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A reading comprehension lesson on Alexander the Great.
 

ALEXANDER THE GREAT HISTORY LESSON

 

A history reading comprehension lesson on Alexander the Great. This lesson discusses Alexander's childhood, studies, and his successes as the young King who united the known world. Includes a printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

4th Grade -5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALEXANDER THE GREAT LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the Alexander the Great reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.

 

Excerpt from passage

Alexander the Great was born in July 356 B.C. He was born in Pella, Macedonia. He was the first son of King Phillip of Macedon and Olympias, Princess of Epirus. Alexander's father was a sensible ruler. His mother had a fierce temper. Luckily, Alexander was born with all of their best qualities.

Young Alexander

As a boy, Alexander was competitive. He wanted to be a better King than Phillip was. His role model was Achilles. He had read about Achilles in history books. His mother had also told him Achilles was his relative.

Like Achilles, Alexander was very strong. He had the strength of a man when he was just a child! In his youth, he tamed a wild horse no other man could tame. This horse would be his companion until right before Alexander died.

When Alexander was 13, he went to school. Aristotle, a famous Greek thinker and teacher, taught Alexander. With Aristotle's guidance, Alexander loved to learn. Aristotle encouraged his love of literature and history. Alexander was also a natural athlete. He would take part in sporting competitions with other boys his age.

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LESSON PRINTABLES

Alexander the Great History Lesson

Print this worksheet for this reading lesson.

 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

 

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