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Comprehension 28th January

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


So just because she likes scary things doesn’t make her any kind of big deal.

I looked all around. Carnival World was crowded because it was a beautiful spring night. I saw dozens of kids on the boardwalk, going from the game booths to the rides. And I knew a lot of them were walking right past the Tunnel of Fear because they were like me.

What’s the fun of screaming your head off, anyway?

I tossed my cotton candy cone in a trash can. “Where’s that ride with the swings that go really high?” I asked.

“You mean that baby ride in the kiddie park?” Karla said.

Dad leaned over and took a big bite of Karla’s cotton candy. “If you two want to go into the Tunnel of Fear, Mom and I will wait here,” he said.

“No thanks,” I said. “I’ll wait out here, too.”

Karla pressed her hands against her waist and tossed back her curly red hair. “Well, I’m not going in alone, coward.”


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. 


Please answer using full sentences.


  1.  R - What is Carnival World? Use evidence from the text  to help work out the answer.
  2.  R - What ride did Jordan want to go on?
  3.  I - When we first meet Dad, what is he doing?
  4.  R – What colour is Karla's hair?
  5.  I - Do you think that Karla is a nice sister to Jordan? Explain your answer.


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