The Legend of Nian
Legend (fiction) 188 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 490L.Nian is a dragon beast that comes out of the ocean once a year and eats people. He especially likes to eat children. One year, an old man arrives and says he can keep the dragon beast away. Will he succeed? The Legend of Nian presents the classic Chinese legend with beautiful illustrations and is a great way to introduce students to the Chinese New Year. The story will also provide opportunities to teach students about characters, adjectives, and onomatopoeia.
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