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Chinese Lunar New Year Digital Library Lesson


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This 2022 Chinese Lunar New Year library lesson includes a slide presentation, scavenger hunt activity, and recommended reads list.

Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you!

Needed to open and editGoogle Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

This lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:

  • 55-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 22 slides are whole class lesson slides.
    • 34 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 22 recommended books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF)
    • The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for high-quality, interesting books about China, Chinese folklore, and Chinese New Year.
  • 2 Scavenger Hunt activities with answer key (3 pages)
  • Editable lesson plan (9 pages) with:
    • AASL National School Library Standards (2018),
    • National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, and
    • TEKS.
  • Directions for using this lesson with on a “specials” rotation (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)

22 Whole Class Lesson Slides include:

  • Sign language slide and how-to sign link (“China”)
  • A guided discussion of Lunar New Year traditions.
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

34 Scrolling Slides include:

  • Guided lesson on how to count to five (5) in Chinese, including a video link and a pronunciation guide.
  • Facts and definitions about: Great Wall of China, Harbin ice sculptures, giant pandas, Lunar New Year traditions, hóng bāo (red envelopes or packets), Chinese Zodiac, and high-speed trains.
  • Vocabulary words: dumpling and prosperity
  • Library review question about the Dewey 900’s section
  • “Did You Know” slides
  • “Would You Rather?” and “This or That” question slides
  • Trivia questions with answers
  • This week’s birthdays and agenda

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the Lunar New Year-themed books are NOT included.  You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book.  If your library owns an interactive ebook that has audio read-aloud, you could also share how to read or access it through your online catalog or ebook management platform.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire –  C.1. – D.1. – D.2. – D.3.
  • Include – A.3. – D.2.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
© Copyright 2019 Texas Education Agency. 

  • TEKS 113.11 B.11.A. – TEKS 113.11 B.11.B.
  • TEKS 113.12 B.14.A. – TEKS 113.12 B.14.B.
  • TEKS 113.13 B.12.A. – TEKS 113.13 B.12.B.
  • TEKS 113.14 B.10.A. – TEKS 113.14 B.10.B.
  • TEKS 110.6 1.A. – TEKS 113.15 B.17.A.
  • TEKS 110.7 B.1.A. – TEKS 113.16 B.21.A

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1 review for Chinese Lunar New Year Digital Library Lesson

  1. Laura Runge (verified owner)

    I like these Library Lessons from Mrs. Reader Pants because I can use them with multiple grade levels. They are high interest, low prep!

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