Drilling in the Oil Sands


This story was written by Evelyn Tregidgo, from Hay River. Evelyn was an adult literacy instructor for many years at the Hay River Learning Centre. She wrote this story specifically for the 110 and 120 levels. It’s readability is Grade 4.

This story offers learners an opportunity to learn about the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alberta and do a variety of learning activities related to the story. This section first presents a list of four learning activities and the written text with illustrations of the story. The pages following the story give instructor notes and handouts for each activity, in the order of the list.

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Learning Activities

Instructor's Notes Handouts Page #s
1) Prereading 1 Handout 158
2) New Words 3 Handouts 160
3) Understanding the Story 4 Handouts 167
4) Extended Learning Activities 2 Handouts 173