Recognize diversity and share the spirit of the Chinese New Year with my Spanish-language Reading Comprehension Activity materials.
In this bundle you get:
1. A colorful cover image that can be printed and displayed in the classroom to generat student interest,
2. A paragraph-length reading assignment in Spanish with discussion / comprehension questions,
3. A second version of the reading assignment that replaces the discussion questions with space where students write a translation underneath each line of text,
4. An English-language fill-in-the-blank worksheet that helps you measure students' reading comprehension and recall,
5. A word search containing key terms related to the Chinese New Year,
6. A short reading selection for Levels I-II students that summarizes the 2017 New Year, supports vocabulary development, emphasizes the use of cognates as a reading strategy, and features present, preterit, and the future tenses in a comprehensible and accessible way. This activity is easily scaffold to be individual, collaborative, and ultimately reviewed as a whole class.
7. A short list of online resources where the teacher can find additional information for the lesson, and
8. A one-page activity sheet for the 2018 Year of the Dog New Year. This handout also features a word search with the 12 animals of the Chinese Horoscope.
9. A list of the Foreign Language Standards that apply to this lesson:
SI.3.1 Identify main ideas and some details when listening and reading.
SI.3.2. Comprehend simple, culturally authentic, oral, and written materials, such as announcements, messages, and advertisements that use familiar vocabulary and grammatical structures.
SI.4 The student will use verbal and nonverbal cues to understand simple spoken and written messages in Spanish.
SI.4.1. Differentiate among statements, questions, and exclamations.
SI.10.2. Demonstrate an awareness that social practices and personal interactions differ among cultures.
SII.3.1 Understand main ideas and identify essential details when listening and reading.
SII.9.1. Identify similarities and differences of traditions, such as those related to holidays, foods, family, and celebrations.
Answer keys are included for the worksheets and handouts.
I think that these materials will be a useful addition to multi-cultural classrooms and great for substitute plans and for use during the interim periods when you are between thematic units.