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Year 3 Expected Standard of work


This is an example of the standard if fiction text that a Year 3 pupil should be able to read and understand. We would expect that a Year 3 pupil would be able to read this text fluently and with expression. We would also expect that they would be able to answer the following type of questions;


Questions about word meaning


Which word - in lines 1-5 - means the same as well-known?


Questions that ask you to extract information from the passage


Where was the house that Tom lived in?


Questions that ask you to summarise the text


Describe what you know about Tom’s family.


Questions that ask you to use the clues in the text to produce a reasoned answer


Why did Tom’s secret worry him?


Questions that ask you to use the text to make predictions


Do you think Tom will stay with his mother all through the story? Explain your answer.


Questions relating to the meaning of the whole text


In what way does Jack differ in appearance from his brothers?


Questions about the author’s choice of language


Why did the author describe the wolves’ jaws as dripping? (Line 18)


Questions that ask you to compare different parts of the text


How you you think the brothers feel about their adventures? How do you think Tome feels about their adventures?

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