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Victoria Day Reading for Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 16 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Oops! I almost forgot Victoria Day. Did you? Here's a simple Victoria Day strip story reading for low beginner ESL or literacy students that conveys the basics about the holiday. A cloze passage follows. Feel free to download the PDF for your ELLs by clicking on the image below. You can also find more free Victoria Day material here. Let me know how it goes and if you come up with any great follow up exercises. 

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Teaching About Victoria Day

Posted by Nancy Callan on 28 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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Each year when I teach about Victoria Day, some students ask “When will Canada grow up?” Having a head of state determined by birth, living a privileged life in palaces, is archaic and unjust they argue. Severing ties with the British monarchy, however, is not an inevitable step in the evolution of Canadian nationhood.

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