Saturday, March 9, 2013

1st Grade--Chinese New Year

Students read paper copies of Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin. I like that it has the fictitious story, with non-fiction information given at the back.

After reading students completed any 2 Tools4Students graphic organizers of their choice. Most opted for main idea/detail, fact/opinion, sequence of events, or character.  Then they created an iDiary entry describing how they celebrate New Year's. I gave them the choice of describing either how they celebrate Chinese New Year or "American" New Year's. I asked them to make at least 3 specific comparisons between the book and themselves.

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