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Guided Reading

Wednesday 13th January

Non-Fiction: Ancient Rome


This half-term, we are looking at non-fiction texts in our guided reading sessions.  Read the text and then answer as many of the following questions as you can.  Remember, Rex Retriever means you are retrieving (finding) information directly from the text so your answers can be short and straight to the point!



Rex Retriever




  1. How many years ago was the Roman Empire in power?
  2. How many people did the Romans rule at the peak of its power?
  3. Name two things you could find in Ancient Rome.
  4. Who was Romulus and Remus’s father?
  5. What animal rescued Romulus and Remus?
  6. What did Romulus name the city?
  7. When did Rome become a republic? What does this mean?
  8. What happened in 44BC?