It’s that time of year again! Parents are rejoicing, and teachers are prepping… School supplies, classroom décor, staff meetings, professional development… It’s back to school time! As you prepare your classroom for back-to-school, have you thought about the routines and traditions other children around the world have?
Through my resources, I strive to connect kids to the stories and traditions of other children who may have different traditions. This is why I created my differentiated reading unit on Back-to-School traditions around the world.
Did you know that kindergarten children in Germany receive paper cones filled with school supplies and treats? Children in Japan have a good luck back-to-school lunch of rice with seaweed sauce and quail eggs. In Russia, children bring flowers to their teacher.
Open the world to your students and teach them about cultures and traditions that are different from their own!
These differentiated passages are great for guided reading lessons, differentiated independent work, or homework. There are three levels, appropriate for grades 2-5. The passages are accompanied by text-based multiple-choice questions and two different writing prompts.
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