I found there wasn't just a simple just-the-facts reading for young children, so I created my own. All the information was found on books from the library about the provinces and territories, which I found too text-dense for my learners.
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In this document, you will find:
-fill in the blank about Canada
-1 close reading passage for each province, which includes the population, capital city, average temperature in both January and July, and then some general details about the province. Each close reading passage has one picture, a map of Canada with the appropriate province or territory highlighted
-The territories are grouped together, in two pages
There are a few different ways you could use this resource! I used it in a jigsaw activity and it worked really well. I had students line up from smallest population to largest and compare. We reviewed temperature and talked about the climate in the provinces. Each group also choose one fact from their province and illustrated it. You could also use this as a starting off point for a project about Canada. This could also be shared reading, as you all explore the same passage per day. Let me know if you have any other ideas about using this in the comments below!
No clipart or fancy borders, to minimize distraction of the learner. Little ones tend to get distracted by pictures and they can be an issue for students on IEPs, so I don't include them unless they're relevant to the learning. The only pictures here are the maps of Canada with the appropriate province highlighted.
The fill in the blank for Canada comes with an answer key.