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Comprehension Wednesday 3rd February 2021

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


The writing hung in the air just long enough for everyone to read it, and then the words began falling to the ground, a rain of golden light. The crowd laughed in delight, reaching out to catch the sparks as they fell. Everybody who’d gathered outside the Emporium was entranced. No one had ever seen a spectacle such as this.


One by one they walked forward, touched the sparkling black brickwork, examined the tips of their fingers. And then they stepped through the door to find out what was waiting.


Two days later, when the shop had vanished, a stranger arrived in the village. He was polite, and he paid for his room with stiff new banknotes. But something about him – his startling height perhaps, or the hungry look in his cold blue eyes – troubled the villagers.



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 did the crowd do when the golden rain fell?
  2.  I - How did this make them feel? (use evidence from the text to answer)
  3.  I - Why do you think they examined the brickwork?
  4.  R – What do we know about the 'stranger'?
  5.  R - How did the villagers feel about the stranger?


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