Golden Dragon Parade

My Book of the Week

Golden Dragon Parade by Anastasia Suen
Holiday easy reader

Chinese New Year is here.
Come along to the Golden Dragon Parade.

  • Copyright: 2011
  • Guided Reading level: B
  • Intervention Level: 2
  • DRA Level: 2
  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Bebop Books

Book Activities:

Welcome in the Year of the Dragon on January 23rd with stories and games.

Enjoy these Chinese New Year crafts, puzzles and games.

Make a Chinese New Year Dragon.

Use these Golden Dragon Parade lesson plans with your class.

Also available in Spanish


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I looked up.
I stopped breathing.
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