UKS2 History - Children of the Industrial Revolution Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity about children in the industrial revolution - students have to read the text and then answer questions. Suitable for ages 9-12. The activity 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.

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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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  • UKS2-Children-of-the-Industrial-Revolution-CPL.pdf
  • Year-6-Industrial-Revolution-CPL-Preview-TPT.pdf

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Created: Oct 22, 2018

Updated: Oct 11, 2019

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