Usain Bolt. The Boy Who Learned To Fly. Research. Video. Olympics. ELA. ESL. EFL

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2nd - 12th, Homeschool
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This is a marvelous, delightful, inspiring animation by Gatorade for all children or even adults. Tells about the life of Usain Bolt and how he got his start in Jamaica. Public video HERE.

Includes Pre. During and Post watching activities with answer key. Also a template for students to research the life of Usain Bolt or any Olympic athlete and then use to report back and present to the class.


1. Brainstorm Olympic sports handout. Page 5

2. Olympics discussion questions (pairs). Page 6

3. PPTx version of the story for a retelling by students.

4. PDF picture cards to sequence or write the story.

5. Leveled reader version for student reading

Click the links on Page 4 for the additional resources.

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Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


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