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

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

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A First World War close reading activity book with six reading passages that timeline the war. Each worksheet has an informational text with comprehension and grammar questions, an extension task, a wordsearch activity and a crossword puzzle.

The NO PREP reading comprehension activities are perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade. Students will learn about key areas of World War 1 whilst developing their comprehension skills.

This book contains the following close reading activities:

1 – An Overview of World War I

2 – The Outbreak of World War I

3 – Trench Warfare in World War I

4 – The Battle of the Somme

5 – The United States Enters World War I

6 – The Treaty of Versailles


Included in this PDF printable resource:

  • Six informational texts
  • Each with a comprehension activity with ten questions
  • Each with grammar questions about the text
  • Each with an extension writing activity
  • Answer sheets for self-assessment or teacher use
  • Six crossword puzzles and wordsearch activities


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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