Winter in Canada is a great way to introduce the topic of the season in general and opens up many lines of discussion for ESL students.
This ESL resource includes:
- a 6-paragraph 358 word text titled Winter in Canada: a light-hearted look at how Canadians cope with winter. Written at a grade 6 reading level.
- the text has a vocabulary exercise using winter adjectives (slippery, snowy, freezing, etc.).
The third part of the lesson unit is a great brainstorming activity (The Problems of Winter); students work together to solve winter problems: e.g. where to get information on the weather, what to do if you have an exam and there is a blizzard outside, etc. This activity could be done together as a class or in smaller groups and is a great way to practice writing simple sentences. One sheet has the winter problems and the second sheet has the chart for student solutions to be recorded on.
Teacher answer sheets for both activities are included.