Year 5 Reading Comprehension The Cabin Boy

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 5 Reading Comprehension The Cabin Boy comprises 15 questions based on a narrative adventure diary from the perspective of a boy in the 1700s who gets captured and taken on board a pirate ship. The diary tells of his adventures and plan to escape.

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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.