Chinese New Year Craft Reading & STEM Activities How to Catch a Dragon

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Looking for unique and exciting way to introduce the Chinese New Year? Help catch the dragon with an engaging STEM pulley system challenge, create unique dragon art, or teach a fun, Chinese New Year themed guided reading unit. This resource reviews multiple comprehension skills through focused worksheets and provides multiple writing extensions with graphic organizers. This book companion unit for How to Catch a Dragon by Adam Wallace and Elekerton is packed full of enriching activities for your students. This unit is perfect for winter in the classroom or an exciting Chinese New Year themed learning experience.

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Comprehension Skill Activities:

➙ Making Predictions

➙ Text Evidence

➙ Character, Setting, Plot

➙ Character Analysis

➙ Character

➙ Retell

➙ Story Elements

➙ Author's Purpose

➙ Sequencing

➙ Key Events

➙ Problem and Solution

➙ Text Connections

➙ Basic Comprehension

Art:

➙ Dargon Craft & Writing:

  • Opinion wiring: "Is it a Good Idea to Catch a Dragon?"
  • How-to writing: "How I Would Catch a Dragon"
  • Informative writing: "All About the Chinese New Year"

Other:

➙ STEM: Dragon Pulley System Trap (simple machines: Pulley)

➙ STEM:

  • STEM graphic organizers
  • STEMposters
  • STEM directions & materials list
  • STEM guiding questions

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-2
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

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