In this vocabulary and reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a 1 page selection about Olympic athletes, define 8 words, and respond to 4 short answer and fill in the blank questions.
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Sochi 2014 Sports
Familiarize your class with the wide variety of events in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. After brainstorming different sports represented in the Winter Olympics, break the class into small groups and assign them specific events to...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Olympics: Then and Now
Just in time for the summer Olympics! Young readers compare and contrast the Olympics in present day to the Olympics 2,700 years ago. After reading about the history of the games, they respond to five questions based on what they read.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Olympic Symbols
Get into the Olympic spirit with a resource about the values and symbols of the Olympic Games. With sections about prominent images of the Olympics, including the flame and the interlocked rings, the packet supplies engaging information...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient Olympic Games Cloze
Cloze reading activities are a great way to monitor reading comprehension. As class members read a three-paragraph passage on the ancient Olympics, they complete sentences by filling in 10 blank spaces using words from a word bank.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Olympic Athletes and Moments in Time
Students examine the history of the Olympics and their athletes. In this interviewing skills lesson, students role play the parts of reporters and athletes as they conduct interviews based on research of the Olympic games and athletes.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Understanding the Modern Olympic Games
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable