This resource includes informational texts and lots of activities to help your students find out more about and celebrate the life of Terry Fox.
2-one page reading texts of over 500 words detailing Terry’s life and his legacy.
An activity designed for each of the texts and a third activity that requires both texts be read.
Activity 1 – “Memory Challenge”: putting details back in order and supplying missing words or phrases in Part 1;
Activity 2 – “IMHO” – students are asked to express their opinions on details in Part 2;
Activity 3 – “Fast Facts” – students choose what they believe are the most important facts in both texts and explain why;
Other activities (not related to the texts):
“Inner Dialogue” - a creative writing assignment in which students describe what Terry Fox might have been thinking as he ran;
“Remembering Terry” – students design their own interview questions and then interview and record the answers of someone who remembers Terry’s Marathon of Hope;
“Into the Wind: Terry’s Story” – 3 pp of questions based on an online video about Terry Fox’s life.
Answer keys are included.
Please see my store for a similar unit designed for grade 5/6 students, which can be seen here:
Terry Fox 5/6
Both the 5/6 resource and the 7/8 resource can be purchased in a bundle for a discounted price:
Terry Fox Differentiated Bundle Grades 5-8
Please have a look at my research resource for students in grades 5-8:
Terry Fox Read Write and Research 6 Topics
I also have 3 products for ESL students at different levels. They may be viewed here:
Terry Fox ESL 1
Terry Fox ESL 2
Terry Fox ESL 3