This package on the 2018 Winter Olympics is full of interesting facts, stories and statistics which will inspire and challenge your students through a range of Common Core-aligned reading activities.
Comprehension questions based on South Korea, with a focus on its relationship with North Korea and some interesting facts about sweat and Gangnam Style!
Sports of the Winter Olympics
A guide to four prominent winter sports with some interesting questions based on photographs that refer to the text.
American Medal Hopes
A brief biography of four American medal prospects. As an activity, students have to match comments with the athletes, based on what they have learned from the text.
History of Winter Olympics
Tables and infographics containing statistics on where past games have been held and which nations and individuals have won the most medals. A series of number-based questions follow.
Unlikely Olympic Heroes
The wonderful stories of the Jamaican Bobsled team and Eddie the Eagle, who lit up the 1988 games in Calgary. Questions compare the stories, request students to identify the obstacles, and relate the stories to personal experience.
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 still 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
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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While you are here...
You may be interested in some of my other reading activities, similar to this:
The Winter Olympics 2018
This is a standalone comprehension to complement this pack. It is NOT featured in this product.
The World Cup 2018
This is a similar comprehension activity based on the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament in Russia.
Language Flashcards from all over the world
An ideal way to celebrate global language during this sporting jamboree. All your children can answer the register with a greeting from another language!
Stars of Rio 2016
A look back at some of the star performers at Rio 2016.
Around The World in 8 Days
Reading comprehensions on some of the nations represented at the Olympics.