Valentine's Day Traditions Around the World!

Valentine's Day Traditions Around the World!
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  1. Help your students learn about other cultures and celebrate Valentine's Day! Using the links provided, students will practice their research skills to learn how Valentine's Day (or their own Love Holiday) is celebrated across the world! Assignment includes two parts. Part 1 students use one link to
  2. Students will gain more cultural awareness by seeing how China celebrates their own "day of love" or "Valentine's Day" by reading the Chinese Legend of Niulang and Zhinu. As students read through the story, they will summarize each portion through their own illustration as explained in their hand ou
  3. Have students create their own gaekkebrev! Using this hand out, students will learn of the Denmark tradition and have the opportunity to partake in i themselves! Includes step by step instructions to help students to make their own traditional Danish Valentine! Additional tips for teacher are also i
  4. This resource offers 2 versions: a basic and advanced allowing for it to be used great for differentiated learning! Both may also be used for an additional level of scaffolding!Students will begin by reading about the South African Valentine's Day tradition of pinning the name of one's crush on thei
  5. Read through four original stories about Valentine's Day traditions around the world! As you read, find the key vocabulary words, then define them in your own words. Next, prove your understanding of the words and their definitions through matching words with their definition as well as antonym prac
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Students are able to explore the traditions celebrated around the world with this complete week of activities (5 lesson thematic unit)!

First, students will research various countries' traditions through the step by step guide of close reading the informational articles given, and a tradition- country matching activity.

Second, students will read original stories of various people celebrating this day around the world! As they read, they will identify key vocabulary words, work to define them, then process through matching their antonyms and definitions!

Third, students will dive deeper in reading an original, kid-friendly writing of China's folklore which tells the story of their own Valentine's Day. As they read they will practice the strategy of summarizing by illustrating each section via the handout provided.

Fourth, students will be guided through a creative writing exercise to write a love story (or not so in love story) that follows a South African tradition! *This included both a basic and advanced option to allow for differentiation and additional scaffolding

Fifth, students will use the hand out to facilitate a Danish tradition of making gaekkebrevs! Students will use the step by step process to make their own special Valentine's in this unique way! (*Includes notes for teachers to finalize lesson plan)

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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