UKS2 History - Cleopatra Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity about the life of Egyptian ruler Cleopatra - students have to read the text and then answer questions. Suitable for ages 10-14. This resource is ideal for a homework activity, a reading group activity, guided reading, exam/test preparation etc. A great as parts of Women’s History Month.

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.

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

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 reading comprehension 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:

Save for later
  • Reading-Comp-Cleopatra.pdf
  • Reading-Comp-Cleopatra-Preview.pdf

About this resource


Created: Mar 5, 2019

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

Whole lesson

pdf, 2 MB



pdf, 2 MB


Report a problem

Tes Paid Licence

How can I re-use this?