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Comprehension Questions

Being able to comprehend a text means that you understand what is happening in the story and you understand the words you are reading.


Can you answer these questions about our text Journey to the River Sea using full sentences?

Remember, a full sentence means that you include part of the question in your answer.

Tip - Pretend the person reading your answer cannot see the question.


Eg. What is the name of the main character in Journey to the River Sea

The main character in Journey to the River Sea is Maia Fielding.


You may either:

- write the answers to each question down on a piece of paper and email me a photo of your work or

- type the answers to each question using your computer and email them to me

Please send your work to me at 



Journey to the River Sea


View document year_4/chapter_8.pdf

Task: Answer as many of the comprehension questions as you can using full sentences. The questions get more difficult as you work your way through the list so just answer as many as you can.


1. When Clovis first arrived at the Carters' house, what did he see when he looked through the window?

2. How did Mrs Carter react when Clovis asked to stay with them for a few days?

3. When Miss Minton says to Clovis, "I am really ashamed of you, putting the Carters to so much trouble." Do you think she really means it? Why?

4. What three presents should an outsider bring to the Ombuda tribe if they wish to speak to them or ask for help?

5. What do Mr Trapwood and Mr Low (the crows) decide to do to try to find the missing English boy quickly before the boat The Bishop leaves in 10 days' time? How much is the reward?


6. Who had been hiding in the old hut behind the Carters' house? Where is this person now?


7. Finn is being chased by the crows because he is wanted in England. What is Finn planning to do so he can continue living in Brazil and will not need to go back to England?


 Try to use the magic word because when you are answering questions to expand and justify your answers. When you use the word because, it helps you to explain your answer better and use evidence from the text to prove it.




Reflection and Feedback

How are you feeling after your eleventh full week of online learning? Thank you for all of your feedback paragraphs each week. I have tried to listen to all student feedback and change things to suit the feedback you've given me. It is lovely to see how much you are enjoying online learning.


Task: Write a few sentences (about one paragraph) OR record a video or voice recording reflecting on your learning this week. 

Information you might like to include:

  • What was your favourite activity and which activities did you enjoy this week?
  • What do you like about online learning?
  • What have you found challenging about online learning?
  • Which piece of work are you most proud of this week?
  • What could you do better next time?
  • What would you like to see more of next week?
  • Is there anything else you would like to learn about next week?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell me?

You may either:

- write your feedback and reflection paragraph on a piece of paper and email me a photo of your work

- type your feedback and reflection paragraph using your computer and email it to me or

- record your feedback using any type of media you wish and email the file to me

Please send to me at 




Have a fantastic weekend everyone! 

I am very excited because it is my birthday tomorrow and I am turning 30 (which is almost as special as turning 10 when you're an adult)!! 

Love Miss Hobbs :)