UKS2 History - The Wright Brothers Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity surrounding the work of the Wright Brothers in inventing, building and flying the first airplane. Ideal for students learning about famous inventors.

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.

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:

We specialise in play scripts, we have a William Shakespeare collection with Richard III, Macbeth and Hamlet. We also have a good selection of Christmas play scripts including Elf, The Santa Clause and A Christmas Carol.

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  • UKS2-The-Wright-Brothers.pdf
  • UKS2-Wright-Brothers-Preview.pdf

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Created: Jun 19, 2019

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

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