“Terry Fox: A Canadian Hero” includes 2 reading passages and nine activities will work well in an English Language Arts class as well as Social Studies.
Included in this package are:
2-one page reading texts of over 500 words detailing Terry’s life and his legacy.
Two activities designed for each of the texts and a third activity that requires both texts be read.
Activities 1 and 2 – “Memory Challenge”: putting details back in order and supplying missing words or phrases in Part 1; Synonym Search - students replace words and phrases from Part 1 with their own;
Activities 3 and 4 – “IMHO” – students are asked to express their opinions on details in Part 2; students compare how Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope might be handled by today's media to how it was covered in 1980;
Activity 5 (for both texts) – “Fast Facts” – students choose what they believe are the most important facts in both texts and explain why;
A creative writing assignment in which students write a diary entry that Terry might have written;
“Remembering Terry” – students design their own interview questions and then interview and record the answers of someone who remembers Terry’s Marathon of Hope;
"Terry Fox in Words" - students brainstorm for adjectives that begin with the first letters of Terry's name and write sentences about him using those adjectives; and
“Into the Wind: Terry’s Story” – 3 pp of questions based on an online video about Terry Fox’s life.
Answer keys are included.
This product is part of a bundle including "John McCrae, His Life and Times" and "Canada's David Suzuki" which can be purchased at a discounted price. It can be seen here: John McCrae Terry Fox David Suzuki Bundle
Please see my store for a similar unit designed for grade 7/8 students, which can be seen here:
Terry Fox Grades 7 and 8
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 units designed for different levels of ESL students, and a non-fiction book study of Maxine Trottier's book "Terry Fox: A Story of Hope". These may be seen at:
Terry Fox ESL 1
Terry Fox ESL 2
Terry Fox ESL 3
Terry Fox, A Story of Hope