The Ancient Olympics Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions | Distance Learning

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Take a trip back in time while improving reading comprehension with our Ancient Olympics Reading Comprehension activities. This activity pack includes FOUR non-fiction passages with six pages of unique and engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks. These are suitable for Year 5-8.
These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. Integrate these activities into your history and/or social studies projects! These link closely to New Zealand’s Literacy Progressions and Curriculum.
In this Ancient Olympics Reading Comprehension pack you will receive:
1. Four texts – all with an extended and scaffold version:
  • What were the Ancient Olympic Games?
  • Ancient Olympic Sports
  • Ancient Olympic Athletes
  • Ancient Olympics vs. Modern Olympics
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities
Each passage features different activities!
  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze/Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the main idea
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Sequence
  • Summarize/Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Make Predictions
  • Make Connections
3. Three Graphic Organiser Examples
  • Information Web
  • Main Idea
  • Venn Diagram
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions.
5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
6. Close Reading bookmarks.
***When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British English spellings and printing sizes.***


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