Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Letter to the White House’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a letter that Kayla Low wrote to the President on the environment.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘A Long Walk to Protect Bison’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about protecting bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Canada
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This geography article, ‘Arctic’, features factual information about the arctic. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Air Pollution’ features five facts about the effect of air pollution on planet Earth. It provides factual information about air pollution, as well as ways to help lessen its impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Aluminium Cans’ features five facts about the environmental effects of aluminium cans on planet Earth. It provides factual information about aluminium cans, as well as ways to help lessen their impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘Amazon Alert!’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘Amazon Alert!’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

Canada
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This geography article, ‘Beaver’, features factual information about this iconic Canadian animal. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Canadian Landmarks
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This postcard, ‘Banff National Park’, features important factual background information about Canada’s oldest national park. The postcard template encourages students to research the location in order to write creatively about it as though recounting a visit. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the cultural and historical landmarks of Canada and can be used …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Building on Flood Plains’, features an informational text about whether building permits should be granted in flood-prone areas. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about fact/opinion, reasoning, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, author’s purpose, importance, persuasion, questioning, genre, vocabulary, and drawing a …More

Vocabulary
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This vocabulary activity, ‘Buildings’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to identify types of buildings from their descriptions.

Irish Landmarks
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This postcard ‘County Clare: Cliffs of Moher’ features important factual background information on one of Ireland’s most stunning natural landmarks, which despite harsh appearances, supports and abundance of life. The postcard template encourages students to research the location in order to write creatively about it as though recounting a visit. It is aimed at broadening …More

Irish Landmarks
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This postcard ‘County Clare: The Burren’ features important factual background information on one of Ireland’s most unique landmarks, a limestone lunar landscape that is found nowhere else on Earth. The postcard template encourages students to research the location in order to write creatively about it as though recounting a visit. It is aimed at broadening …More

Comparing Texts
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The paired texts, ‘Cowboy Wilbur’ and ‘Ranching Today’ contrast a tall story about a cowboy with a factual report on modern ranching. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Deserts’ features five facts about deserts and desertification on planet Earth. It provides factual information about deserts and desertification, as well as ways to help lessen the environmental impact of destroying deserts. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Devastating Waves’, features an informational text about tsunamis and discusses three tsunamis that have devastated parts of Alaska. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, vocabulary, cause and effect, detail, comparison/contrast, emotional reaction, and reasoning. The task also …More

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Different Viewpoints about a Park’ asks students to consider different viewpoints of a community park, then write a detailed narrative from one perspective.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Droughts in the United States’, features the rough draft of a report on droughts. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ accuracy in written work.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘E-Waste’ features five facts about the environmental effects of e-waste on planet Earth. It provides factual information about e-waste, as well as ways to help lessen its impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Canada
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This geography article, ‘Endangered: Woodland Caribou’, features factual information about this endangered animal. It is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical, and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

South African History
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This history article ‘Endangered Animals: South Africa’ features important factual background information about South Africa’s animals. It identifies the black rhino, African wild dog, blue crane and African penguin as key animals endemic to South Africa, which are under threat today. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical and cultural awareness and could be used …More

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Food Waste’ features five facts about the environmental effects of food waste on planet Earth. It provides factual information about food waste, as well as ways to help lessen its impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Forests’ features five facts about forests and the destruction of forests on planet Earth. It provides factual information, as well as ways to help lessen the environmental impact of forest destruction. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Fresh Water’ features five facts about fresh water and how we rely on it for survival. It provides factual information about fresh water, as well as ways to help save water. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Canada
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This geography article, ‘Great Lakes’, features factual information about the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Geographic Feature’ helps students apply what they know about geographic features.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Glass Bottles’ features five facts about the environmental effects of glass bottles on planet Earth. It provides factual information about glass bottles, as well as ways to help lessen their impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘Global Warming’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about how global warming is affecting the Earth.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Habitat Destruction’ features five facts about the effect of habitat destruction on planet Earth. It provides factual information about habitat destruction, as well as ways to help lessen its impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘How to Write an Evacuation Plan’, features a procedural text about planning for emergencies such as volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about importance, purpose, questioning, slant/bias, genre, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided …More

South African History
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This history article, ‘Kruger National Park’ features South Africa’s oldest, largest and most famous game reserve. It provides factual information about the animals who live there, the park’s founder, Paul Kruger, and current efforts to fight poaching, along with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text. It is aimed at broadening students’ …More

