Reading Comprehension Questions Year 6

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Before you start reading you could check your child knows;

  • If they are reading fiction (made up story)/nonfiction (factual)
  • What has happened so far
  • Who the main characters are
  • How to use the contents/index/glossary (for non fiction texts)

Summarising the text (describing key events)

  • What does ____(choose a word from the text)____ mean?
  • Explain what just happened…(after reading a page or paragraph)
  • Show me how you know?
  • Which words help you to understand….?
  • How would you explain the information/story to somebody younger?


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 character a question what would you ask?


  • How does the character feel? How do you know?
  • What word shows how the character is feeling?
  • Describe the main character – use evidence from the text.



  • Would you choose to read that story again?
  • Or a similar story?
  • Why/why not?
  • If you were to review the book how many stars out of 5 would you give it?
  • Why?