2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War One.
This collection of four reading comprehensions, aimed at 10-14 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills through a range of informative and enlightening texts.
It will also promote reflective and engaging classroom discussion as children discover more about this important chapter in the world’s history. For this reason, it is ideal for research projects.
Each reading activity has comprehension questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Please see my store for my full range of exciting and engaging reading comprehensions. You will also find many other reading comprehensions on World War One and World War Two - ideal for close reading or guided reading sessions.
The Soldier who helped to end the war
The heroic story of a British officer who went behind enemy lines to secure the masterplan for the fearsome Hindenburg defences – a mission that many believe helped to end the war more quickly.
America declares war
How America moved from neutrality to war; and how their actions were crucial in securing an Allied victory.
The world celebrates as the peace treaty is signed in a railway carriage – but the war rumbles on right until the bitter end.
We Will Remember Them
A look at the Flanders Fields poem, followed by information about Remembrance and Veteran’s Day; and the significance of the poppy.
While you are here...
I have compiled a number of other comprehensions that you may be interested in. I’m sure your students would love to find out about these exciting stories
The Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot
Mysteries of the World
World War One
Christmas Reading Comprehensions
The Royal Family
Stories of Survival
The above titles are also all featured in my Mega Comprehension bundle:
Mega Text Bundle
You should also check out the following comprehensions, which are not part of the bundle:
World War Two Diaries
Around the World in 8 Days
The Day the World Stood Still
Stars of Rio 2016
Festivals of the World
Black History Month
In the News!
FAKE NEWS: APRIL FOOL!
Leaders and Presidents
The Fawkes Files
WW1: How The War Was Won
Easter: Characters of the Cross
A bit about me:
Before teaching, I was a journalist. I still work as a freelance writer, and like nothing more than writing engaging texts to challenge and inspire children and young people. I choose subjects that may not be on the curriculum but are of great importance for students to know about.
Everything I write has been comprehensively researched from a number of sources and been written by myself. No plagiarism here! This is all original material. My questions are pitched at a high level, but with a bit of patience and persistence (and some adult help if necessary) most students will have great fun as they learn, especially as the penny drops.
Your students will benefit from my reading comprehensions in guided reading, close reading, and lessons right across the curriculum. The comprehensions are closely aligned with Common Core, testing and developing skills in summarising, recall, inference, word meaning and contextual understanding.
I am aware of the impact of printed resources on our environment so try to condense my reading activities into as compact a space as possible. Hopefully this will help you save time in printing, and keep the bills down!
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