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Sir John A. Macdonald

Students read a brief bio about Canada's first prime minister. They learn some Canadian history and practice summarizing in a group activity.

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  • prime minister
  • settle
  • hardship
  • lawyer
  • represent
  • formerly
  • colony
  • union
  • transcontinental
  • knight
  • directional words
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • comprehension
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • capitalization
  • paraphrasing
  • fact or fiction quiz
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Vocabulary Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Guessing Game(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Group Activity(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)