Chinese New Year (SE)

Chinese New Year (SE)
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Chinese New Year is a time of celebration and festivities. This story looks at how a mother and her son prepare for holiday. Features of the Chinese New Year Book are; – The use of repetition as a support, – The variety of verbs – “make”, “sweep”, “put”, “change”, “hang”, and “wait”, – The Chinese cultural content, – The blends – “sw”, “ch”, “cl”, and “bl”, – The challenge in the vocabulary – “dumplings”, “blankets”, “lanterns”, and “envelopes”, – The change from “We” to “I” on page 7, – The high-frequency words – “We”, “the”, “out”, “to”, “my”, and “for”. Purpose; The Chinese New Year book can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -hearing the individual sounds in a word; -introducing and discussing the meaning of new words within the story; -encouraging rereading of the text to clarify understanding; -practising using poetic language to write poems.

Themes covered in this book are: Relationships, Celebrations

Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)

AuthorAndrea Hsu

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level1


Guided Reading Level6

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/Topiccelebrations | Relationships

Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Descriptive language | vocabulary and word

Page Count8

Word Count36


Dimensions165 x 145