Use these KS2 comprehension worksheets to learn about the history of the Mary Celeste. This non-fiction text tells the story of the ship from its first voyage under the name of the ‘Amazon’ through to its ill-fated end.
A set of comprehension questions are included, which tackle key reading skills such as inference and retrieval.
This pack is also a great prompt for writing scary stories.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Increasing pupils’ familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions.
Discussing understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.
Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
Summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.
Pupils should explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, providing reasoned justifications for their views.
All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum