The following is a reading comprehension worksheet talks about how the tradition of using firecrackers became a part of the Chinese New Year. It discusses the folk tale of Nian around which the celebration is based. This reading is appropriate for high beginner readers.
This worksheet utilizes reading skills and guides students through the comprehension process from gist to deeper meaning. The worksheet uses a graphic organizer to help students collect and report information in the reading. The worksheet also includes a discussion topic to help teachers take the reading a bit further in the classroom.