Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE

Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE
Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE
Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE
Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE
Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE
Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE
Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE
Ancient & Modern China: Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE
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  1. China is a fascinating country but it can be difficult to remember its long history. This resource includes blank and filled-in charts about 10 dynasties, 6 emperors, and 4 philosophers of China. Students can use the blank charts to take notes when learning about the Chinese dynasties, emperors, a
  2. Use this China picture book, organized in ABC format, to teach about Chinese culture, the geography of China, and Chinese history. Each page of this informational text contains 1 letter of the alphabet and a word connected to China that begins with that letter. Written in easy-to-understand paragr
  3. Here are 3 language arts tasks to introduce your students to Chinese New Year and the Chinese zodiac. You can also use these activities anytime you are teaching about China. There are 2 reading passages which are print-and-go activities and the writing activity requires only minimal preparation.
  4. These task cards about the Chinese zodiac let your students demonstrate their knowledge of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Each card has one sentence on it about one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Sentences are written in simple English so your ELLs who are at an inte
Bundle Description
Help your students develop their reading and writing skills as they learn about Chinese history and society from ancient times to the modern era with the 4 resources included in this bundle.
* Students read about Chinese dynasties, famous emperors and philosophers; about Chinese history, geography, and culture; and about the Chinese zodiac and Chinese New Year.
* Students write an acrostic poem about China; write answers to questions about information paragraphs they read; write opinion paragraphs about their Chinese zodiac animal; and correct punctuation, capitalization, and spelling errors in sentences about the Chinese zodiac.
The resources can be used by English Language Learners at lower levels of language proficiency as well as native English speakers. Each resource includes a list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed.

✓ Please note: Some of the resources in this bundle are also included in other bundles and all the resources can be purchased individually.
★ Click HERE for the China Big Bundle with 5 resources.
★ Click HERE for the China Culture Bundle with 2 resources.
★ Click HERE for the China Writing Bundle with 2 resources.

In the Chinese Dynasties, Emperors & Philosophers: Charts, Task Cards & Puzzles resource, charts with information about 10 dynasties, 6 emperors, and 4 philosophers are provided for students and a glossary is included so ELLs at lower levels of language proficiency as well as native English speakers can read the filled-in charts. Task cards and puzzles extend students’ learning.
* Students can use the filled-in charts as stand-alone information texts or as supplements to other texts they read. Students can use the blank charts in this resource to take notes when reading other sources of information about Chinese dynasties, emperors, and philosophers.
* Task cards with 10 questions can be used for speaking and writing practice.
* The word search puzzle, differentiated with 3 levels of difficulty, and the crossword puzzle can be used for homework, for early finishers, as challenges, or just for fun. Answer keys are included for all the puzzles.
* Blank templates for the charts and task cards are provided so you can teach your students about other dynasties, emperors, or philosophers if you wish.
* Background information for teachers, sample WIDA MPIs, and a pronunciation guide to the Chinese names are also included.
* Addresses these ELA Common Core standards: RI.5.7, RI.5.9, W.5.8, W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8

In C is for China: and ABC Book with Facts & Photos about Chinese Culture, Geography, and History, each letter of the alphabet represents an aspect of Chinese history, geography, or culture and is presented on its own page with at least one photograph that supports the text.
* Also included in this ABC China book are 4 language activities for students to extend their learning. The 1st activity asks students to identify particular grammar structures, the 2nd activity offers students 5 questions you can use for discussion or writing responses, the 3rd activity provides a template (in 2 styles) for writing an acrostic poem about China, and the 4th fourth activity asks students to sort the words presented in the alphabet book into various categories.
* Background information for teachers, a list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed in the product, and a pronunciation guide to all the Chinese words in the book are also included.
* This ABC China book can be used as a read-aloud by a teacher or for independent reading by students, who can read it individually or in small groups or pairs.
* The text is written at a level that lets older intermediate proficiency level English Language Learners as well as younger native English speakers comprehend it.
* Addresses these ELA Common Core standards: RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.6.2, RI.3.8, RI.4.8, RI.5.8, RI.8.5, RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4, SL.3.2, SL.4.2, SL.5.2, SL.6.2, SL.7.2, RH.6-8.5
* Click HERE for a free sampler from this resource.

The Chinese New Year and Chinese Zodiac Writing and Reading Activities product includes 3 reading and writing tasks:
* A short information text about the Chinese Zodiac that can be read aloud to students or which they can read themselves, depending on their reading level, with comprehension questions and an answer key on separate pages.
* A 3-paragraph information text about the Chinese New Year holiday, with accompanying questions and answer key.
* An opinion writing task about the Chinese Zodiac -- for each of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac, there is 1 page with a photograph of the animal and a short description of the characteristics of people born during that animal year. The task for students is to write a paragraph stating whether they agree or disagree that the characteristics for the animal year in which they were born accurately describe them. Three model paragraphs at different levels of writing are included as guides for students.
* Addresses these ELA Common Core standards: W.3.1a, W.4.1a, W.5.1a, W.3.1b, W.4.1b, W.5.1b, W.3.1c, W.4.1c, W.5.1c, W.3.1d, W.4.1d, W.5.1d

In the Chinese New Year ELA Task Cards for Mechanics and Grammar product, each task card has a sentence about one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac on it and the task for students is to identify what kind of error is in the sentence and then fix it so the sentence is written correctly.
* Sentences are written in simple English so ELLs at an intermediate proficiency level or older students who are not reading at grade level can comprehend them; younger students can also use them as a review.
* Multiple choice responses are included on each task card.
* An answer sheet for students and an answer key for teachers are both provided.
* Addresses these ELA Common Core standards: L.3.1, L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1, L.3.2, L.4.2, L.5.2, L.6.2, L.3.3, L.4.3, L.5.3, L.6.3

I learned about the history and culture of China while living and working there for a wonderful 3 1/2 years. I am pleased to share these resources with you so your students can learn about this important and fascinating country.

