Famous People Comprehension

Children can read and be inspired by our short biographies of many famous people past and present, and from all walks of life, and then answer a series of questions ... a perfect way to see what they've remembered from their reading. 

Albert Einstein Comprehension

Albert Einstein Comprehension

This comprehension worksheet provides our potted biography of famous physicist Albert Einstin, and then a sheet of questions for the kids to answer.

Alexander the Great Comprehension

Alexander the Great Comprehension

The aim of comprehension worksheets is to ask older children to read some text then answer questions to demonstrate what they have learnt and understood. This comprehension is all about Alexander the Great. 

Anne Frank Comprehension

Anne Frank Comprehension

Learn a little about Anne Frank by reading the text all about her life, then answer the questions at the end to see how much you've understood...

Antony and Cleopatra Comprehension

Antony and Cleopatra Comprehension

Our comprehension worksheets are designed with older children in mind. Can they read the text, then answer some questions to demonstrate their understanding of what they've just read? This worksheet is all about the ill-fated Antony and Cleopatra.

Benjamin Franklin Comprehension

Benjamin Franklin Comprehension

Ask the kids to read our text all about Benjamin Franklin, then answer the questions at the end to test what they have found out about his life.

Boudicca Comprehension

Boudicca Comprehension

Older kids can do a little comprehension practise and learn some historical facts about Boudicca too with our comprehension worksheet. Ask them to read the text first, then answer the questions. 

Charles Darwin Comprehension

Charles Darwin Comprehension

Here's a comprehension worksheet aimed at older kids. They need to read the text about Charles Darwin, then answer some questions at the end to demonstrate what they've understood.

Christopher Columbus Comprehension

Christopher Columbus Comprehension

This Christopher Columbus comprehension worksheet is aimed at older children. They need to read the text and use it to answer the questions.

Cristiano Ronaldo Comprehension

Cristiano Ronaldo Comprehension

Ask the kids to read the interesting text all about Cristiano Ronaldo, then answer the questions at the end of our comprehension worksheet.

David Beckham Comprehension

David Beckham Comprehension

Comprehension tests don't have to be boring, and the kids are bound to have fun reading the text then answering some questions about famous footballer David Beckham! 

Donald Trump Comprehension

Donald Trump Comprehension

Children can learn more about the new President of the United States of America with our Donald Trump comprehension worksheets. Children need to read the biography and answer the questions.  

Edmund Hillary Comprehension

Edmund Hillary Comprehension

Test comprehension skills with our Edmund Hillary comprehension worksheet - two pages of text about the great mountain climber with some questions to answer at the end.

Emmeline Pankhurst Comprehension

Emmeline Pankhurst Comprehension

Are you learning about suffragettes and Emmeline Pankhurst at the moment? Our comprehension worksheet tells the kids a few facts and story of her life, then asks them to answer some questions at the end.

Eusebio Comprehension

Eusebio Comprehension

Read our short biography of the legendary footballer Eusebio and then answer the questions. Try reading the biography together and then print just the third page for the children to answer the questions, or leave the children to read it themselves.

Florence Nightingale Comprehension

Florence Nightingale Comprehension

This Florence Nightingale comprehension worksheet is aimed at older children. They need to read the text and then use it to answer the questions - great for learning about Florence Nightingale and a useful class activity to help practise reading and comprehension skills.

Francis Drake Comprehension

Francis Drake Comprehension

This Francis Drake comprehension worksheet is aimed at older children. They need to read the text and use it to answer the questions at the end to show that they have understood it.

Gandhi Comprehension

Gandhi Comprehension

Our Gandhi comprehension worksheet is aimed at older children. They need to read the information text all about Gandhi then answer a few questions at the end. 

George Eliot Comprehension

George Eliot Comprehension

Comprehension worksheets ask older children to understand a reading passage and answer questions based on the text. Here's one all about famous author George Eliot.

Helen Keller Comprehension

Helen Keller Comprehension

Ask older children to read our short biography of Helen Keller, then answer some questions at the end to demonstrate their understanding of the text.

Isaac Newton comprehension

Isaac Newton Comprehension

Practise comprehension skills with this worksheet all about Sir Isaac Newton, and the children will learn a little about his life too...

Isabella Bird Comprehension

Isabella Bird Comprehension

The aim of this Isabella Bird comprehension worksheet is to get the kids to read the text all about this famous traveller, then show how much they have understood by answering some questions at the end.

Jane Austen Comprehension

Jane Austen Comprehension

Learn more about Jane Austen and practise the important skills of reading and understanding with this Jane Austen comprehension activity.

Julia Donaldson Comprehension

Julia Donaldson Comprehension

Can the children read this short piece of text all about children's author Julia Donaldson, then extract the information they need to answer the questions at the end?

Julius Caesar Comprehension

Julius Caesar Comprehension

This Julius Caesar comprehension worksheet is aimed at older children. They need to read the text and then use it to answer the questions - perfect for topic work on the Romans, and for practising reading and comprehension skills too.

