Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai. Join this San Francisco institution as they present the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi (delectably sweet rice cakes) pounding. For more information on Kagami Kai visit: http://www.kagamikai.org . Aligned to Common Core State Standards: SL.2.2, SL.2.3, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, SL.4.2, SL.4.3
Mochitsuki! Mochi Pounding Ceremony with Kagami Ka
Subject Arts — Visual Arts • English Language Arts — Speaking and Listening
Grade Level Grades K-5, Grades 9-12
Common Core State Standards
Mochitsuki! Mochi Pounding Ceremony with Kagami Kai (Excerpts)
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.