Happy New Year!

From fireworks to costumes to dancing and watching a ball drop, the New Year is celebrated in different ways around the world. After reading a three-page passage on different countries' New Year traditions, pupils respond to 10 questions based on what they read.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an instructional tool or as independent practice
  • As an extension, have class members create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast how the New Year is celebrated in two different countries mentioned in the passage
Classroom Considerations
  • Best used in a study of winter holidays around the world
  • Passage is a Lexile® 460 reading leve 
  • The six-page packet comes with the reading passage, 10 reading response questions, vocabulary worksheets, and an answer key
  • Designed for Common Core
  • None