Year 6 Comprehension 21.5.20

Hello Year 6. Have a read of the text below and answer the questions underneath, please. Thank you.

  1. Find and copy one word from the first sentence that means ‘rough’. (1 mark)
  2. What evidence is there to suggest that a creature had passed close to the tree? Give two examples. (2 marks)
  3. What evidence is there that the character is feeling tired? (2 marks)
  4. Which word is closest in meaning to festooned? Circle one. caught, rubbed, rotten, draped (1 mark)
  5. How can you tell that she might have been thinking of giving up? (1 mark)
  6. What evidence is there that she might have been going through a damp wood? Give two examples. (2 marks)

53 thoughts on “Year 6 Comprehension 21.5.20

  1. 1. Gnarled is a synonym for rough in the first sentence.
    2. The evidence that there is to prove that a creature had passed the tree is that it is said in the text that there was pale, glistening fur festooned on the tree. This means that there were some hairs here and there on the tree. Also, when the girl picked up the twig some silvery hairs stuck to her fingers. Therefore I know that the animal/creature had passed the tree where the girl was.
    3. We can tell that the character is tired because is says “she paused for a moment, chest heaving”. This indicates that she is pausing for breath.
    4. The word the closest in meaning to festooned is draped.
    5. You can tell that she was thinking of giving up because is says that she saw something that “raised her flagging spirits”. The word flagging tells us that she was becoming tired and less dynamic which shows that she did not want to carry on and was thinking of giving up.
    6. You can tell that she is going through a damp wood because she is leaning on a tree. Also, because she had found a twig nearby. It is a “damp” wood because the earth is described as soft and it is soft enough that a twig could be pushed in it. We also know it is damp because her combats are sodden, which means that they are soaked through.

  2. 1. The rough menus gnarled.
    2. A twig had been squashed into the soft earth, and a couple of silver hares.
    3. She paused for a moment, chest heaving that’s way she leaned with one hand against the gnarled bark.
    4. Draped word is closest in meaning to festooned.
    5. She spied something that realised her flagging spirits and that was not lots of evidence to help hear track the creature.
    6. On examining the tree trunk more closely, she saw that it was festooned with pale, glistening fur.

  3. 1). Find and copy one word from the first sentence that means ‘rough’.
    Ans: The word is gnarled.
    2). What evidence is there to suggest that a creature had passed close to the tree? Give two examples.
    Ans: A twig had been squashed into the earth as well when she tried to examine it and look further into the matter, she noticed that a few silvery hairs were sticking onto her body.
    3). What evidence is there that the character is feeling tired?
    Ans: I know that the character is tired as in the text it claims “She paused for a moment chest heaving as she leaned against the gnarled bark.”
    4). Which word is closest in meaning to festooned? Circle one. caught, rubbed, rotten, draped.
    The closest word to festooned is ‘Draped’.
    5). How can you tell that she might have been thinking of giving up?
    Ans: I think we know she is giving up as she was absent-minded and she was looking down, this might indicate that she is thinking of giving up.
    6). What evidence is there that she might have been going through a damp wood? Give two examples.
    Ans: It the text, it mentions hunters, hunters normally go through a forest to hunt for food, it also mentions trees and in a wood, you would see trees, small and big.

  4. 1)The word was gnarled.
    2)The twig was stepped on, I know this because the twig was in the ground.
    3)The evidence that the character was tired was that she leaned against the tree.
    4) Draped is closest meaning to festooned.
    5)The text says that she was looking down which could’ve meant she was thinking about giving up.
    6)The evidence is that the text says that the Earth was soft.

  5. 1. Gnarled
    2. The twig was squished to the earth which means something stepped on it.
    3. She was leaning against the tree because she needed some rest.
    4. Draped
    5. Her spirits were flagging

  6. 1.Find and copy one word from the first sentence that means ‘rough?
    Gnarled
    2.What evidence is there to suggest that a creature had passed close to the tree?
    A twig had been squashed into the soft earth also traces of silvery white hair were on the ground.
    3.What evidence is there that the character is feeling tired? 
    “She paused for a moment chest heaving as she leaned against the gnarled bark.”
    4.Which word is closest in meaning to festooned?
    Rubbbed
    5.How can you tell that she might have been thinking of giving up?
    Because the text says that she was getting closer and just had to make sure that she caught up with the quarry before the hunters did.
    6.What evidence is there that she might have been going through a damp wood? 
    Because the text says “On examining the tree trunk closely she saw that it was festooned with pale glistening fur.

  7. 1) Gnarled.
    2) That she spide something when she was looking down and she saw that the tree trunk was covered in fur.
    3) She could be tired because she was leaning against a tree.
    4) Draped.
    5) She was looking down which could means that she has thought of giving up.
    6) That the bark of the tree was gnarled which could mean that she was in a damp wood.

  8. 1)Find and copy one word from the first sentence that means ‘rough?
    LRough = Gnarled (since is is the only word close to the meaning in the sentece and because it was the only one describing the bark)

    2) What evidence is there to suggest that a creature had passed close to the tree? Give two examples.

