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Cyrus the Great Close Reading & Biography Writing Bundle | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

Cyrus the Great Close Reading & Biography Writing Bundle | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

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Two great activities that would span five lessons about the founder of Ancient Persia, Cyrus the Great. Perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade.

NO PREP is needed! 

Firstly, there is a close reading activity where children need to read through an informational text, and then answer comprehension and grammar questions, before completing an extension activity. Secondly, there is a biography writing unit which has been split into four separate lessons of reading, sorting and writing.

Included in the close reading activity:

  • An informational text
  • A comprehension activity with ten varied questions
  • Two grammar questions about the text
  • An extension writing activity
  • An answer page for self-assessment or teacher use
  • A crossword puzzle & wordsearch activity to consolidate learning

Included in the biography writing unit:

  • Four fact sheets which students need to cut out and sort into paragraphs
  • Writing templates for four draft paragraphs
  • Two prompt sheets for students to write their introduction and conclusion
  • A template for students to write up their neat biography text

This resource is great for:

  • In class learning
  • Independent work
  • Homework
  • Creative writing sessions
  • Guided reading sessions
  • Reading & writing interventions
  • Assessment practice
  • Emergency sub plans



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