UKS2 World War 2 - The Outbreak of the War in Europe (1939) Reading Comprehension Activity - FREE

A reading comprehension activity surrounding the outbreak of World War II in Europe in 1939. Ideal for students learning about World War 2 between the ages of 9-14. This is a** free preview** of the first activity in my World War II Reading Comprehension Activity Book.

This Activity is part of our World War II Reading Comprehension Book, the book consists of 10 activities that timeline the war for just £4.00.

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 also have a Non-Fiction Activity Book, 10 activities for just £4.00.

And, an Influential US Presidents Collection, four activities for £3.00.

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

Please check out my store, Creative Primary Literacy, for more resources.


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Created: Nov 19, 2018

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

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