UKS2 History - Alan Turing Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity surrounding the work of Alan Turing in cracking the Enigma code during World War 2. Ideal for students learning about famous mathematicians or World War 2 between the ages of 9-13.

If you like the activity then try our World War II Collection - Reading Comprehension Activity Book, which is 10 activities timelining the war for just £4.00.

Each worksheet requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers.

Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document.

Time allowance ( one hour)
5 minutes - read through the text individually.
40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity)
15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers.

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  • Reading-Comp-Alan-Turing.pdf
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Created: Jun 18, 2019

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