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Reading Comprehension Answers- Primary

Discussion in 'English' started by helencbates, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. helencbates

    helencbates New commenter

    I'd appreciate any thoughts- Do primary aged children ever need to answer reading comprehension questions in full sentences?

    Thanks in advance
  2. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    Yes, in the SATS they do.
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  3. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    In the exams I mark (many, many) it's usually a waste of time (and space) unless the question calls for a developed answer in several sentence. Even then, it is a reading task and not a writing one.
    As a rule, you want to see the actual answer as quickly as possible.
  4. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    That is for basic comprehension. Of course, beyond Primary level, there are Reading tasks requiring sentences, paragraphs, or big essays.

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