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

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

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A World War 2 close reading activity book with ten reading passages that timeline the war. Each activity has an informational text with comprehension and grammar questions followed by an extension task, wordsearch and crossword puzzle.

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

This book contains the following close reading activities:

1 – The Outbreak of War in Europe

2 – World War II (Overview)

3 – Dunkirk and The Battle of Britain

4 – The Blitz

5 – The Eastern Front

6 – The Attack on Pearl Harbor

7 – The Battle of Midway

8 – The Holocaust

9 – The Surrender of the Axis Powers in Europe / VE Day

10 – The Atomic Bombs and Japan’s Surrender / VJ Day


Included in this PDF printable resource:

  • Ten 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
  • Ten crossword puzzles & ten wordsearches to consolidate learning


 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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