Here is a great reading lesson that explains how the game of football was started, how it is played, and how points are scored. It presents a page and a half of basic information followed by 18 multiple choice questions. It can be useful if you are teaching a unit in sports and also useful for physical education teachers who need a written test for their students to take. It can be useful to English Second Language teachers, because it will familarize their students to the vocabulary and workings of an American game.
Some of the vocabulary words taught and tested are: soccer, touchdown, field goal, safety, downs, offense, defense, gridiron, officials, referees, and penalize. Not only do the 18 multiple choice questions test vocabulary, but also the reading comprehension skills of: identifying main ideas, locating details, drawing conclusions, making inferences, and relating causes to effects.
The questions align well with Common Core standards and will give your students practice in test-taking.
Also included in this lesson are 2 drawings of football players and a clip art of a football field with goal posts. Its answer key is on the 7th page of the lesson. Being a word document this lesson is easy to print off for whatever number you need. It can also be readily edited or adjusted to suit your own teaching needs.