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  • Name: Marc Marshall Lesson Title: Holidays: ESOL Lesson on Chinese New Year Class and Grade level(s): ESOL Freshmen, Newcomers Survival Skills Class. Goals and Objectives The student will be able to: Use English (speaking, listening, writing and reading) within the context of a lesson on holidays. To included Chinese New Year within the context of other holidays. • Learn new vocabulary on holidays and use within a sentence. • To be able to speak using the vocabulary and general lesson. • Compare and contrast various holidays and special days. • To identify the key facts in reading assignment. • To recognize and read important aspects of the Chinese New Year Curriculum standards addressed: From Kansas Curricular Standards for ESOL and Wichita ELL Learner Outcomes. Standard 1: Benchmark 1: The student uses English to process and construct meaning. Standard 2: Benchmark 1: The student uses English to convey meaning in spoken Form. Standard 3: Benchmark 2: The student uses vocabulary skills to develop fluency. Standard 3: Benchmark 3: the student uses comprehension skills to acquire knowledge. Standard 4: Benchmark 1: The student uses ideas and content in writing. Time required/class periods needed: Two or Three class periods Primary source bibliography: Personal experience living in China. Day in the Life of China, by David C. Cohen Classroom maps, World atlas, pictures on China Chinese objects and food use in celebrating Chinese New Year Oxford Picture Dictionary. Other resources used: Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year: The internet has a lot of information on Chinese New Year. You can even participate in Chinese New year parties on line.
  • Required materials/supplies: Worksheets, world map, Chinese zodiac chart, various Chinese foods, various Chinese decorations. (You can find most things at an Asian store.), paper,, markers and colors. Vocabulary: Proper Nouns: Asia, China, Chinese, Lunar New Year, Gregorian calendar, Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Lantern Festival, Other vocabulary: Zodiac, celebrate, traditions, multicultural, decorations, characteristics, customs
  • Procedure: Essential Question(s): What is Chinese New Year? What are the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year? Why is it important to study Chinese New Year? How does Chinese New Year compare with other holidays? Classroom Procedure: • Begin class by asking simple questions about holidays. Ask students if they know any other holidays that we have not studied? • Explain and introduce Chinese New Year and talk about the holiday. Briefly describe how the ancient Chinese used a lunar calendar and how it compares with our calendar. • Give information about the history of Chinese New Year and some of its customs and traditions. Tell the students how the holiday is celebrated in China and other places throughout the world, e.g. Like Chinatown. • Give students a list of the vocabulary words and have them put the words in alphabetical order. Have students use dictionary to translate if needed and use words in a sentence. • Give students Chinese zodiac sheet. Explain to students the years on a Chinese calendar and that each year is represented by a different animal. Each new year is a different animal and people who are born in that year has particular characteristics. • Have each student figure out the years for each animal and find out what year they were born and what year members of their family were born. Have them make a chart of themselves and family members and list the animal and characteristics. Rabbit-gentle, dragon-successful, bold, snake-elegant, sensible, horse-popular, clever, capable, sheep- sincere, sensible, artistic, monkey- original, talented, rooster- dependable, adventurous, forgiving, dog-responsible, gracious, pig-trustworthy, loyal, rat-loving, keeper of secrets, charming, hard- working, ox-patient, easy-going, slow to anger, tiger-courageous, proud, cautious. Also, have student take each of the characteristics and give a definition and write a sentence of each word. • Have students compare Chinese New Year and another holiday. How are they alike? How are they different? • Have students do a short research paper on Chinese New Year. Have them write two questions they would like to know about the Chinese New Year. Have them go on the internet and find answers to their questions and interesting facts about Chinese New Year. Grammatical and sentence structure focus: • To learn how to construct and use a question and simple response. • To learn and use correctly the What, Where, Why, When and How questions words. • What is Chinese New Year? It is____________. • When is Chinese New Year? It is _________. • Who celebrates Chinese New Year? They are______________. • I like_________________. • I dislike_______________. • This is the same as______________. • This is different as_________________.
  • Assessment/evaluation: • Students should be able to answer questions on Chinese New Year. • Students should be able to write a simple paragraph on Chinese New Year. • Students should be able to answer questions in complete sentences in writing. • Students should understand Chinese zodiac chart. • Students should understand pictures and sentences about traditions and customs. • At the end of class period, review and with students the lesson and ask what they have learned. • Review simple dialogues and vocabulary. Extension Activity: • Give students a brief lesson on Chinese characters. Show the students how to write the numbers in Chinese. • Take the students to and have them get a Chinese name. • Have students write a Chinese New Year Poem. Write a word or phrase that starts with each letter of “Chinese New Year” Assessment/evaluation