LKS2 Ancient Rome - Spartacus Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity about the gladiator, slave leader and nemesis to the Romans, Spartacus. The informational text looks at his escape, his victories against Rome, his death and his legacy. The reading comprehension resource is perfect for students learning about Ancient Rome in Year 3 or Year 4.

The activity 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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Created: Jan 19, 2020

Updated: Mar 7, 2020

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