This packet has been set up to highlight two different countries’ New Year’s traditions at a time. (Israel, India, China, Iran, United Kingdom, Japan and U.S.A.) The passages include comprehension questions, language connection questions and a writing prompt. The question types include multiple choice, multiple select and write to respond. These passages and questions can be presented as a Powerpoint for a whole group lesson, can be printed to use as group projects or as individual assessments. An answer key for each section is included as well as fluency assessments for all the passages.