Leonardo da Vinci Comprehension

Leonardo da Vinci Comprehension

Children need to read the text then answer some questions based on it for this Leonardo da Vinci comprehension worksheet. 

Lionel Messi Comprehension

Lionel Messi Comprehension

Kids can read about Lionel Messi - his life and achievements, and then answer some questions to see what they have understood and can remember.

Mae Jemison Comprehension

Mae Jemison Comprehension

Our comprehension worksheets are a great way to improve comprehension skills in children whilst they learn a little bit about famous people too! This interesting worksheet is all about Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the NASA astronaut training program.

Maria Sibylla Merian Comprehension

Maria Sibylla Merian Comprehension

Can the kids extract the relevant information from the text about Maria Sibylla Merian and use it to answer the questions on this comprehension worksheet?

Marie Curie Comprehension

Marie Curie Comprehension

Our comprehension worksheets are a great way to learn a few facts about a famous person - can the kids answer the questions about Marie Curie at the end of the text? 

Mark Twain Comprehension

Mark Twain Comprehension

Comprehension worksheets test the ability of older children to understand a reading passage and answer questions based on the text. This comprehension worksheet is all about the famous American author Mark Twain.

Martin Luther King Comprehension

Martin Luther King Comprehension

Our Martin Luther King comprehension worksheets ask children to read our short biography of the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and then answer the questions.

Mary Berry Comprehension

Mary Berry Comprehension

Mary Berry is one of the most well-loved personalities on British television! Our comprehension worksheet asks the kids to read all about her life, then answer some questions at the end...

Mary Seacole Comprehension

Mary Seacole Comprehension

Children can use our comprehension worksheet to learn about Mary Seacole, and then answer some questions at the end to help them retain what they have learned.  

Millicent Fawcett Comprehension

Millicent Fawcett Comprehension

Our comprehension worksheets are designed with older children in mind. Can they read the text, then answer some questions to demonstrate their understanding of what they've just read? This worksheet is all about British feminist and suffragist Millicent Fawcett.

Mother Teresa Comprehension

Mother Teresa Comprehension

This two-page comprehension worksheet introduces children to the life and work of Mother Teresa, then asks them to answer questions about what they have just read. 

Ned Kelly Comprehension

Ned Kelly Comprehension

This comprehension worksheet all about Ned Kelly is an interesting read for older kids - but can they answer the questions at the end correctly once they've read the text?

 

Pele Comprehension

Pele Comprehension

Read our short biography of Brazilian superstar footballer Pele, and then answer the questions...

Princess Diana Comprehension

Princess Diana Comprehension

This two-page comprehension worksheet introduces children to Princess Diana and the main events of her short life, then asks questions to check how much they took in.

Robert Burns Comprehension

Robert Burns Comprehension

Comprehension worksheets test the ability of older children to understand a reading passage and answer questions based on the text. This comprehension worksheet is all about the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Roger Federer Comprehension

Roger Federer Comprehension

Sports fans will enjoy reading the text about tennis legend Roger Federer, then answering the questions at the end of this comprehension worksheet.

Samuel Pepys Comprehension

Samuel Pepys Comprehension

Test the older kids on their comprehension skills by asking them to read all about the life of Samuel Pepys. Once they've read the text, there are some questions to answer on what they've read.

Serena Williams Comprehension

Serena Williams Comprehension

Comprehension worksheets can be fun to do, especially when they're about an inspirational sports person like Serena Williams! The kids need to read about her interesting life and career, then answer the questions at the end of the text.

Stephen Hawking Comprehension

Stephen Hawking Comprehension

Read our short biography of Stephen Hawking and then answer the questions. You could read the biography together and then print just the third page for the children to answer the questions - or leave the children to read it themselves.

Taylor Swift Comprehension

Taylor Swift Comprehension

This comprehension is all about famous singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The kids need to read the text first, then answer the questions about her.

Tiger Woods Comprehension

Tiger Woods Comprehension

Children can learn a little about the life of amazing golf champion, Tiger Woods, by reading our short biography, and then answer some simple questions to test their comprehension.

Tim Peake Comprehension

Tim Peake Comprehension

This worksheet contains an interesting piece of text all about Tim Peake's life and achievements. Can the kids read the information then answer some questions at the end?

Vincent van Gogh Comprehension

Vincent van Gogh Comprehension

Here's a worksheet aimed at older children that will test their comprehension skills and teach them a little about artist Vincent van Gogh too. They need to read the text, then answer the questions at the end. 

Walter Raleigh Comprehension

Walter Raleigh Comprehension

This comprehension worksheet is aimed at older kids and asks them to read the text about Sir Walter Raleigh then use it to answer questions at the end. 

William Shakespeare Comprehension

William Shakespeare Comprehension

Children can use this comprehension worksheet to read about the life of William Shakespeare - and then answer the simple questions. It's a good place to start, before exploring our other Shakespeare activities.

William Wordsworth Comprehension

William Wordsworth Comprehension

Challenge older children and test their reading and comprehension skills with this comprehension worksheet all about the life and work of William Wordsworth. 

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