Chinese New Year Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions – Print and Digital Included

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Get your fireworks ready and celebrate the Chinese New Year with our Chinese New Year reading comprehension activities. This activity pack includes THREE Year Five and Six (Grade Four and Grade Five) non-fiction passages with six pages of unique and engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks. Gain context with our bonus Chinese New Year PowerPoint.
Chinese New Year 2023 is January 22. This product is updated each year to reflect the differences in dates and the Chinese zodiac animals. 2022 is the Year of the Rabbit. 
These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. Integrate these activities into your history and/or social studies projects! These link closely to the CCSS and New Zealand’s Literacy Progressions and Curriculum.
In this Chinese New Year reading comprehension pack you will receive:
1. Three texts – all with an extended and scaffold version:
  • What is Chinese New Year?
  • Preparing For The New Year.
  • Chinese New Year Celebrations
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities
Each passage features different activities!
  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the main idea
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Sequence
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Visualising
  • Make Predictions
  • Make Connections
3. Four Graphic Organiser Examples
  • Information Web
  • Main Idea
  • Venn Diagram
  • Flow Diagram
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions.
5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
6. An additional PowerPoint slideshow with context photos of Chinese New Year


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