Theme: Chinese / Chinese American

The Nian Monster: Event Kit

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Mythology, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

THE NIAN MONSTER Chinese New Year (Or Any Time of Year) Event Kit Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Booksellers, Play Groups, Chinese Culture Organizations Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE KIT Use this kit to celebrate Chinese New Year or Chinese culture any time of the year. In the picture book The Nian Monster, the creature of Chinese legend appears in modern Shanghai ready to devour the city.  First, though, he plans to eat young Xingling!  No worries, Xingling has a plan.  She will feed the monster three Chinese New Year culinary delights to keep him too distracted and...

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The Story I’ll Tell: Adoption & Arrival Writing Activity

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Family, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

THE STORY I’LL TELL Adoption & Arrival Writing Activity   Best Users: Adoption Organizations, Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 About the Activity: The Story I’ll Tell opens with an adoptive mother saying to her child, “someday when you ask me where you came from, I will tell you a story.”  She proceeds to tell the child’s arrival story with hot air balloons, galloping horses, lanterns in the sky, dragons and more.  She concludes with a commitment to also tell her child the...

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When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Nature & Environment, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

When the Sea Turned to Silver ACTIVITIES Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Chinese Culture Organizations, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 About the Activities: Email Subscribers: Download Links HERE.     How Long is Longevity? (Math) In the book, a magistrate steals a a bite from the peach of longevity. Folktales do not usually lead to math but if you explore the years in this story, you may solve some mysteries with this Math Exercise Fit for an Emperor! DOWNLOAD: How Long is Longevity?     Nuwa’s Stones (Science) The five-colored...

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When the Sea Turned to Silver: Dramatic Reading / Readers Theater

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Drama, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  When the Sea Turned to Silver DRAMATIC READING KIT   Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Chinese Culture Organizations Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 About the Kit: When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (Little, Brown) is a chapter book filled with many stories.  One of the book’s main characters is the Storyteller, a woman renowned for her ability to both amaze and educate with her words.  You, too, are renowned for this ability.  This dramatic reading gives you the role of the Storyteller sharing a tale entitled, The Story of the Red Stone. Why a...

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Double Happiness: Origami Box & Poetry Activity

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Poetry | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In the picture book Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling and illustrated by Alina Chau (Chronicle Books), Nai Nai gives her Chinese American grandchildren each a box.  Into that box they place the things that will remind them of their life in San Francisco, their emotions about moving away and their excitement about their new home on the East Coast. “A thoughtful and moving story of memory and change.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review ORIGAMI & POETRY ACTIVITY For Classrooms, Libraries & Community Groups  ACTIVITY: DOUBLE HAPPINESS BOX...

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Starry River of the Sky: Interactive Read Aloud & Game for Events

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Kinetic Literacy | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: Create an Event with an Interactive Read Aloud and Game Based on Chinese Myth Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) follows the boy Rendi as he evolves from an angry runaway stranded in a forsaken Chinese village without friends (or the desire to make friends) to a boy who rescues that village by trusting himself and others. Rendi becomes that hero by listening to ancient stories and by telling his own. Like Grace Lin’s related Newbery Honor novel, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the stories within this novel seem only to...

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