Li-ming’s family is moving from China to Toronto. Going to Canada is Li-ming’s diary account of how she prepares for the move and how she feels about it. The text compares life in China with life in Toronto.
Features of the Going to Canada Book – Personal account, – Chinese names – Li-ming, Tag-hee, – Diary format, – Questions posed by the writer, – The use of similes – like the world is wrapped in a big white quilt; they all honk like geese, Purpose Going to Canada can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: -interpreting and analysing characters’ feelings, relationships, and actions, – making inferences, – making inferences, – identifying the use of figurative language such as similes, – writing using figurative language such as similes, – exploring the reasons why people move from one country to another.
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Themes covered in this book are: Journeys, Personal change, Different lands
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
Guided Reading Level22
Genreand log | Diary | journal
Theme/TopicDifferent Lands | Journeys | Personal Change
Strategy/SkillsAnalysing themes | Character study | figurative languate | Making inferences