Category Archives: Level Two Lessons
“Winter in Canada” Level 2(ALL)
Canadian Content. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level 6.2
This lesson plan consists of a 6-paragraph 358 word text – a light-hearted look at how Canadians cope with winter. It’s a great way to introduce the topic of the season in general and opens up many lines of discussion. Following the text is a vocabulary exercise using winter adjectives (slippery, snowy, freezing, etc.). The third part of the lesson unit is a great “Brainstorming Exercise” where students work together to solve winter problems – e.g. where to get information on the weather, what to do if you have an exam and there’s a blizzard outside, etc. This activity could be done together as a class or in smaller groups and is a great way to practice writing simple sentences. One page has the “problems” and the second sheet has the chart for “solutions”. Teacher answer sheets for both activities are included. Price: $1.99 Cdn. Delivered as a PDF file.
“Outstanding Canadians – Terry Fox” Level 2 (ALL)
Canadian Content. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: See below
This lesson plan unit has two reading texts about Terry Fox and how he has inspired Canadians. Part 1 includes a numbered seven-paragraph text (level 6.2), a vocabulary list, a Fast Facts section, and an exercise for putting facts as they appeared in the text in correct order. Part 2 includes a seven-paragraph text (level 6.3), vocabulary list and a writing exercise that uses the vocabulary words introduced in Parts 1 and 2. Also included is a group activity that prompts students to discuss and record what they learned about Terry Fox. Teachers’ answer sheets are included. Sources used available on demand by e-mailing LPC. Price: $2.99 Cdn. Delivered as a PDF file.
“How Canada’s Government Works” Level 2 (ALL)
Canadian Content. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level 6.7
Level 2 – This Lesson Plan Unit consists of a reading text of 560 words that is written in a question and answer format describing the basic structure of Canada’s federal government. The reading level is 6.7. The lesson plan comes with a comprehension exercise that asks the students to rewrite incorrect statements. Also included are two research activities that may be completed using the Internet or as a teacher-guided exercise. Answer sheets for the teacher’s use are included. The lesson plan is illustrated with graphics or photos that print well in black and white. Price: $2.99 Cdn. Delivered as a PDF file.
“The Story of Basketball” Level Two
(ALL) Generic/Canadian content. Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 6.5
Level 2 – This Lesson Plan Unit begins with a numbered 5-paragraph 313-word text that discusses the origins of basketball and a brief reference to the game as it is played today. Included are: a list of 14 vocabulary words (which are underlined in the text), a short list of “Fast Facts”, and a worksheet with three exercises. A second feature of the unit is a Listening Exercise which includes a Teacher’s Guide, two copies of the 214-word Listening Exercise Text (one copy has the sentences numbered), and three charts that relate to the Listening Exercise. The Listening Exercise also includes a sheet of 6 Multiple Choice questions that may be done as a supplemental activity or as a quiz. All Lesson Plan Units include answer sheets for the teacher’s use. Most Lesson Plan Units are 10-12 pp. Each lesson plan is attractively illustrated with graphics that print well in black and white. Price: $3.99 Cdn. Delivered as a PDF file.
“The Underground Railroad” Level 2 (ALL)
Canadian Content. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level 6.2
Level 2 – This lesson plan includes a reading text based on a 5W-1H model. Six questions – who, what, where, why, when, and how are asked and answered in six paragraphs. The text consists of 577 words and is written at a 6.2 reading level. It comes with a list of vocabulary words, a worksheet of comprehension questions as well as an individual or group activity is included that is not directly related to the text but asks the students to imagine live as a runaway slave and as a newly arrived black refugee in Canada in the mid-19thcentury. Lesson Plan Units include answer sheets for the teacher’s use. Each lesson plan is attractively illustrated with graphics or photos that print well in black and white. Price: $2.99 Cdn. Delivered as a PDF file.
“Christmas in Canada” Level 2 (ALL)
Canadian Content. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level 6.1/6.4
Level 2 – This Lesson Plan Unit consists of two reading texts. The first is a numbered 5 paragraph 378-word text that discusses the origins of Christmas traditions and comes with a comprehension exercise. The second text has five paragraphs, has 334 words and is about how Christmas is celebrated in Canada. It comes with a comprehension exercise using the vocabulary words for that
text. Also included are: vocabulary lists for each text, Fast Facts for each text, and a complementary group activity for discussing and recording the students’ impressions of Christmas. Answer sheets for the teacher’s use are included. The lesson plan is illustrated with graphics or photos that print well in black and white. Price: $2.99 Cdn. Delivered as a PDF file.