This Chinese New Year for Older Kids unit is a great way to integrate reading, writing, and math with social studies concepts, while learning about something fun and thematic during January or February.
Specifically it contains:
Chinese New Year Traditions Comprehension Passage
Legend of the Chinese Zodiac (12 Year Animal Cycle) Comprehension Passage
Nian Folktale (Origins of Chinese New Year) Comprehension Passage
Lantern Festival and Folktale Comprehension Passage
Map of the World and China’s Flag
Map of China
Mentor Text Book List
Chinese Animals Idioms: Figurative Language
Chinese New Year Context Clues
12 Chinese Zodiac Animal Posters
Chinese Zodiac Animals Yearly Chart
Make a Lantern Craftivity
Lucky Red Envelope Craftivity
Math Problem Solving (double sided)
How to Write a Pourquois Tale Handout
Pourquois Writing Pages
Writing #1 – 10 Handout
Speaking Chinese Handout
Compare Your New Year to Chinese New Year Venn Diagram
32 Task Cards: Chinese New Year Themed Frequently Confused Words
Task Card Record Sheet
Task Card Key
Detailed Teacher Notes
I love this unit because it is thematic (my favorite way to teach) but it still meets standards that you want to reinforce, and it does it with a high interest subject. Perfect!
Would you like to try a freebie from this unit? Here's one with a Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Legend and a chart with all of the Chinese New Year animals:
Chinese New Year Freebie
Need some other resources for this time of the year?
Valentine’s Day Literacy Unit for 4th/5th
President’s Day Literacy Set for 4th/5th
Black History Literacy Set for 4th/5th
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