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 paragraphs, every word is also illustrated with at least 1 photograph. Your students will learn about 26 different topics when they read the entire book!
(Please Note: This product is included in a big bundle with 5 resources about China at a savings of 25% and is available HERE
, and is also included in a small bundle with 2 resources at a savings of 20%, available HERE
. You can download a free sampler of this resource HERE
if you wish.)
You can use this ABC China book for a whole class read-aloud or for independent reading by your students. You can also use this informational text to complement lessons when reading literature about China. Or use it in a social studies class to provide supplemental information about China. The sentences in this book are written so both younger, native English-speaking students and upper elementary and middle school English Language Learners who are at an intermediate level of English proficiency and up can comprehend them.
Besides giving your students information about Chinese culture and society, 4 language tasks are included in this product:
1) Identify 3 types of language structures. You can either point out the structures themselves or ask their students to identify them. Transitions and linking words, comparatives and superlatives, and relative clauses are all used in the book's sentences. When students understand how and why these words and phrases are used, they are better able to comprehend informational texts. A table that identifies which language structures are used with each letter's sentences is included in the product.
2) Questions asking students to identify the main idea and details of the paragraphs. These questions can be answered in writing or orally. They can be done individually, in pairs, in small groups, or as a whole class.
3) Write an acrostic poem about China. Two templates are included for doing that, one with a title and one without. You can select the style they prefer.
4) Sort the 26 words in the ABC book into categories. Nine categories are suggested and you can also create your own--or tell students to create categories--if you wish.
After teaching in China for three and a half years, I was inspired to create a book that will give students interesting information about China past and present. This product can help address ELA Common Core standards in reading informational texts, reading history/social science texts, reading for fluency and accuracy, determining main ideas and details, and summarizing a written text.
What educators who have used this resource say about it:
♥ "What a wonderful resource. It is perfect for teaching a unit on China. The topics and graphics are great!" -- A Buyer.
♥ "Great book to lead into indepth discussion with the class." -- Jennifer J.
Welcome China into your classrooms and learn about this important country with this ABC book!
What you get in this product:
★ 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)
You may also like these products about China:
★ Chinese New Year Writing & Reading Activities
★ Chinese Zodiac Animals Clipart
★ Chinese New Year ELA Task Cards for Mechanics and Grammar
★ Chinese Zodiac Word Search Puzzles
Or buy a small bundle and save 20%:
★ China Bundle: Culture
(includes the Chinese Zodiac Clipart
and C is for China
★ China Bundle: Writing
(includes the Chinese New Year Writing Activities
and ELA Task Cards
Or buy the big bundle with all 5 resources and save 25%:
★ China Big Bundle of Writing, Reading, Grammar, Wordsearch Activities & Clipart
(includes the C is for China ABC Book
, Chinese Zodiac Animals Clipart
, Chinese New Year Writing and Reading Activities
, Chinese New Year ELA Task Cards
and Chinese New Year Word Search Puzzles
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