The Legend of Chang E and the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
An illustrated story based on the ancient Taoist legend of Chang E, celebrated each year in the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
A pdf resource that includes a picture story book for classroom use and 10 activities with resource sheets, differentiated through picture prompts, scaffolding or simplification. The language activities comply with the KS2 English curriculum. Other, fun to do activities involve working with a Chinese calendar, reproducing a Chinese character and following a recipe to make traditional mooncakes.
The introductory pages give the teacher cultural and historical information, providing a comprehensive insight into the background of the festival and legend.
Literacy objectives:
• Ask and answer questions about a fiction text and take part in a class discussion.
• Talk about characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives, explaining and justifying views
• Prepare a short drama piece based on a section of the text.
• Make predictions about events related to the story.
• Understand how sentence structure and subordination can enhance meaning.
• Describe characters and a setting.
• Make a story plan.
• Write own narrative, using the past tense for narrative.
Curriculum links: English, RE, maths, design and technology, art
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Created: Sep 6, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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