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All About Soldiers - Building Background and Comprehension Worksheets

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 2 - 4

Learn about Veterans Day with a group of six worksheets that build background and comprehension skills.

Veterans Day Activities for Elementary Students

Are you looking for things to do on Veterans Day? We’ve got a handy grouping of worksheets designed to help your students build background knowledge and comprehension skills while also learning the reason for the celebration of Veterans Day in the classroom.

A total of six Veterans Day worksheets are included in the resource download, including

  1. Reading Passage – Reading range approximately 2nd-3rd Grade
  2. Seven-question comprehension worksheet requiring multiple choice, short answer, and true/false responses
  3. Describing a Soldier Adjectives Worksheet
  4. What do Soldiers Use? Cut and Color worksheet to identify equipment used by the military.
  5. Soldier Cutouts – Can be used in many ways, from making cards for veterans or decorating the classroom.
  6. Soldiers Can, Have, Are…Building Background Worksheet

Through this activity, students will show they can read and understand text, identify adjectives, and respond to questions about an informational text.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Veterans Day lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this easy reading activity to enhance learning through small groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need support by inviting them to reference posters or anchor charts from previous lessons. This activity can also be completed in a small group.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create cards or posters to deliver to local veterans’ service agencies.


Check out more Veterans Day Activities for Kids to Try in the Classroom This Year!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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