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Reading question prompts

2a give / explain the meaning of words in context


  • Which word most closely matches the meaning of the word (insert)?
  • Circle the correct option to complete the sentence below
  • What does    mean?
  • Look at the paragraph beginning:            Find and copy one word meaning 
  • Find and copy one word that suggests that the summer afternoon was quiet.
  • Which word is closet meaning to (insert)?


2b retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction

Skill – skim and scan

Easy skill – difficult questions:

  • How long did it take? Skim and scan for a length of time
  • Who swam the channel? Skim and scan for name.
  • When?  Skim and scan for date .
  • Where? Skim and scan for place.
  • Which of these drawing best represents the monument?
  • What was revealed at the end of the story?
  • Martine rode her giraffe (give 4 options: e.g aggresively)
  • Everything was fine on that day until (give 4 options)
  • At the end of the text, Martine… (4 options)
  • What were Martine’s Grandmother’s rules about riding the giraffe? (Tick one)
  • What did he have to do in order to read the description?
  • What helped Martine to get safely on Jemmy’s after the warthog incident?
  • Give two reasons why ..
  • Look at the paragraph beginning … Give two reasons why ..
  • Why were the artists drawing not accurate?
  • Why did Gaby climb the tree?
  • Look at the paragraph beginning …. What conclusion do you draw from this?
  • Look at page 5. Give one piece of evidence that suggests
  • Gaby uses the Spanish word for cat. Who else in the story speaks Spanish?


2c summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph

  • Which of the following would be the most suitable summary of the whole text?
  • Below are summaries of different paragraphs from this text. Number them 1 – 6 to show the order in which they appear in the text.


2d make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text

  • How can you tell that
  • Why did Oliver find it difficult to
  • How do you know that
  • What evidence is there of
  • Why was he so triumphant?
  • Why were the children curious and unafraid?
  • According to the text
  • What impression of the island
  • Explain what this description suggests …
  • In what ways might
  • This tell us that … tick one ..
  • Where was the whale?
  • In what way does
  • What do the children think the whale is saying?
  • According to the text why might he …
  • How is the whale made to seem mysterious – use evidence
  • What does this tell you about Simon’s character?
  • Put a tick in each box to show whether each of the following is a fact or an opinion.

2e predict what might happen from details stated and implied

Do you think he will change his behaviour? Yes / no explain

2f identify / explain how information / narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole

 Draw lines to match each part of the story with the correct quotation from the text.

2g identify / explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases

Give two impressions this gives you of the

Like a toy sitting on a glass table – what does this description suggest about the

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