This is a revised edition of comprehensions for the 2018 World Cup.
Whether you love soccer or not, the World Cup will dominate the headlines in the coming weeks.
This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at 9 and 13 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children decide for themselves who will win the World Cup 2018!
Each activity has 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.
Here are details of each comprehension:
THE WORLD CUP 2018
General information about the World Cup in Russia and the history of the tournament.
HEROES AND VILLAINS
I’ve chosen six players from previous tournaments, but who are the heroes and villains, and why?
WHAT ARE THEIR CHANCES?
A look at the prospects of Brazil, Argentina, Germany and England in the World Cup.
DO YOU KNOW?
From an oracle octopus to a dog that found the world cup, here are a few quirky stories from World Cup history!
I have also created a stand-alone comprehension about Russia which is NOT part of this package. You may be interested in this too:
The World Cup 2018
You may also be interested in my comprehensions on different countries of the world, looking at the geography of World Cup countries in a bit more detail.
Around the World in 8 Days
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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