UKS2 History - An Overview of the American Revolutionary War Reading Comprehension

A reading comprehension activity about the American Revolutionary War. The text focuses on the reasons for the outbreak of war, and then the war itself including any key battles. It concludes with comprehension and grammar questions. It also contains an extension activity for fast-finishing students. Ideal for students learning about the American Revolutionary War between the ages of 9-13.

This activity is part of the Reading Comprehension Activity Book; American Revolutionary War Collection Six activities that timeline the revolutuion for just £4.00
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.

If you would like an example of the type of activity this is please look at my example Macbeth Activity here:

If you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books:

We have a Non-Fiction edition with 10 activities for just £4.00:

And, a World War II Collection with 10 ativities for just £4.00:

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Created: Feb 4, 2019

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

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