Today's Canadian Families Grades 2-3


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  • Author : Solski, Ruth

The word "family" in the dictionary, is described as a group of people consisting of parents and their children living in the same home. The traditional family in Canada has changed over the years. Today, different types of families are accepted and more prevalent. This resource is filled with ideas and worksheets that will stimulate the topic of family life today.

Students will gain an understanding of the:

  • different family structures and the diversity and cultural differences found within families
  • develop respect for others who come from different backgrounds than themselves
  • accept and celebrate differences in their classroom society as well as large societies
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of various family members
  • learn how family traditions and activities work together to build a strong cultural and family identity that strengthens family relationships
  • be able to recognize that strong families working together from within, help to create strong communities

Children will develop and practice the following skills are included:

Reproducible Family Booklets and Teaching Suggestions

  • My Family (Reproducible Student Booklet)
  • Family Photo Album (Open-ended Reproducible Booklet)

Family Vocabulary Worksheets

  • Rhyming Words
  • Compound Words
  • Word Meanings
  • Word Search
  • Syllabication
  • Antonym Matching Game
  • Alphabetical Order/Classifying
  • Classifying Animal Words into Categories
  • Plural Nouns
  • Spelling
  • Singular Nouns

Family Sound Worksheets

  • Recognition of the "C" Digraph
  • Recognition of the "D" Blend
  • Recognition of the Short Vowel  Sound
  • Recognition of the Long Vowel  Sound
  • Recognition of the "G" Blend
  • Review of the "B" and the "G" Blend

Family Creative Writing

  • Being Happy
  • Love
  • Being Angry
  • Sadness
  • Winter Fun
  • Summer Fun
  • Autumn Fun
  • Spring Fun
  • Team Work
  • Writing an Acrostic Poem
  • Choosing a Main Idea and Writing a Story
  • An Exciting Family Event
  • My Autobiography
  • My Autobiography - Reproducible Blank
  • Gift Voucher
  • Greatest Family Member Award

Family Research

  • How Many People?
  • Popular Type of Home
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Male or Female

Teacher Notes: Family Mathematics

  • My Measurements
  • What is your name worth?
  • Sequence Counting
  • Addition Families
  • Solving Math Problems

Reading/Listening Activities:

In this section of the book, there are 26 reading activities for various Berenstain Bear books. These activities can be used in two ways. One way is for the development of independent reading and work skills. The second way is for the development of listening and comprehension skills.

  • The Berenstain Bears and the Truth
  • The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job
  • The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor
  • The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings
  • The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter
  • The Berenstain Bears New Baby
  • The Berenstain Bears Trouble With Money
  • The Berenstain Bears Moving Day
  • The Berenstain Bears Trouble With Pets
  • The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
  • The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners
  • The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
  • The Berenstain Bears - No Girls Allowed
  • The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp
  • The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers 
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma's
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Bully
  • The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright
  • The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies
  • The Berenstain Bears Trouble at School
  • The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation
  • The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Mama's Day Surprise

120 pages including an answer key.


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