Text2Reader Resources April 2012

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Exercise 1A: As You See It—Who Are You, Anyway?
These links will give you a thorough review of how to write a proper paragraph, from the topic sentence to the supporting sentences to the concluding sentence.

Exercise 1B: Get That Kid Into Therapy!
In this exercise, you need to change your identity—to that of Chris's therapist—so you can ask him some questions. Check these links for tips on asking good questions.

Tips for Planning and Executing a Great Debate
Debating is an essential life skill. If you think of a debate as a discussion involving parties that hold opposing views, you’ll see that life is absolutely jam-packed with debates, from the schoolyard to the supper table to the boardroom. Debating develops your communication and negotiating skills, amps your assertiveness and helps you develop the ability to make quick decisions—all important work skills for the twenty-first century.

Section 2: Nonfiction
In Nowhere Else on Earth environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon takes you on a journey deep into the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the most ecologically diverse areas on the planet. On the dedicated website for the book, www.GreatBearRainforest.ca, you'll find extra resources, an excerpt, images from the book, and a teacher's guide.

Exercise 2B: When Your Identity is Taken Away
Learn more about what kids had to deal with in the residential school system.

Exercise 2C: The Potlach
Learn more about this important First Nations tradition.

Exercise 3A: Deconstructing the Graphic Novel
Dalen and Gole are refugees on Earth in a race against time to save their home planet from an evil plot. With seconds to the finish line, Dalen and Gole lead the distant world of Budap's annual Junior-Jet Race. Suddenly they are overtaken. Left behind in a cloud of mysterious purple exhaust, they realize something doesn't add up. Looking for clues, the two friends uncover a tunnel that leads them to Earth. They arrive in Port Angus, once a lively west coast fishing community. In this scene, Dalen and Gole meet face-to-face with…an Earthling. Learn more about Dalen & Gole, play games, learn to draw the characters and more at www.dalenandgole.com.

Curriculum Outcomes

BC Grade 6

BC Grade 7

BC Grade 8

Ontario Grade 6

Ontario Grade 7

Ontario Grade 8

Anchor Standards