UKS2 Literacy - Mars (The Red Planet) Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity about Mars - students have to read the text and then answer questions. Suitable for ages 9-13. Useful for assessment preparation in Years 5, 6 and 7. This resource is ideal for a homework activity, a reading group activity, guided reading, exam/test preparation etc.

The activity 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.

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.

If you would like an example of the type of activity this is please look at my example Macbeth Reading Comprehension Activity.

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Created: Oct 31, 2018

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

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