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What you get in this bundle:

Chinese Dynasties, Emperors & Philosophers: Charts, Task Cards & Puzzles for Grades 5 - 8 and Homeschool, 118 pages; includes:
★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information and suggestions for using the charts (2 pages)
★ A list of ELA Common Core standards addressed in this product (1 page)
★ Sample WIDA Model Performance Indicators (1 page)
★ A glossary with vocabulary words to help students comprehend the filled-in charts (3 pages)
★ A pronunciation guide for all the dynasties, people, and places mentioned in the resource (2 pages)
★ Blank charts for 10 dynasties with 10 questions per chart, plus a blank template, in color (11 pages)
★ Blank charts for 6 emperors with 6 questions per chart, plus a blank template, in color (7 pages)
★ Blank charts for 4 philosophers with 6 questions per chart, plus a blank template, in color (5 pages)
★ Blank charts for 10 dynasties with 10 questions per chart, plus a blank template, in black-and-white (11 pages)
★ Blank charts for 6 emperors with 6 questions per chart, plus a blank template, in black-and-white (7 pages)
★ Blank charts for 4 philosophers with 6 questions per chart, plus a blank template, in black-and-white (5 pages)
★ Charts filled in with the answers to the 10 questions about the 10 dynasties, in color (10 pages)
★ Charts filled in with the answers to the 6 questions about the 6 emperors, in color (6 pages)
★ Charts filled in with the answers to the 6 questions about the 4 philosophers, in color (4 pages)
★ Charts filled in with the answers to the 10 questions about the 10 dynasties, in in black-and-white (10 pages)
★ Charts filled in with the answers to the 6 questions about the 6 emperors, in black-and-white (6 pages)
★ Charts filled in with the answers to the 6 questions about the 4 philosophers, in in black-and-white (4 pages)
★ Cover pages for the blank and filled-in charts about emperors and empires, in color and black-and-white versions (4 pages)
★ Task cards with 5 “Would you rather” and 5 other questions, plus 2 blank template cards, in color (3 pages)
★ Task cards with 5 “Would you rather” and 5 other questions, plus 2 blank template cards, in black-and-white (3 pages)
★ A cover page for the word search puzzles (1 page)
★ 1 word search puzzle, with 3 levels of difficulty and answer keys included (6 pages)
★ 1 crossword puzzle, with answer key in 2 formats included (3 pages)

C is for China: An ABC Book with Facts & Photos about Chinese Culture, Geography, and History for Grades 3 - 8 and Homeschool, 41 pages; includes:
★ A Table of Contents for easy reference (1 page)
★ Alphabetically organized facts about the country, with illustrations -- the actual ABC book about China (26 pages)
★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed by this product (3 pages)
★ A table showing three types of language structures that can be found in the ABC China book's text (2 pages)
★ A page with discussion questions about the main idea and supporting details in the ABC China book (1 page)
★ Two templates for writing an acrostic poem about China (2 pages)
★ A page listing suggested categories for sorting the A - Z words in the ABC China book (1 page)
★ A guide to pronouncing all the Chinese words in the ABC China book (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher section with explanatory information (2 pages)

Chinese New Year and Chinese Zodiac Writing and Reading Activities for Grades 3 - 5 and Homeschool, 30 pages; includes:
★ A Table of Contents for convenience (1 page)
★ Notes to the Teacher with background information (2 pages)
★ A list of the ESL Common Core standards addressed in this product (1 page)
★ A mini poster showing all 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac (1 page)
★ An information text about the Chinese zodiac, with comprehension questions and an answer key (3 pages)
★ An information text about the Chinese New Year, with comprehension questions and an answer key (3 pages)
★ Three differentiated model paragraphs for the opinion writing task (3 pages)
★ Student pages for an opinion writing task about the Chinese zodiac, including a blank lined page if more space for writing is needed (13 pages)
★ An evaluation rubric for the opinion writing task (1 page)

Chinese New Year ELA Task Cards for Mechanics and Grammar Practice & Review for Grades 3 - 6 and Homeschool, 8 pages; includes:
★ A set of 12 task cards in color (3 pages)
★ An answer sheet for students (1 pages)
★ An answer key for teachers (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information (1 page)

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If you prefer, you can purchase these products separately:

Chinese Dynasties, Emperors & Philosophers: Charts, Task Cards & Puzzles

China: An ABC Book with Facts & Photos about Chinese Culture, Geography, History

Chinese New Year & Chinese Zodiac Writing and Reading Activities

Chinese New Year ELA Task Cards for Mechanics and Grammar

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