Canada Day & Independence Day Lessons

Let the celebrations begin! Canada Day 150 is happening this Saturday, followed by Independence Day in the USA on Monday. Your young learners will enjoy our related vocabulary lessons that are full of fun and festive words! (more…)

Independence Day Vocabulary Lesson

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday that commemorates the July 4, 1776, adoption of the Declaration of Independence. We’ve got a fun and festive Independence Day vocabulary lesson that your kids will love! (more…)

Independence Day & Canada Day Vocabulary Lessons

Have you seen the Canada Day and Independence Day vocabulary lessons in our Word Bank section? Canada Day is a federal holiday celebrated on July 1 that commemorates the signing of the Constitution Act on July 1, 1867. Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday that commemorates the July 4, 1776, adoption of the Declaration of Independence. If you live in, teach in, or hail from Canada or the US, your students will be interested in these festive lessons! (more…)

Numbers in Dates: Should We Write July 4, July 4th, or July Fourth?

For those living in, teaching in, or hailing from Canada or the US, happy soon-to-be Canada Day and Independence Day! Canada Day is a federal holiday celebrated on July 1 that commemorates the
July 1, 1867, signing of the Constitution Act. Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. With these holidays fast approaching, the team at Sprout English and ESL Library has been busy creating new lessons, updating old ones, and blogging about related grammar and activities!

I chose my blog topic for today based on a question I had while editing ESL Library’s Independence Day lesson. The lesson included several instances of “July 4th”, and I had to decide if that was the best way to present dates. Should we use ordinal numbers (e.g., 1st, 4th) or cardinal numbers (e.g., 1, 4)? What do the style guides have to say? (more…)