Chinese Zodiac Task Cards for Grammar and Mechanics Practice and Review
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These task cards about the Chinese zodiac let your students demonstrate their knowledge of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Each card has 1 sentence on it about 1 of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Sentences are written in simple English so your ELLs who are at an intermediate proficiency level or your older students who are not reading at grade level can comprehend them. Younger students can also use these Chinese zodiac task cards as a review.
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* This product is included in a Big Bundle with 5 other resources about China and is available HERE.
* It is also available in a small Writing Bundle of 2 resources, which you can find HERE.
* You can also find it in the Ancient & Modern China Reading & Writing Bundle, with 4 resources, available HERE.
* You can also find this product in a bundle of 4 grammar resources; click HERE for more info.
Resource at a Glance:
* Students will learn information about each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
* Students will practice identifying errors in sentences and then correct them.
* All students learning about China.
* You can use this resource to assess your students’ ability to use capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar correctly.
* It lets you combine learning about Chinese culture with developing language arts skills.
* The answer key makes it easy for you and/or your students to quickly check their work.
* Color and black-and-white versions of materials provide teaching flexibility.
What educators who have used this resource say about it:
♥ "Fun holiday activity for ELLs." -- Susan H.
♥ "Thank you for the resource. My students enjoyed using them in my language arts center." -- Faye D.
What you get in this product:
★ A table of contents for quick reference (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information (1 page)
★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed (1 page)
★ A set of 12 task cards, in color (3 pages)
★ An answer sheet for students, in color (1 page)
★ An answer key for teachers, in color (1 page)
★ A set of 12 task cards, in black-and-white (3 pages)
★ An answer sheet for students, in black-and-white (1 page)
★ An answer key for teachers, in black-and-white (1 page)
Each sentence on these Chinese zodiac task cards has 1 error in punctuation, capitalization, spelling, or grammar and the task for your students is to identify the type of error and then fix it so the sentence is written correctly. Multiple choice responses are included on each task card. An answer sheet for your students and an answer key for you and/or your students are both provided. All materials come in both color and black-and-white versions.
You can use these low-prep task cards in multiple ways: As a pre-assessment to determine what your students already know about capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Or use these task cards about the animals of the Chinese zodiac as a formative review. They can also be given as a homework task, be used as a reward, or be used just for fun. Students can work on them individually, in pairs, or in small groups. You can also display them on a whiteboard and have your class work on them that way.
These Chinese zodiac task cards are in color because the animal images are photographs taken by me of an artifact bought in China. However, a version of the task cards in black-and-white is also provided if you prefer not to print them out in color. Black-and-white versions of the student answer sheet and answer key are also included for your convenience.
A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed by this resource is included if you work in a Common Core state.
You can use these Chinese zodiac task cards in the following ways:
a) When teaching remotely, display 1 task card on your screen and tell students to find and correct the error, then ask for volunteers to share their responses.
b) When teaching remotely, display 1 task card page (showing 4 task cards) on your screen; put students in 4 breakout rooms and assign group to do 1 task card. Tell students to find and correct the error, then bring everyone back to the whole class and ask for volunteers from each group to share their responses.
c) Send photocopies of the blank and/or filled-in charts you want students to use or email students the charts and tell students to print them out if they have access to a printer. If using the blank charts, tell students to read their textbook or search online for answers to the questions and write answers in the appropriate sections on the charts. If you wish, have students send/email their work back to you so you check it. If using the filled-in charts, tell the students to read the charts. To use the task cards and puzzles, send photocopies home or email copies to students and tell them to print them out if they have access to a printer. Tell students to write answers to the task card questions and to do the puzzles, then send/email the work back to you so you can check it. Alternatively, you can also send home/email the answer keys and tell students to correct the puzzles themselves.
Your students will also enjoy learning a little about the Chinese zodiac in whatever way these task cards are used!
You might also like these products about China:
★ Chinese New Year Writing & Reading Activities
★ C is for China: An ABC Book with Facts & Photos about Chinese Culture, Geography & History
★ Chinese Zodiac Animals: Clip Art Based on Photographs
★ Chinese Zodiac Word Search Puzzles
★ Chinese Dynasties, Emperors & Philosophers: Charts, Task Cards & Puzzles
Or buy a small bundle:
★ China Bundle: Culture (includes the Chinese Zodiac Clipart and C is for China products)
★ China Bundle: Writing (includes the Chinese New Year Writing Activities and ELA Task Cards products)
Or buy the big bundle with 6 resources:
★ China Big Bundle of Writing, Reading, Grammar, Wordsearch Activities & Clipart (includes the C is for China ABC Book; Chinese Zodiac Animals Clipart, Chinese New Year Writing and Reading Activities; Chinese New Year ELA Task Cards, Chinese New Year Word Search Puzzles; and Chinese Dynasties, Emperors & Philosophers products)
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