![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/777b415e-f3f0-4ff1-bdb5-59c851ab953f/3760cb57-69af-4afd-a895-c7790b46b505remembranceday6.jpg "") LbQ has some KS2 History Reading Question Sets to help your pupils understand the events between 1939 and 1945 just in time for Remembrance Day. The Short Read ‘[Britain in the Blitz](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-non-fiction?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Britain%20in%20the%20Blitz)’ describes what life was like for ordinary people during the heavy bombing raids between September 1940 and May 1941. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/777b415e-f3f0-4ff1-bdb5-59c851ab953f/5f6f3471-6009-4fba-9145-42395e7138cdremembranceday1.jpg "") The ‘Britain in the Blitz’ Pre-Read Question Set defines new vocabulary such as, civilians, sirens and shrapnel. The Retrieval Question Set asks questions like, ‘Why was there a food shortage during World War 2?’ The Features Question Set asks questions about captions, subheadings and the glossary. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/777b415e-f3f0-4ff1-bdb5-59c851ab953f/e95639ec-f748-4fe7-9838-a2cc100c66bfRemembranceday2.jpg "") Each Short Read Question Set contains two questions that ask for written responses from pupils, such as ‘Imagine that you’re an evacuee at the time of WW2. Write a letter to your parents.’ These types of questions gives a personal context to this season of Remembrance, encouraging pupils to put themselves in the shoes of someone who lived through World War 2. LbQ’s Guided Read ‘[The Battle of Britain](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-scrollable-text-versions/history/the-battle-of-britain67b31bdb-2307-4b05-8236-8c7cef7c229f?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=the%20battle%20of%20britain)’ is a longer text about the events leading up to the Battle of Britain in 1940 and about some of the incredible people who worked tirelessly to end World War 2. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/777b415e-f3f0-4ff1-bdb5-59c851ab953f/d4abb064-8154-4f5b-816f-2f86e489acb0remembranceday3.jpg "") ‘The Battle of Britain’ Question Set includes questions that ask pupils to name important figures in the war, give reasons for certain events or decisions, retrieve dates and sequence events. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/777b415e-f3f0-4ff1-bdb5-59c851ab953f/63f69006-6ced-4fbf-a09e-7a00da9d7b19Remembranceday4.jpg "") These questions are not only important for pupil comprehension, but they also provide some important historical context to Remembrance Day, ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/777b415e-f3f0-4ff1-bdb5-59c851ab953f/b4723c8e-f943-4d5d-b997-64f5637fa51aRemembranceday5.jpg "") Written for use in history lessons or during whole class, guided, reciprocal or independent reading, LbQ’s World War 2 Question Sets are also available as full, scrollable texts, which can be found in the [‘Comprehension’ topics in the KS2 English and History sections](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-scrollable-text-versions?years=1,2,3,4,5,6) on your LbQ home page. Our resources are here to give your pupils some personal and historical context to the Remembrance Day services. Together, we will remember them. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/777b415e-f3f0-4ff1-bdb5-59c851ab953f/3760cb57-69af-4afd-a895-c7790b46b505remembranceday6.jpg "")