Today is Pink Shirt Day

Pink shirt day in a school Photo by energeticcity, Flickr

A Pink shirt day in a school
Photo by energeticcity, Flickr

Adapted from CBC News by Nancy Carson
A pink shirt
Level 1

It is 2007.  A boy wakes up early.
It is his first day of school.
He is excited.
He puts on his new shirt.
It is pink.

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Reading by Nila Gopaul

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Students write to a newspaper

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A traffic jam in Vancouver
Mark Woodbury/Flickr

Submitted by: Jennifer Partridge, West Point Grey United Church,
ESL teacher


Jennifer Partridge’s students wrote letters to a newspaper.
They wanted to write about Vancouver’s traffic problems.
The learners also wanted to talk about solutions.
Here are three of their letters:

Think about what issues affect your community.
Write to your mayor or city council or local newspaper.
Jennifer’s class did!

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Why can’t girls play baseball?

South Vancouver Little League team wins the Canadian championship. Photo courtesy of Connie Mah.

South Vancouver Little League team wins the Canadian championship.
Photo courtesy of Connie Mah

A girl from Vancouver becomes part of history.

Adapted from The Province by Nancy Carson
Level 2

South Vancouver’s Little League
baseball team was in the U.S.
for two weeks this summer.

The team won the Canadian
championships in Quebec,
in early August.

So, they won the chance to go to
the Little League World Series.
The series is always in the U.S.

Someone unusual
People at the series closely watched
one Vancouver player, Emma March.
They watched an American girl, too.
Why? Emma and Mo’ne Davis,
are only the 17th and 18th girls
to play in the series in 68 years!

Take a look at these Little League players in action:

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Listen to the story Why can’t girls play baseball? – Level 2 
Reading by: Corey Muench

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