Thursday, June 23, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS - Fun Early Literacy Review: Canada Themed No-Prep Printables (and kids' thoughts on Canada Day)!

Blog Post - Fun, NoPrep Canada Literacy Activities and Canada Day conversations with the little people! 
 Hello my friends! Here in Ontario, we have one week left of classes. At the end of the school year, I like to take some time to discuss Canada Day with my students. For the age group I teach, their perceptions of Canada Days past can be quite entertaining:

That Fun Reading Teacher's student - funny quote on Fireworks #kids say the #darndest things! That Fun Reading Teacher's student's view of #Canada's beginning

Canada Day is clearly a memorable experience for even our youngest students, whether it be of fireworks, time with family or friends during the day. Whether we are retelling a story that we have read together, creating our own adventure, or discussing a personal experience, there is a logical sequence of events and words that match: first, then, finally (or whichever vocabulary you have decided to use!) (For a post about using the 3 part graphic organizer with young students, and a freebie, click here!) Here is a fun Canada Day story that started orally with a reading buddy who helped sort out the three basic story parts before the pictures were drawn (and was duly thanked!)
                       Canada Read and Write and More - Graphic Organizer

These no-prep printables come from Canada Read and Write and More, the first set of what I have started to develop as a series. Here is the Canada themed and Canada Day writing paper:

Canada Day Read and Write and More writing paper sample Canada Read and Write and More Writing Paper sample

My students enjoy 'fun worksheets' every so often. The literacy skills practice pages that are included so far are pictured below:

Canada Read and Write and More - syllables Canada Read and Write and More - read and colour

3 Canada Print or Paste

Bonus Terry Fox and hockey colouring fact sheets for those early finishers!

Canada Day Read and Write and More - Terry Fox sample Canada Day Read and Write and More - hockey sample

I will leave you with this freebie and links to money-saving bundles that include Canada Read and Write and More! Best wishes to all of you as you finish the school year, and Happy Canada Day! 2015 TpT Store Prof pic circle Th1 Canada 2pk

P.S. Here's a little 'Aha' moment from a pre-Canada Day conversation in my classroom about 19 years figurative language in kindergarten!

That Fun Reading Teacher's #AhaMoment on why not to use figurative language with #kindergarten students


                    Canada BINGO by That Fun Reading Teacher
Fun ideas for elementary students to learn about and celebrate Canada sq

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