GARY WILLIAMS 2011 1

Haunted House
Greg’s car had broken down on a countryside road. A hurricane was coming and it was cold and wet. He needed help and the only house he could see on the road was a large, dark and strange looking building. He walked slowly up to the front door.

Suddenly he heard a scream from inside. Maybe somebody needed HIS help! Greg was really frightened but he knocked on the door anyway. The door opened slowly. The wind sounded like low wailing. There was nobody at the door so Greg stepped into the dark hall. The wind whistled through the old house.

That’s when Greg heard another shriek… from right behind him!

1) Who is the main character in this story?

2) What problem did Greg have at the start of the story?

3) Where did Greg’s car break down?

4) Why did Greg go to the house?

5) Why did Greg go inside the house?

6) Number the sentences in the order that they happen in the story.

______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

Greg knocked on the door. Greg walked up to the door. The wind made a low wailing sound. The wind whistled through the house. The door opened slowly. Greg heard a shriek behind him.

storm broke house behind help inside

7) Finish the sentences with the words from the box:

Greg was upset when his car __________ down on the side of the road. There was a __________ coming so it would be dangerous for him to be outside for much longer. He decided he needed to get some __________ and the only place he could see to get that from was a weird looking __________. When he walked up to the front of the house he heard some strange noises. He thought maybe someone needed his help so he went __________. That’s when he heard a scream – from right __________ him!
8) Put a cross next to the sentences that are not about the story.

______ ______ ______ ______ ______

It was a bright and sunny day. The house was dark and scary. The workers worked hard to finish building the house. Maybe there was someone inside! The front door was made of chocolate and candy.

GARY WILLIAMS 2011 3 ANSWERS 1) Who is the main character in this story? Greg is the main character in this story. 2) What problem did Greg have at the start of the story? His car had broken down. 3) Where did Greg’s car break down? It broke down on a countryside road. 4) Why did Greg go to the house? He went to the house because he needed help. 5) Why did Greg go inside the house? He went inside the house because maybe somebody need his help.

6) Number the sentences in the order that they happen in the story.

2 1 4 5 3 6

Greg knocked on the door. Greg walked up to the door. The wind made a low wailing sound. The wind whistled through the house. The door opened slowly. Greg heard a shriek behind him.

storm broke house behind help inside

7) Finish the sentences with the words from the box:

Greg was upset when his car broke down on the side of the road. There was a storm coming so it would be dangerous for him to be outside for much longer. He decided he needed to get some help and the only place he could see to get that from was a weird looking house When he walked up to the front of the house he heard some strange noises. He thought maybe someone needed his help so he went inside That’s when he heard a scream – from right behind him!
8) Put a cross next to the sentences that are not about the story.

X ______ X ______ X

It was a bright and sunny day. The house was dark and scary. The workers worked hard to finish building the house. Maybe there was someone inside! The front door was made of chocolate and candy.

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