New Year's Traditions Around the World: Grades 2-3

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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This is a Revised and Updated ELA CCSS Aligned Thematic Unit about New Year’s Traditions Around the World for Grades 2-3.The countries included are: America, Mexico, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland, China, and Israel. Students will learn about the first new year celebration, when each country celebrates the new year, interesting traditions, and special foods eaten through fun reading and writing activities. Unit Planning guide and CCSS included.
Table of Contents
Common Core Standards
Unit Planning Guide

Introduction Activities
Word Wall Words
Shared Reading Book: “New Year’s Day Traditions Around the World”
World Map: Locate the Countries Activity
Reading Text: “The History of New Year’s Day”
Comprehension Questions
Writing Activities

Setting Up Passport of Reading Texts and Writing Activities
Passport Book Cover
7 Country Reading Texts
7 Country Writing Activities
Picture/Word/Fact Card Matching Activities
Color and B/W cards

Wrapping Up the Unit Activities:
Writing Prompts, Country New Year’s Traditions Report
Informative Text and Opinion Piece Graphic Organizers
Writing Prompts
Venn Diagram Compare and Contrast Writing Activity
Writing Papers
Country New Year’s Traditions Graphic Organizer
Country Report Writing Book Pages
Class Writing Book Cover

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*****Please download the Preview file to see the complete Unit Planning Guide and sample pages the Shared Reading Book, 2 Differentiated Reading Texts, Writing, and Literacy activities included in this packet. Thank you.

***If you purchased the original packet please go to your Purchase page to download the new revised product.
Total Pages
88 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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