edHelper.com
Canadian Theme Unit
Lester Pearson



Lester Pearson
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.89

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    recuperate, diplomatic, minority, leadership, legislation, immigration, diplomat, legacy, military, enlist, universal, teaching, civil, writing, politics, violent
     content words:    Lester Pearson, World War, Royal Flying Corps, Oxford University, Modern History, United Nations, Canadian Ambassador, United States, External Affairs, Louis St


Print Lester Pearson
     Print Lester Pearson  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Lester Pearson
     Leave your feedback on Lester Pearson  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Lester Pearson
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     What qualifications should a prime minister have? Should he have college degrees? Should he have military experience? How about political or state experience? All are valuable, but few are found together as they were with Lester Pearson.
 
2     Pearson was born in Newtonbrook, Ontario, on April 23, 1897. He began attending the University of Toronto in 1914. A gifted athlete, he excelled at rugby and baseball.
 
3     When World War I broke out, he was too young to enlist in the army. Instead, he joined the medical corps and served in Greece and Egypt.
 
4     In 1917, he was finally able to enlist and joined the Royal Flying Corps. It was while training as a pilot that his instructor thought he needed a better name and dubbed him "Mike." For the rest of his life, he was "Mike" to friends and family, but Lester to everyone else.

Paragraphs 5 to 15:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Canadian Theme Unit
             Canadian Theme Unit


Social Studies
             Social Studies


    2004 Elections  
 
    2008 Elections  
 
    United States History and Theme Units  
 
    American Government  
 
    Ancient America  
 
    Ancient China  
 
    Ancient Egypt  
 
    Ancient Greece  
 
    Ancient India  
 
    Ancient Mesopotamia  
 
    Ancient Rome  
 
    Biographies  
 
    Canadian Theme Unit  
 
    Country Theme Units  
 
    Crime and Terrorism  
 
    Economics  
 
 
    European History: 1600s-1800s  
 
    Explorers  
 
    Famous Educators  
 
    Geography  
 
    Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series  
 
    History of Books and Writing  
 
    History of Mathematics  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
    Inventors and Inventions  
 
    Middle Ages  
 
    Renaissance  
 
    World Religion  
 
    World War I  
 
    World War II  
 
    World Wonders  
 


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper