Year 5 Reading Comprehension Not Even a Whisper

Develop your reading skills with this Year 5 Reading Comprehension Not Even a Whisper, which follows a loud child as he embarks on a sponsored silence!

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 5 Reading Comprehension Not Even a Whisper comprises questions based on a narrative about a young boy who takes part in a sponsored silence as part of Deaf Awareness Week, with links to diversity. The comprehension, made up of 11 questions, helps children to develop their reading skills and their ability to answer retrieval and inference questions.

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National Curriculum Objectives

The questions in this activity cover the following content domains:

2a Give or explain the meaning of words in context.

2b Retrieve and record information or identify key details from fiction and non-fiction.

2c Summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph.

2d Make inferences from the text or explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text.

2g Identify or explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases.