Hello! Thank you for looking at ‘Eight Course’ Chinese New Year Language Celebration! Did you know that The Chinese New Year begins on February 10th this year and it lasts for 15 days? In addition, it is traditional to prepare an eight to nine course meal on the last day to celebrate! The numbers eight and nine are lucky in China!
I created these activities for my students who have diverse language goals. The lessons were created to help improve the short-term memory, listening comprehension, auditory processing, receptive language with regard to understanding specific linguistic concepts, expressive language to complete a simile, vocabulary development and to formulate sentences containing new words, morphology to produce possessive pronouns and possessive nouns forms and to develop thinking and reasoning skills in response to information presented about the Chinese New Year. I put it on TPT for all of you to enjoy as well!
8 Lessons ‘Courses of the Chinese New Year Celebration’ pages are as follows:
Lesson #1 – pages 1&2 – Regular possessive nouns
Lesson #2 – pages 3&4 – Regular possessive pronouns
Lesson #3 – pages 5&7 – Inferencing situation cards
Lesson #4- pages 8&9 – Following directions containing linguistic concepts
of inclusion & exclusion (for SLPS this activity is similar to that of the CELF-4 Concepts and Directives). For this activity, I print out 5-6 sets for a small group. I put them in plastic pages protectors and have my students use dry erase markers, as to not waste printer ink and laminate.
Page 10 – Directions for activity – but feel free to add to the directions or have your students formulate the directives containing the vocabulary and adding specific referential vocabulary.
Page 11 -For this activity, I included a parent note as well! This activity is ultimately designed to help students in the classroom with comprehension and the ability to act on spoken directions that are essential for achieving in all subject areas and required for lessons, assignments and activities in the classroom and at home. Terms included – Inclusional / exclusional – all, except, and, with, etc. )
Lesson #5 – Pages 13&14Complete the simile. I tell the students to identify the adjective in the simile and then to think of a word that best describes that adjective. You could add in a descriptive noun (so that they could provide a noun and an adjective).
Lesson #6- Pages 15-19 – 5 pages, 4 paragraphs on each page that students or teacher can read and ask questions - Improving Auditory Processing Skills & Short-term Recall –Chinese New Year Theme - This activity can be used from students to improve auditory processing skills. I created this activity for my students who had difficulty listening to short paragraphs and then responding to questions regarding them. The 20 short paragraphs consist of about two sentences containing specific referential vocabulary. Students are reminded to repeat information back to him/herself, as well as, to visualize what is being said. This task requires attention, short-term memory and comprehension skills in order to correctly answer questions.. The answers to the questions are found directly in the content of the paragraphs! All of the 20 short paragraphs were researched and then written by me around the Chinese New Year Theme to make it more relevant to this time of year! .
Lesson #7 – Vocabulary Development page 20– I print these out as Lotto Cards, or vocabulary sheets. You can describe the items and have the students identify, let the students describe and identify, label the words, or ask them to formulate a sentence containing two/three words.
Lesson #8 – pages 21-27 – You could use this activity with your older students to develop thinking and reasoning skills. When I present the Chinese New Year Theme to my younger students, I fill the unit in and ask them the questions. I pull pictures up on my iPad for each topic. Or you could google image. Due to copyrights, I am only able to include pictures that I purchased previously.
Clip-art for these activities was purchased at www.ScrappinDoodles.com and www.etsy store – KlouiseDigiArt
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