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Gord Downie

Famous People

Int – High Int

In this lesson, students read a short biography about one of Canada’s musical treasures. They learn new vocabulary and review multiple-word adjectives.

This lesson mentions residential schools. Teacher discretion is advised.

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Vocabulary
  • icon
  • pal
  • debut
  • millennium
  • solo
  • activist
  • residential school
  • terminal
  • weep
  • documentary
Grammar
  • multiple-word adjectives
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • grammar review
  • discussion
  • research
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Usage Note(Reference)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Grammar Review(Reference)
  • Grammar Practice(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)