» Going to Canada: Li-Ming’s Diary

Going to Canada: Li-Ming’s Diary

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Gold (Levels 21-22)
  • Year: Two
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Different lands, Journeys, Personal change
  • Genre: Diary journal and log
  • Strategy/Skills: Making connections, Determining main ideas, Asking and answering questions
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: 22
  • Item Code: 200222
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  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1470, ACELA1824, ACELA1825, ACELT1587, ACELT1589, ACELT1591, ACELY1668, ACELY1669, ACELY1670
Reader Description

"My father called last night. He sounded so far away. I felt shy and didn't know what to say." Li-ming's father and brother have moved from China to Toronto, and Li-ming and her mother will soon join them there. She's nervous about living in a new country, and it helps to write her feelings in her diary.

After you have completed the Reader

What do you know about China? Make a chart with two columns. Write the headings, "China" and "My Home". In the "China" column, write a list of the things you know about China. Use information in the book to help you. Under the "My Home" heading, write a list of the things in your home that are different from China. Are any things the same in both places?

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