UKS2 Literacy - Lionel Messi Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity about the career of football superstar Lionel Messi - often regarded as the best football player ever. The activity is part of our Superstars of Sport Collection!

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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  • UKS2-Lionel-Messi.pdf
  • Year-6-Lionel-Messi-CPL-Preview.pdf

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Created: Dec 5, 2018

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

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