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Comprehension Friday 5th February 2021

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


Glasgow, present day


“Look out! Coming through!”


“Watch where you’re goin’, wee man!”

“Sorry!” Daniel Holmes darted through the Saturday shopping crowds in Glasgow, pushing and twisting and weaving. His lungs burned and his legs ached, but he did not stop. He couldn’t stop; Spud Harper and his gang were chasing him. And everyone in the children’s home knew that if Spud Harper was after you, you didn’t slow down.

Daniel wheeled left at a butcher shop, almost slipping on a blood-red puddle. He turned into a narrow street lined with old buildings housing fashion boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops. Carved stone angels and gargoyles seemed to watch the street from high above.


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 the name of the main character in the story?
  2.  I - What was causing Daniel some discomfort while running?
  3.  R - Where do Daniel and Spud live?
  4.  R – What did Daniel almost slip on?
  5.  C - Why does the author say 'angels and gargoyles seemed to watch the street'?


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