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1.9: Canada's Tallest Tree

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    Tall trees

    Learning Goals

    In this chapter, you will learn to:

    • Hear, read, and write words with long vowels
    • Copy short sentences
    • Read common sight words in a paragraph
    • Answer questions about a story
    • Give sentence answers to questions

    Talk About It

    • Have you ever gone for a hike? Where?
    • Do you have a favourite forest to walk in?

    Picture Dictionary

    Use the pictures to help you figure out the words.
    hunter-160297_640-243x300.png Vancouver-island-relief-300x233.jpg logger.jpg
    hunt Vancouver Island logger
    path1-300x200.jpg forest-300x200.jpg giraffe-48393_640.png
    path forest tall
    awe.jpg bench-801727_640-300x200.jpg danger-34250_640.png
    awe park risk
    Practice reading these words without the pictures.
    forest awe down hunt tall
    risk Vancouver Island logger park path

    Word Skills

    Word Patterns

    Many words end in e. The e is silent but can make the first vowel in the word say its name.













    Match the word to the picture.
    rake dime nose cake
    nine home rice gate
    chopsticks-154545_640-300x197.png dime.jpg goal-819980_640-300x174.png
    1. _____________ 2. _____________ 3. _____________
    home-300x270.png rake-24250_640-284x300.png nose-307159_640-236x300.png
    4. _____________ 5. _____________ 6. _____________
    nine-217896_640-300x300.jpg cake-305217_640-300x259.png
    7. _____________ 8. _____________
    Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.
    You will see these words in the story. Practice reading them.
    name like made
    take more save
    Read the sentences. Then copy them. Use upper case letters, periods, question marks, and exclamation marks correctly.
    Meg has nine cats.
    Lock the gate.
    What is your name?
    Save me!
    Can I have more cake?

    Ask your instructor to check your work.

    Use Your Reading Skills

    Listen to Canada’s Tallest Tree. Then read Canada’s Tallest Tree in BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1.

    An audio element has been excluded from this version of the text. You can listen to it online here:

    Check Your Understanding

    Answer these questions. Use the underlined words to help you form a sentence.

    1. Where is Canada’s tallest tree?


    2. How tall is Canada’s tallest tree?


    3. Who was the first person to find Canada’s tallest tree?


    4. What did the forest with Canada’s tallest tree become?


    5. What are many of BC’s old forests at risk of?


    Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.

    Writing Task

    Think of a time something in nature filled you with awe, or made you feel amazed. Tell the story to your instructor. Your instructor will write down your words. Then copy your story into your notebook.

    When you are done, read your story.

    • Did you begin each sentence with an upper case letter?
    • Did you use an upper case letter at the beginning of a person’s name?
    • Did you end each sentence with a period or question mark?
    • Are you missing any words?

    Answer Key

    Word Skills
    1 rice
    2 dime
    3 gate
    4 home
    5 rake
    6 nose
    7 nine
    8 cake
    Check Your Understanding
    1 Canada’s tallest tree is on Vancouver Island.
    2 Canada’s tallest tree is 314 feet tall.
    3 A logger was the first person to find Canada’s tallest tree.
    4 The forest with Canada’s tallest tree is now a park.
    5 Many of BC’s old forests are at risk of being cut down.


    See the Attributions page near the end of this book.

    This page titled 1.9: Canada's Tallest Tree is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Shantel Ivits (BCCampus) .

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