“Winter in Canada” Level 3 (ALL)
Canadian Content. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level 7.6
This lesson plan consists of a 6-paragraph 359 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 an exercise matching winter idioms – students match the meaning in Column A to the idioms in Column B. Fun to do as a class, but can also be done in groups, or individually. Students are then asked to choose 4 of the idioms and write their own sentences. 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 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.