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Developing English Skills

templatemo.com Learning English through Literature

Famous Canadian Authors: Developing English Skills (2008) is a textbook which provides intermediate and advanced ESL learners with the opportunity to enhance their reading skills, develop and expand their vocabulary, reinforce language structures while gaining an appreciation for Canadian language and culture. The book’s unique approach uses biographies and the writings of some of Canada’s most notable authors.

TEAL MANITOBA (September 2008)
BC TEAL (spring 2009)

Download a complete unit of Famous Canadian Authors to see how it works.
Download Unit Nine

■ Warm-up activities encouraging discussion
■ Excerpts from
- Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
- “All the Years of Her Life,” by Morley Callaghan
- Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat
- “The End of the World,” by Mavis Gallant
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, by Mordecai Richler
- “Carried Away,” by Alice Munro
- Unless, by Carol Shields
- The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
- In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje
■ Reading comprehension exercises
■ Extensive vocabulary enhancement and language
structure reinforcement activities:
- Vocabulary development
- Word families and parts of speech
- Word combination
- Challenging structures
■ Focus on Canadian culture
■ Writing activities

The book comes with a companion website containing answer keys, a teacher's guide and extra vocabulary tests.