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SAT-style questions differentiated 3 ways covering all NC content domains, mark schemes and additional activities included, plus link to free extract.


  • SAT-style questions for less able, core and higher ability, discreetly marked with 1, 2 or 3 asterisks respectively.
  • Detailed mark schemes for each.
  • Free extract available here with kind permission of LoveReading4Kids. You must join to download but it is free and the website is a wonderful resource.
  • Additional activities for after reading or as an extension or for early finishers: write a postcard and ‘Making Connections’ activity with questions based on Aidan Chambers’ book talk.


There is a whole week’s worth of planning available for this extract with engaging presentations, extensive planning notes, editable worksheets and interactive home learning resources in my shop! You can watch a video preview here.

Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension Questions: The Murderer's Ape

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