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James & the Giant Peach Comprehension Questions

Instructor: Sharon Linde
With enchanting characters and an engaging plot, students can easily forget they're reading for understanding in ''James and the Giant Peach''. Check on what they understand during and after reading with these questions.

James and the Giant Peach Comprehension Questions

Roald Dahl sure knows how to make reading fun, and that's a good thing! Students are naturally engaged and enjoy reading his lively stories. Help them stay focused on tapping into the details with these questions focusing on characters, setting and plot. A variety of levels and types are included to reach all learners in your classroom.

Characters - James and the Giant Peach

  • What kind of boy is James? Use adjectives to describe him and evidence from the text to support your analysis.
  • What do Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker's treatment of James tell you about their characters? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
  • Create a character chart for the creatures inside the peach, such as Centipede, Earthworm, Ms. Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper. In each section, describe the character, using evidence from the text to support your thinking. Include a picture.

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