Reading Comprehension Questions Year 4

Literacy Curriculum

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Before you start - let children flick back through the book if they can’t remember.

Is this fiction (a made up story) or non-fiction (factual)? How can you tell?

What is the main character like?

Retell the key events in the story so far (in 2 minutes).




Summarising the text (describing key events)

What does ____(choose a word from the text)____ mean?

Can you find any new words you don’t know on this page? (read on to see if you can work out what it means, use a dictionary or get an adult to Google it!)

Explain what just happened (after reading a page or paragraph)

What were the three main things that happened on that page?


Asking questions

What questions do you have about what we just read?

What are you still wondering after reading that page?                                                                                  If you could ask the author or character a question what would you ask?




Characters / Settings

How does the character feel? How do you know? What words shows how the character is feeling?

Describe the main character – use evidence from the text.

Describe the setting of the book


Predicting what will happen next

What do you think is going to happen next? How do you know?

What would you do next? What makes you think that?


After you’ve finished

Tell me what happened in this book.

Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not?

Would you recommend this book to someone else? Who? What would you tell them about it?