Reading with Canadian Celebrities Grades 4-8

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  • Author : Solski, Ruth

Each story spotlights some of Canada's and the world's hottest stars.

Each biography is followed by hands-on activities designed to strengthen and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary development, language, and research skills.

This resource is a compilation of forty-two biographies and forty-two worksheets that pertain to famous Canadian male and female athletes, actors, and musicians. The biographies have been created to promote and familiarize students with Canadians who have become famous in the fields of sport, music and drama while providing an interesting genre to strengthen students’ reading skills. The worksheets that accompany the biographies focus on the development of a variety of reading comprehension skills, the development and reinforcement of vocabulary and language skills, and the continuing development of research skills.

Biographies and Worksheets

Male Athletes

  • Wayne Gretzky 
  • Kurt Browning
  • Donovan Bailey 
  • Steve Nash 
  • Bobby Orr 
  • Lennox Lewis 
  • Alex Baumann

Female Athletes

  • Cindy Klassen
  • Chantal Petitclerc 
  • Perdita Felicien
  • Beckie Scott 
  • Hayley Wickenheiser
  • Beth Underhill 
  • Karen Cockburn 

Male Actors

  • Mike Myers 
  • Ryan Gosling 
  • Michael J. Fox 
  • Matthew Perry 
  • Jim Carrey
  • Keanu Reeves 
  • Kiefer Sutherland


Female Actors

  • Sarah Polley
  • Kim Cattrall 
  • Neve Campbell
  • Sandra Oh 
  • Wendy Crewson 
  • Anna Paquin 
  • Meg Tilly

Male Musicians

  • The Barenaked Ladies 
  • Kalan Porter 
  • Bryan Adams 
  • Billy Talent 
  • Sam Roberts 
  • Brian Melo 
  • Sum 41 

Female Musicians

  • Avril Lavigne
  • Nellie Furtado 
  • Celine Dion
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Chantal Kreviazuk 
  • Jully Black
  • Bif Naked 





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