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Outbreak of World War I Close Reading Comprehension Activity | 5th & 6th Grade

Outbreak of World War I Close Reading Comprehension Activity | 5th & 6th Grade

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A First World War close reading passage with comprehension and grammar questions, an extension task, a crossword puzzle and a wordsearch that revolves around the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the alliance and treaties around Europe, and the eventual outbreak of war.

The NO PREP informational text worksheets are perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade. Students will learn key facts about World War I whilst working on their comprehension skills. 

This resource is just one of six in the First World War Reading Comprehension Book - which is just $4.50.

Included in this PDF printable resource:

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


This resource is great for:

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

The activity requires NO PREP; it 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 and answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document.



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