Before using this reader with my phase one adequate and phase two beginning literacy students, I use the emergency services materials from Toronto Police newcomer outreach program and also the "Calling 911" materials from the free e-book HandsOn!, each one for a week.** For this reason, I did not include fire, or police car in the new lexicon of twelve terms. Those three words are being recycled but are not novel at this point.
My new activity pack has:
- label new vocabulary
- text flash cards
- picture flash cards
- word unscramble
- dialogue to practice for calling 911
- true/false quiz
- make the false sentences true
- sentence unscramble
- bingo game
**Teachers of higher levels can use the Toronto Police materials, as they go through CLB 5 and culminate in the viewing of a clip from the movie Crash along with an actual form for filing a complaint with the police.