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UKS2 History - William the Conqueror Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension/informational text activity about the life of famous English King, William the Conqueror, or William I. The informational text follows his life, the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066 and his family’s reign after.

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: Apr 22, 2019

Updated: May 17, 2019

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