"Chinese New Year” is filled with activities to enhance your balanced literacy program. This unit contains literature connections to these books: The Runaway Wok (by Ying Chang Compestine) and A Gift (by Yong Chen) In addition, the activities are aligned with ELA Common Core standards. There are several interactive pages devoted to the holiday and to the literature selections.
This 34 page PDF File includes:
-Page 2: Literature Connections
-Page 3: “My Schema” Organizer (Chinese New Year)
-Pages 4-5: "Anchor Chart" (Chinese New Year; five senses)
-Page 6: Informational Writing (Chinese New Year)
-Page 7: Prewriting Organizer (Chinese New Year)
-Page 8: Drafting Paper (Chinese New Year)
-Page 9: Opinion Writing (Chinese New Year)
-Page 10: Making Words (Secret Word - tradition)
-Page 11: Directions: How to Make Paper Lanterns
-Page 12: How to Make Paper Lanterns (Organizer)
-Pages 13-14: How to Make Paper Lanterns (Draft paper)
-Page 15: Introduction to "The Runaway Wok"
-Page 16: "The Runaway Wok" Vocabulary Page (generosity)
-Page 17: Character Map (main character: Ming)
-Page 18: Circle Map (Visualizing Story Events)
-Page 19: "The Runaway Wok" (examples of sharing)
-Page 20: Brace Map (Visualizing Setting)
-Page 21: Double Bubble Map (Gingerbread Man/Runaway Wok)
-Page 22: Dialogue Organizer (main character - Ming)
-Page 23: Beginning, Middle, End Organizer
-Page 24: Character Map Organizer
-Page 25: Opinion Writing (The Runaway Wok)
-Page 26: Lesson Organizer (The Runaway Wok)
-Page 27: Introduction to "A Gift"
-Page 28: "A Gift" Vocabulary Page (tradition)
-Page 29: Character Chat (feelings change)
-Page 30: "I Wonder" Organizer (asking questions)
-Page 31: Author's Purpose Organizer
-Page 32: Making Connections Organizer
-Page 33: Character Map (main character - Amy)
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