UKS2 History - Ancient Rome Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity about Ancient Rome. The informational text follows the empire from the creation of Rome in the 8th Century BC to the Byzantine Empire’s collapse in the 5th Century AD. The reading comprehension resource is perfect for students learning about Ancient Civilizations.

This activity is part of our Bundle of Ancient Rome Reading Comprehensions, the bundle includes activities on:

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: May 15, 2019

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

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