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Year 5 Expected Standard of work


This is an example of the standard if fiction text that a Year 5 pupil should be able to read and understand. We would expect that a Year 5 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 3-7, how’s that Sylvia was unhappy about Bonnie’s actions?


Questions that ask you to extract information from the passage


Find and copy the words which are used to describe what the temple looks like


Questions that ask you to summarise the text


Describe where the girls go on their journey


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


Who or what do you think the ‘two small black dots’ (Line 15) belong to?


Questions that ask you to use the text to make predictions


Where do you think the boy is taking them too?


Questions relating to the meaning of the whole text


What reasons can you find to show that the girls needed to hurry?


Questions about the author’s choice of language


What is the author suggesting when she says that Bonnie knew her way by instinct? (Line 21)


Questions that ask you to compare different parts of the text


Compare the girls’ feelings about their journey through the trees.

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