A Dog Called Bear

by Annette Smith (Purple)


We are learning to answer a range of comprehension questions.


Was Matthew happy about Bear being at school?  How do you know?

No because Bear came into the classroom and the book said Matthew looked cross and he looked cross in the picture.

Why do you think the dog is called Bear?

Because he is brown and it looks like a bear

List at least 3 reasons why dogs are generally not allowed at school?

  1. They could  take people's food.
  2. And they can go toilet where they are not meant to go.
  3. They could run into people.

On page 6 why was Bear looking sad? 

Because he was loocked  in the backyard of the house

On page 10 why did Mr Ford say, “Stay here, children.”

Because the dog got hit and he did not want the children to get scared.  

How did Dog become a hero?

He saved the little girl from almost getting hit by the car


Are these statements true or false?


Bear is a young dog.                                                                              True/False


Bear belonged to Matthew, who lived next door to school.                True/False


Bear was a friendly dog and all the children loved him.                      True/False


Bear was not a hero.                                                                          True/False


List 4 compound words from the text.







Find the contractions in the text and expand them.  The first one has been done for you.

1.  I’d - I would

2.I’m - I am

3 Isn’t - is not

4.can’t - can not

5.he’s- he is