Pharaohs Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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Take a trip back in time while improving reading comprehension with our Ancient Egypt Pharaohs Reading Comprehension activities. This activity pack includes one differentiated Year 5 – 8 non-fiction passage (at two levels) with six pages of unique and engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks. Gain context with our bonus Ancient Egypt PowerPoint and Internet website links. Print and Digital versions are included.

These activities are great for your guided reading program or as homework tasks. Integrate these activities into your history and/or social studies projects!

In this Pharaohs Reading Comprehension pack you will receive:

1. One text – with an extended and scaffold version:

⭐ Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities

Each passage features different activities!

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create

Reading Comprehension Strategies included:

  • Find Specific Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Ask Questions
  • Identify the main idea
  • Vocabulary
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise

3. One Graphic Organiser Example

  • Main Idea

4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions.

5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.

6. An additional PowerPoint slideshow with context photos of Ancient Egypt.

What this resource is all about:

The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction passages and engaging higher-order thinking questions.

This resource is full of exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create).


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