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Martin Luther King Jr KS2 Non-fiction Reading Comprehension Worksheets Pack – Famous Lives

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Use these KS2 comprehension worksheets to teach your children about the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

The resource looks at his early life, speeches and the political climate in which he lived. The resource can be used as part of a guided reading session or as homework and includes comprehension questions covering the key skills of retrieval, inference and vocabulary use.

This pack is also a great prompt for PSHE lessons, where children can discuss issues of equality, fairness and how to make a change.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • 5-page PDF fact sheet
  • 3-page PDF questions worksheet

Non-fiction meaning

Non-fiction is writing that is factual as opposed to fictional. This can include biographies, autobiographies, essays, journalism, diaries and historical, technical or scientific writing.

What is reading comprehension?

Reading comprehension is the ability to read and understand a text.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum

Pupils should be taught to develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:

  • listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways

Pupils should be taught to retrieve and record information from non-fiction

Comprehension skills develop through pupils’ experience of high-quality discussion with the teacher, as well as from reading and discussing a range of stories, poems and non-fiction.

  • reading sheet
  • question sheet
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