Canada
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This geography article, ‘Loon’, features factual information about the bird that is featured on the Canadian one dollar coin. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Landfills’ features five facts about the effect of landfills on planet Earth. It provides factual information about rubbish and landfills, as well as ways to help lessen their impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Australia's Capital City
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This article, ‘Meet a Canberra Scientist’ features an interview with Brian Cooke, a Canberra scientist who was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2012 for his work to regulate the Australian rabbit population. This is a great resource for developing students’ awareness of some of Australia’s ecological imbalances and how they are being addressed …More

Vocabulary
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This vocabulary activity, ‘Missing Words’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to identify the correct word in context using beach vocabulary.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Mountain Ranges and a Geographic Quilt’ helps students apply what they know about mountain ranges.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Mr Love’s Canal’ asks students to answer questions about Love Canal, a canal built by American William T. Love in the late 1800s. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

Canada
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This geography article, ‘Niagara Falls’, features factual information about this iconic Canadian landmark. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Celebrating National Days
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This worksheet, ‘Natural Australian Attractions’ is an upside-down tree diagram used to organise details that stem from the umbrella concept of natural Australian attractions. Students can use this graphical scaffold to explore three natural Australian attractions and expand on their location, their age and any interesting facts about them. It is a fun resource that …More

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This photo activity card, ‘Northern Lights’, provides integrated thematic vocabulary and oral language development activities on the topic of aurora borealis. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of this natural wonder which occurs in northern Canada and can be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of Canada.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘Not Too Young to Fight’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a school girl named Kory Johnson, who educated people about the environment and pollution.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘One Country’s Treasures’, features an informational text about Costa Rica’s natural environment and protected areas such as the Children’s Eternal Rainforest. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about fact/opinion, cause and effect, validity, detail, vocabulary, reasoning, making an inference, comparison/contrast, and …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Open Spaces Project’, features an informational and procedural text about efforts to purchase lands for open space use. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, reasoning, classifying, making a judgment, fact/opinion, predicting outcome, comparison/contrast, character, questioning, theme, and genre. Answer …More

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Paper’ features five facts about paper waste on planet Earth. It provides factual information about paper, as well as ways to help lessen the impact of paper wastage on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Plastic Bags’ features five facts about the environmental effects of plastic bags on planet Earth. It provides factual information about plastic bags, as well as ways to help lessen their impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Plastic Bottles’ features five facts about the environmental effects of plastic bottles on planet Earth. It provides factual information about plastic bottles, as well as ways to help lessen their impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Preparing for a Monster Storm’, features an informational text about disaster plans for hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, comparison/contrast, drawing a conclusion, classifying, reasoning, and genre. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This report, ‘Rachel Carson’ describes the life of the American scientist whose writing alerted people to the need to care for the Earth. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Report on a Natural Disaster’, features instructions for students to create a newspaper report about a natural disaster. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest using senses to describe the event and including people’s reactions during and after the crisis.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Rhinos Being Poached For Horns’ is about wild rhinos in South Africa and efforts to stop them being killed by poachers.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Rubber Tyres’ features five facts about the environmental effects of rubber tyres on planet Earth. It provides factual information about rubber tyres, as well as ways to help lessen their impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

Vocabulary
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This vocabulary activity, ‘Shopping’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to identify places you would find various types of items or services.

South African History
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This history article ‘South African Flora’ features important factual background information about South Africa’s plant life. It identifies the king protea, baobab, plains of Namaqualand and the bitter aloe as iconic plants endemic to South Africa, some of which are still used today in food, medicine, cosmetics and for materials. It is aimed at broadening …More

Canadian Landmarks
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This postcard, ‘Stanley Park’, features important factual background information about the famous park in Vancouver, BC. The postcard template encourages students to research the location in order to write creatively about it as though recounting a visit. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the cultural and historical landmarks of Canada and can be …More

Canadian Landmarks
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This postcard, ‘The Bay of Fundy’, features important factual background information about the famous ocean bay between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The postcard template encourages students to research the location in order to write creatively about it as though recounting a visit. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the cultural and historical …More

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘The Beach’ provides opportunities for practice with reading a passage about the beach and answering comprehension questions.

South African History
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This history article ‘The Big Five’ features important factual background information about the five African animals most prized by hunters, and now by safari tourists. It identifies the lion, African elephant, leopard, rhinoceros and African buffalo as the Big Five, and discusses the threats each animal faces today. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘The Mysterious Great Lakes’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about the perils of travelling on this body of water in North America. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Mysterious Great Lakes’, features an informational text about shipping accidents in North America’s Great Lakes. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about vocabulary, validity, making a judgment, drawing a conclusion, making an inference, cause and effect, detail, and genre. Answer …More

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘The Pacific Ocean’, features the rough draft of an informational text about the world’s largest ocean that discusses its size, depth, currents, and sunken ships. The worksheet encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, capitalisation, and usage errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of …More

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