These task cards about the Chinese zodiac let your students demonstrate their knowledge of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Each card has 1 sentence on it about 1 of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Sentences are written in simple English so your English Language Learners who are at an intermediate proficiency level or your older students who are not reading at grade level can comprehend them. Younger students can also use these Chinese zodiac task cards as a review.
Resource at a Glance:
★ What will students learn and do?
* Students will learn information about each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
* Students will practice identifying errors in sentences and then correct them.
★ Who is it for?
* All students learning about China.
★ How does it help teachers?
* You can use this resource to assess your students’ ability to use capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar correctly.
* It lets you combine learning about Chinese culture with developing language arts skills.
* The answer key makes it easy for you and/or your students to quickly check their work.
* Color and black-and-white versions of materials provide teaching flexibility.
What you get in this product:
★ A table of contents for quick reference (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information (1 page)
★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed (1 page)
★ A set of 12 task cards, in color (3 pages)
★ An answer sheet for students, in color (1 page)
★ An answer key for teachers, in color (1 page)
★ A set of 12 task cards, in black-and-white (3 pages)
★ An answer sheet for students, in black-and-white (1 page)
★ An answer key for teachers, in black-and-white (1 page)
Each sentence on these Chinese zodiac task cards has 1 error in punctuation, capitalization, spelling, or grammar and the task for your students is to identify the type of error and then fix it so the sentence is written correctly. Multiple choice responses are included on each task card. An answer sheet for your students and an answer key for you and/or your students are both provided. All materials come in both color and black-and-white versions.
You can use these low-prep task cards in multiple ways: As a pre-assessment to determine what your students already know about capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Or use these task cards about the animals of the Chinese zodiac as a formative review. They can also be given as a homework task, be used as a reward, or be used just for fun. Students can work on them individually, in pairs, or in small groups. You can also display them on a whiteboard and have your class work on them that way.
These Chinese zodiac task cards are in color because the animal images are photographs taken by The ESL Nexus of an artifact purchased in China. However, a version of the task cards in black-and-white is also provided if you prefer not to print them out in color. Black-and-white versions of the student answer sheet and answer key are also included for your convenience.
A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed by this resource is included if you work in a Common Core state.
Your students will also enjoy learning a little about the Chinese zodiac in whatever way these task cards are used!
Thank you and happy teaching!
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