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Will And Kate To Tour Canada

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Will and Kate; Image: Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesBritain’s newest royal couple is coming to Canada this summer.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – also known as Will and Kate – recently got married in a very high-profile ceremony in England.

Now they are taking their first official royal tour as newlyweds, and they’ve chosen Canada as their destination.

While Will has been here twice before (in 1991 and 1998) it will be Kate’s first time visiting Canada.

Their tour of Canada begins on June 30 in Ottawa, where they’ll stay for the Canada Day celebration and fireworks on July 1.

Then they travel to Montreal and Quebec City in Quebec.

On July 3 they’re in Charlottetown and then Summerside, PEI.

They go up north to Yellowknife for a couple of days and then head west to Calgary, Alberta until July 8.

“The couple’s decision to visit Canada first is a testament to our country’s close relationship with the Crown and Royal Family,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on his website.

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More information about the Royal Tour of Canada.

Update: Details on the Royal Tour were released June 21. Read the CBC news article here.

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Writing/Discussion Prompt
If you were to plan Will and Kate’s trip in Canada, where would you tell them to go and why?  Plan a trip for them that helps them to get a good sense of all that Canada has to offer.

Reading Prompt
Prime Minister Stephen Harper explained that Will and Kate’s visit to Canada shows that we have a close relationship with the Royal Family.  Do you agree with Stephen Harper?  Do you think Canada has a close relationship with the monarchy in England?  Do you personally feel that you have a connection with the Royal Family?

Primary
Use stated and implied information and ideas in texts to make simple inferences and reasonable predictions about them (OME, Reading: 1.5).

Junior
Use stated and implied information and ideas in texts to make inferences and construct meaning (OME, Reading: 1.5).

Intermediate
Develop and explain interpretations of increasingly complex or difficult texts using stated and implied ideas from the texts to support their interpretations (OME, Reading: 1.5).

Grammar Feature: Em Dash
An em dash is a punctuation mark that shows a change in thought.  In the article, em dashes are used in the following sentence: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – also known as Will and Kate – recently got married in a very high-profile ceremony in England.” Add em dashes to the following sentences:
1. The boy whose name was David went to the store to buy some cheese.
2. Summer my favourite season is a time when people love to picnic and play in the park.
3. The dog and the cat who didn’t get along lay in the sun.
4. The music concert which was very loud ended at midnight.