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Related Website: Canada: A Literary Tour
Ages: 14-18 years (Intermediate, Senior)
Subjects: Language Arts, Creative Writing, Social Studies
In this unit, students will apply various modes of creative expression to write. The activities can be completed individually or consecutively and used with any selection of prose or poetry. The first two activities encourage students to explore writing styles and the last three instruct them on different ways to write about a personal landscape.
Students will explore:
The following activities can be modified for cooperative groups or individual study. They are suitable for kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual/spatial, auditory, tactile, logical, linguistic/verbal learners.
Suggestions for evaluation are offered in each activity.
Below is a table summarizing the content in this educational resource. For every title a brief description of the content is given, along with links to the PDF and RTF versions.
|Curriculum Connections||A table showing where the activities meet provincial/territorial curriculum||[PDF 65 KB]
[RTF 758 KB]
|Activity Resources||A list of websites to help complete the activities||[PDF 52 KB]
[RTF 737 KB]
Five Senses Colour-Coding
|Students associate the five senses with creative writing||[PDF 53 KB]
[RTF 733 KB]
Reading Aloud for Power-Words
|Students recognize the effects of reading text aloud||[PDF 56 KB]
[RTF 734 KB]
Pictures of a Personal Landscape
|Students connect the development of a character with their environment||[PDF 59 KB]
[RTF 737 KB]
Unknown Stories of a Landscape
|Students explore how parts of a landscape interact with one another||[PDF 55 KB]
[RTF 735 KB]
The Anatomy of a Landscape
|Students explore how the body interacts with landscape||[PDF 51 KB]
[RTF 732 KB]