Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities

Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities
Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities
Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities
Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities
Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities
Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities
Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities
Remembrance Day Reading & Writing Activities
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Use these reading and writing lessons to check for reading comprehension, teach note taking and researching while exploring topics including Vimy Ridge, D-Day, The War in Afghanistan, and Flanders Fields from a Canadian perspective.

There are five separate reading activities including:

Vimy Ridge: An expository piece about Canada's involvement in the battle at Vimy Ridge. Comprehension strategies include main idea, supporting details, jot not taking and summarizing.

The Best Birthday Gift Ever: A narrative about Gabriel waiting for a loved one to return from Afghanistan. Comprehension strategies include inferencing and reading beyond the text. This story also includes an "Extend Your Understanding" activity which students can further their understanding by researching specific questions related to the story.

In Flanders Fields: The traditional poem with comprehension skills based on poetry. This one is more challenging, but gives students a taste of poetry reading.

One Hundred Years With Flanders Fields: This expository piece explores the influence of In Flanders Fields since its publishing over one hundred years ago. Comprehension questions are included.

World War Two D-Day: This expository article outlines the decision for armed forces to attack the beach at Normandy, France. Comprehension questions are included.

All comprehension questions and extension activities come with an answer key or suggested answers and are ready to use as soon as they are printed.

There are fifteen separate writing prompts included. Each prompt page features three genres: expository, persuasive and narrative. The topics range from peace, to war, to Remembrance Day traditions.

The articles on Vimy Ridge and D-Day focus on the involvement of Canadians in battle. This is done intentionally to help integrate Social Studies. These articles align with the Alberta Program of Studies Grade 5 Shaping an Identity, but they are general enough to be used with any students wanting to learn more about Canadian participation in these historical events.

Over 10 different writing papers are included and are ready to print in either color or black and white.

***Please note, as Remembrance Day is a Canadian observance, all spelling in this package is Canadian.

Be sure to check out our other Holidays/Seasonal products.

If you're looking for more writing prompts, take a look at our English Language Arts products.

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What our customers have said about this product:

***Great articles with plenty of information at appropriate levels for my 3/4 students (Thank you Casey M!)

***Wonderful resource! I really loved how it included information about more recent military activity such as Afghanistan. (Thank you Janice M!)

Thank you for your consideration! Lest we forget. Thank you from the Brain Ninjas!
Total Pages
60 pages
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3 days
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