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Gord Downie

Famous People

Beg – Low Int

In this lesson, students read a brief biography about Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. They learn and practice new vocabulary and review different word forms related to the word “tragedy.”

This lesson includes an optional research task related to a residential school victim. Teacher discretion is advised.

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Vocabulary
  • goalie
  • discover
  • social
  • album
  • activist
  • First Peoples
  • tragic
  • tour
Grammar
  • –ly adverbs
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • writing
  • listening with gap-fill
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Grammar Review(Reference)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)