Logo Title Quebec Reading Connection

Good Morning, Canada

Beck, Andrea Lynn (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2014. 32 pages
First published: 2014
ISBN: 9781443133234 (hardcover)
Original language: English
Book type: Picture Book

Text Elements:

recurring patterns, setting

Reading Range

 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
2
ELA
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5

Description:

Rhyming text and gentle pencil-crayon illustrations celebrate the beauty of Canada’s seasons and scenery in this patriotic picture book. From coast to coast, children of all ethnicities are shown greeting the morning with enthusiasm. A dreamy spread in which kids, still in pyjamas, crawl up a ladder to gaze at the land, sets the tone: “Where are you out there?/Are you getting up too?/Then good morning to me,/and good morning to you.” From their perch, the children spot Canadian brothers and sisters, waving back amid maple leaf-shaped clouds.

Familiar Canadian symbols and landscapes are conveyed with cheerful humour. “Good morning, beaver,” says a spread depicting campers brushing their teeth in the woods. Two little girls share this morning ritual with toothy beavers biting into tree branches.

Readers will love this tribute to all things Canadian, from hockey to maple syrup. Turning the pages, they’ll be reminded of Canada’s diverse natural settings and wealth of traditions and cultures. “Good morning, kayak,” says a spread depicting an Inuit child paddling through the North, greeting polar bears, seals and a snowy owl.

Instilling pride, this book will inspire young Canadians to preserve and protect the natural resources and multiculturalism that define the True North strong and free.

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    Discuss symbols (maple leaf, beaver, etc.) that make you think of being Canadian.

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    Go for a picture walk and name the objects, places, people and animals that you recognize. Add them to an ongoing word wall.

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    Examine the illustrations and determine which details set a positive tone. Do all the illustrations have a similar tone?

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    Discuss the wonderful things you see in the morning in your area. Add words that describe these things onto your word wall. Create a personalized mini-book version of this story.

  •  As you listen to the story read aloud, discuss links between the text and pictures.
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    On a picture walk, explore the illustrations. Name the objects, places, people and animals that you recognize.

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    Decide whether you relate to the activities from the book or not.

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    Discuss the wonderful things you see in the morning in your area. Make a class list of this information as a reference tool. Create a personalized mini-book version of this story.

  • To construct his/her identity
  • To use information
  • Citizenship and Community Life
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Geography, History and Citizenship