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Comprehension 27th January 2021

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Read through the following text twice before trying to answer the questions.


I took a big bite of the fluffy blue candy. I could feel the powdery sugar stick to my face.

Karla pointed to the cone in my hand. “Jordan, you have a spider in your cotton candy,” she said. I let out a loud “ULLLLLLP!” and the cone went flying into the air. I watched it land with a soft plop onto the pavement.

Karla tossed back her head and laughed. “You’re too easy!”

Mom shook her head. “Karla, why are you always scaring your brother?”

She grinned. “Because it’s fun?”

Grumbling to myself, I bent down and picked the cotton candy off the ground. Some of the blue stuff stuck to my sneakers. I took another bite anyway.

Some kids like to be scared and some don’t. And I totally don’t. I saw the Tunnel of Fear up ahead, and I knew Karla would force me to go in there with her.

My name is Jordan Keppler, and I’m twelve, a year older than Karla. I  don’t  like  to  brag, but . . . I get better grades than Karla, and I’m better at sports than Karla, and I have more friends than Karla does.


Now you have read it twice, have a go at answering the following questions independently. Use the format that has been set up for you on Purple Mash. 


  1.  R - What colour is the candy? Include the adjective
  2.  R - What did Karla say was inside the candy that Jordan was eating?
  3.  I - How did Jordan feel about this?
  4.  R – How is Jordan better than Karla?
  5.  I - Where is the start of this story set? Use evidence from the text  to help work out the answer.


Home learners please could you submit your answers on by using the 2do template on Purple Mash.