Year 4 Expected Standard of work
This is an example of the standard if fiction text that a Year 4 pupil should be able to read and understand. We would expect that a Year 4 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 the first line tells us how Amelia feels about the ball?
Questions that ask you to extract information from the passage
How long have the Fang family been hosting the Barbaric Ball?
Questions that ask you to summarise the text
What can you tell us about the Barbaric Ball?
Questions that ask you to use the clues in the text to produce a reasoned answer
Do you think Amelia and Countess Frivoleeta feel the same about the ball?
Questions that ask you to use the text to make predictions
Why do you think Amelia believes it is 'useless' to talk to Countess Frivoleeta about what she wants?
Questions relating to the meaning of the whole text
Questions about the author’s choice of language
Why do you think the author chose the surname Fang for Amelia?
Questions that ask you to compare different parts of the text