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Chinese Lunar New Year Digital Library Lesson


Grade Levels:
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This 2023 Chinese Lunar New Year library lesson includes a slide presentation, scavenger hunt activity, and recommended reads list.

The lesson focuses on China, and this product author lived in Shanghai and Suzhou from 2014-2020. The author took several of the photos in this lesson herself when she lived in China.

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

This lesson has 87 slides & pages, and includes:

  • 60-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 21 slides are for the read-aloud and/or guided lesson that walks you through the storytime lesson.
    • 34 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 23 recommended books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF)
    • The list is editable and great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
  • Two (2) editable, differentiated scavenger hunts (3 pages, PowerPoint and PDF)
    • Students “hunt” for images and information in the “scrolling slides” part of the presentation. This gives students something to focus on during library checkout and downtime.
    • Includes 2 scavenger hunts. One is images-only, and the other is images and text.
    • Answer key is included.
  • Detailed, pre-filled Library Lesson Plan in editable PDF and PowerPoint formats (9 pages), aligned to:
    • AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
  • Lesson tips and tricks (6 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)

21 Lesson Slides:

Part 1 is a guided whole-class discussion. The slides walk you through the entire class discussion, from start to finish.

  • ASL sign language for “China” — includes video links and step-by-step directions for making the signs
  • A guided discussion of Lunar New Year traditions.
  • Slide for your read-aloud (paste the book cover on the slide).
  • Checkout reminders slide — Add your own reminders!

34 Scrolling Slides:

Part 2 is the scrolling slides. Set them on a timer to scroll on a screen during library checkout. Students can use the scrolling slides to complete one of the two Scavenger Hunts.

  • Vocabulary Words of the Week: “dumping” and “prosperity”
  • 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 given as gifts), Chinese Zodiac, and high-speed trains.
  • Library review question about the Dewey 900’s section
  • “Did You Know” slides
  • “Would You Rather?” and “True or False” question slides
  • Trivia questions with answers
  • This week’s birthdays and agenda

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the 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 the ebook(s), you could also share how to read or access ebooks 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.3.
  • Include – C.2. – D.2.
  • Collaborate – A.2. – D.1.
  • Explore – A.1. – A.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.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

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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Grade Levels

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

1-2 class periods

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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