Chinese New Year Reading Passage and Questions: Interactive Notebook Activity

Chinese New Year Reading Passage and Questions: Interactive Notebook Activity
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Chinese New Year: Passage & Activity for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS - You and your students will enjoy learning about the customs and traditions of the Chinese New Year celebrations.This is a perfect passage for January, especially to use at the start of a New Year, or it can be used any time of the year when studying China or holiday traditions.

Please click on the preview above to get a better idea of what is included.

Please note... This passage will help increase your students' understanding of the holiday Chinese New Year, but there are some details of the holiday I did not cover. Kids could do further research if they have any unanswered questions. They will walk away with lots of great info. though!!


IMPORTANT---- I offer this SAME passage in two different formats. This particular passage is formatted for interactive notebooks. It is the exact same passage and questions just formatted differently from the full page version.

If you would like to purchase the one page passage with 6 text-based questions that go along with the passage, click HERE. You can then read the description to see which format works best for you.


This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but it can be used with more advanced third graders or weaker fifth grade readers. Please use your best judgement.


This pack includes a short close reading passage that should help students better understand the holiday of Chinese New Year. The passage is a half sheet, so it will work perfectly to glue into an interactive reading notebook or social studies notebook. Two are printed to a page. Once glued into the interactive notebook, students can write their thinking out to the side of the passage.

In addition to the passage, there are three flippable activities (all printed on one sheet) for their notebook. One is on the definition of prosperous, one focuses on preparations for the home before the new year, and the others focus on 4 other comprehension questions related to the passage.

In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.

**PLEASE... if you see any typos, send me a message before you rate the product. I can usually have corrections made very quickly. Thank you ahead of time.


Take a look at all of my close reading passages and activities by clicking HERE
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