Griggs family go hunting every Saturday morning.The adjectives used for the
    whiskers are long and black.

  12. They go hunting every Saturday morning.She was mad and so angry.She was angry because Mrs winter said that she is a stupid little girl.

  13. Bronze:
    The Greg’s go hunting every Saturday morning.
    The whiskers were long and black.

    Silver:
    Because the teacher said to sit in the corner. They cant go hunting because he didn’t like killing animals

  14. Bronze
    Every Saturday morning.
    Long black whiskers.

    Silver
    She doesn’t want to hurt the animals.

    Gold
    No the teacher made her cross.
    To show the reader how she feel like.
    She got curiously cross!

  15. bronze= The greggs went hunting every saturday morning. The whiskers were long and black.

    silver= The girl got cross with her teacher because the teacher kept shouting at the girl witch made her angry. She just didn’t like hunting it didnt seem right to her.

    gold= No she didnt. Because she didnt like it when they killed the animal.

  16. Bronze:
    Every Saturday morning
    The whiskers were discribed as long and black
    Silver:
    Because her teacher called her stupidBecause it’s not right to shoot animals for fun
    Gold:
    I don’t think so because she promised h ear self she would not use the incredible Magical finger.To show the reader how she’s feeling.it means that she was angry.

  17. Bronze:
    1. They went for hunting on Saturday morning.
    2. The whiskers were long and black.

    Silver:
    1. She got cross at her teacher because she called he “stupid”.
    2. She doesn’t like hunting because she couldn’t stand it and she doesn’t like killing animals.

    Gold:
    1. No, because she has been telling herself not to put the magic finger on anyone.
    2. I think that the author wrote this word in italics because he wanted the reader to pay attention to this word and to the girl’s voice. Also the author wanted to stress the idea that the girl hates hunting and killing animals.
    3.”I saw red” means that she was cross at her teacher.

  18. Bronze
    When did they go hunting?
    They went hunting every Saturday.
    What adjectives are there to describe the whiskers?
    The adjectives are long and black.
    Silver
    Why did the girl get cross at her teacher?
    The girl got cross with her teacher because her teacher told her to stand in the
    corner.
    Why doesn’t the girl like hunting?
    She doesn’t like hunting because it didn’t seem right that men and boys should start killing animals just for fun.
    Gold
    Do you think the girl was meant to use the magic finger?Why?
    No,she wasn’t meant to use the magic finger because she promised herself that she would not use it any more.
    Why is the word stand written in italics?
    It is written in italics because it is said in a different way.
    What does the phrase I saw red mean?
    It means that the girl saw red on her finger.

  19. Bronze:
    Every Saturday morning.
    Long black whiskers.

    Silver:
    The girl got cross because her teacher said spell cat and then the teacher said you are a silly girl.Then the girl said No I am not a silly girl.Then the teacher said go and stand in the corner.
    She didn’t like hunting because it didn’t seem right to the girl that men and boys should go and start killing animals.

    Gold:
    No because she promised her self that she would not use her magic finger again after what happened to her poor old teacher.
    It is in italics because she didn’t like when they killed the deer for fun and she did not like it.
    It means that she got angry with her teacher.

  20. Silver
    1 because she said Kat instead of cat.
    2 because she dose’nt like killing animal
    Bronze
    1black and long whiskers
    2every saturday mornig.
    Gold
    1 she wasn’t suppose to use the magic finger.

  21. Bronze
    1.Every Sunday morning.
    2.They were long black whiskers.

    Silver
    1.Because she said kat instead of cat.
    2.It did not seem right that the men and the boys killed animals. I once told Mr Gregg about it but he just walked away.

    GOLD

    1.NO!Because she promised to never use it upon someone after what happened to her poor poor Teacher Mrs Winter
    2.Because she hated that they killed animals for fun that why it’s written in italics.
    3.It means she got really cross with the teacher.

  22. Gold
    1. No I don’t think she meant to use the magic finger because the girl promised to herself that she would never use the magic finger after what happened to her school teacher Mrs winter.
    2. It’s in italics because she absolutely hated when they killed the dear for fun and she did not like it.
    3. Red means she saw anger and was ver cross with the greggs.

  23. bronze
    with there dad. black, madly and funny.
    silver
    because she did’t got cat right.because it does’t seem right to me that men and boys should kill animals.
    gold
    yes because she got cross with the teacher.
    so it can sand out.l saw a red finger.

    • bronze
      question one
      Every saturday morning day they would take their guns
      and go off to the woods to look for animals and birds to shoot them.Even phillap,who was eight years old had a gun of his own.
      question two
      when did the greggs what can I. are used to discribe the
      whishers.

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