    As she leaned with one hand against to gnarled bark, behind a big mossy tree (meaning that it was close to it since it touched it)

    3) What evidence is there that the character is feeling tired?
    she paused for a moment, her heart beating fast ( meaning that she was running because the heart was beating fast and she paused to get some air)

    4) Which word is closest in meaning to festooned
    ______
    Circle one. caught, rubbed, rotten, (draped)
    ———-
    5 How can you tell that she might have been thinking of giving up?
    Since they stoped for a moment and there were mo traces to be seen

  9. 1.)Gnarled
    2.)A twig was squished into the warm earth.
    3.)Absent-minededly and chest heaving.
    4.)The word draped is closest in meaning to festooned.
    5.)She paused for a moment.

  10. 1. gnarled
    2. the twig was squashed to the ground and that you could see the trace of the creature’s feet
    3.her chest was heaving
    4.Draped is the closest to festooned
    6.there was a tall and mossy tree

  11. 1) Gnarled
    2) A twig was squashed into the soft earth and saw it was
    festooned with pale, glistening hair.
    3) It says her chest was heavy.

  12. 1) Gnarled
    2) A twig was squashed into the soft earth and saw it was
    festooned with pale, glistening hair.
    3) It says her chest was heavy.
    4) Draped.
    5) She paused for a moment.

  13. 1) Gnarled
    2) A twig was squashed into the soft earth and and she saw it was
    festooned with pale, glistening hair.
    3) it says that she was tired because it says that her chest was heaving.
    4) Draped
    5) Evidence that she was giving up was her spirits were flagging.
    6) She was going through a damp wood as the tree was mossy (in a normal wood trees would normal) and a twig was squashed into the SOFT EARTH.

  14. 1. Gnarled could be used as an alternative word for rough.
    2. A squashed twig and silvery hairs left behind were evidence that something had been here.
    3. Heavy breathing, flagging spirits and leaning against the tree show that she may be tired.
    4. Draped is the closest word to festooned.
    5. She was tired, and had flagging spirits, there wasn’t a lot of evidence to help her track the creature.
    6. The soft earth, moss, and the sodden legs of her trousers would suggest she is in a damp Forrest.

  15. 1)Gnarled
    2)A twig was squashed into the soft earth and and she saw it was festooned with pale,glistening hair.
    3)Evidence that she was tired was that her chest was heaving.
    4) Draped
    5)Evidence that she was giving up was her spirits were flagging.
    6)She was going through a damp wood as the tree was mossy (in a normal wood trees would normal) and a twig was squashed into the SOFT EARTH.

  16. 1) Another work for rough in the text is gnarled.
    2) The twig was pushed into the earth and it suggests that an animal has stepped onto the twig and pushed it down. Also when she was getting closer to inspect, she noticed silvery hairs on her arm.
    3) The characters chest was heaving, meaning she was breathing fast and heavily. To add on, the character also put one hand on the tree post, showing that she needed rest and something to lean on.
    4) The word closest to the meaning of festooned is ‘draped’
    5) There was no evidence or trace of a creature.
    6) That there was a tall and mossy tree that she leaned against

    • Super effort.
      Q5 – how can you tell that she might be thinking of giving up? The text makes reference to her flagging spirits. What do you think this means?
      Q6 – the damp wood… ‘the sodden legs of her combat trousers… a twig had been squashed into the soft earth’.

  17. 1) is Gnarled.
    2)There was silvery hair and a twig had been squashed to the ground.
    3)draped.
    4)Because she was heaving.
    5)There was a tall mossy tree and she leaned against a gnarled bark.

  18. 1.Gnarled
    2.The twig had been squashed in to the earth, which means that the creature had past that way. On the tree trunk there was silverfish hair which means the beast has silver hair.
    3.Chest heaving which means she’s tired. She paused for a moment.
    4.Draped
    5.she paused for a moment. She’s two minded if she should do it or not.
    6.The sodden legs of combat. Sodden means wet. Mossy tree and moss is caused by water

  19. 1)The word gnarled is another word for rough.
    2)There is a twig that has been squashed into the ground and there are silvery hairs on the bark of the tree.
    3)The character has paused to rest on the tree and the character’s chest is heaving which shows she is out of breath.
    4)The word draped is closest in meaning to festooned.
    5)She might have been thinking of giving up because there is no traces of the creature.
    6)She might have been going through a damp wood because the earth is soft and her her trousers are wet.

  20. 1. Gnarled.
    2.slivery hair sticking up and pale ,glistening fur.
    3. Absent-minededly and chest heaving.
    4. Adorn and dress up.
    5. She paused for a moment.
    6. A twig had been squashed in and tree trunk.

    • Good effort, Laraib. Did this one challenge you?
      Have another look at number 2… Look for evidence that a creature passed. Did they trample on anything? Did they leave anything behind anywhere, like on the tree?

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