Archive for April, 2009

Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/30/09

Procedure for HS 1P/2P/9P (4/30/09)

Objective: Students will demonstrate their fluency of text passages through the Audacity recording.

H/W: Study for your quiz (Chinese I and II) and work on skit (Chinese II only).

Procedure:

1. 1) Wait patiently for your drawing of passages. 2) (1P only) Ms. Chang checks your WB H/W for completion. Will go over the key tomorrow. 3) Ms. Chang will inform you of your missed work.

2. Application form for Chinese Immersion Summer Camp is available. Ask for a copy if you are interested. Please turn in within a week because Ms. Chang needs time to write a letter of recommendation for you.

3. Only Chinese-related Websites are permitted if you are done with your recording.

Procedure for MS 3P (4/30/09)

Objectives: 1) Students get to know their teacher and teacher gets to know her students. 2) Students will learn the expectations in this class.

H/W: 1) Signature slip. 2) Students Inventory sheet.

Procedure:

1. Sit on your assigned seat, please.

2. Pass out/Go over Ms. Chang’s Grading Policy & Classroom Rules.

3. Pass out/Go over the Student Inventory sheet.

4. Self-Introduction.

Procedure for MS 5P (4/30/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will start learning Chinese basic greeting terms. 2) Students will learn Chinese Pinyin system.

H/W: Review terms learned today.

Procedure:

1. Collect H/W (signature slip, Student Inventory).

2. Pass out/Go over the Exploratory Chinese Pinyin handout.

3. Review terms learned from Tuesday (Ni Hao, Zai Jian). Pass out Unit 1: Basic Greetings handout. Learn three terms (Ni Shi, Wo Shi, Zhang Lao Shi) today. Pair practice.

4. Group activity: Building community (practice saying terms and share interests).


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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/29/09

Procedure for HS 1P (4/29/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn/review new terms in lesson 6.

功課: Work book page 51 (Section E) & page 53 (Section G).

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character H/W. Ms. Chang Checks your WB H/W. 2) Check key to the WB H/W page 52. 3) Audacity recording at 2nd F. Dell Lab tomorrow.

2. Finish up new characters (, ).

3. Read text pages 71-73.

4. Flash cards activity.

Procedure for HS 2P/9P (4/29/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will use Lesson 10 Study Guide to review their quiz on Friday. 2) Students will gain through viewing a DVD.

功課: Study for quiz and practice reading for Audacity.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your art project. 2) Audacity recording at 2nd F. Dell Lab tomorrow. 3) Get a copy of Lesson 10 Study Guide. 4) (2P only) Write on the get-well card.

2. Go over Study Guide as a class. Questions?

3. Read Lesson 10 text.

4. DVD viewing (China Inside Out: New World Power, Old World Politics).

5. 10 questions/Charades/singing.

Procedure for MS 5P (4/29/09)

Objective: 1) Students will learn to do a few origami products. 2) Students will view a “Mulan II” DVD to gain some background information about the historical figure Mulan.

H/W: N/A.

Procedure:

1. Get colored paper and instruction sheet for origami project.

2. View DVD: Mulan II.

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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/28/09

Procedure for HS 1P (4/28/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn/review new terms in lesson 6.

功課: 1) 生字一行 2) Work book page 52/Section F.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character H/W. Ms. Chang Checks your WB H/W. 2) Check key to the WB H/W page 50. 3) Audacity reading: pages 70-73 only. 4) Lesson 6 quiz postpones to next Tuesday (5/5). 5) Only skit script is needed on 5/4; no need to perform. Save it and combine with Lesson 7 skit later on!

2. Character recognition activity (example).

3. Learn new characters (, , , , , ).

4. Go over the Supplementary material handout.

Procedure for HS 2P/9P (4/28/09)

Objectives: Students will review sentence patterns/terms in lesson 10.

功課: Study for your Audacity and quiz.

Procedure:

1. Art project is due tomorrow.

2. (2P only) Matching activity.

3. Read Lesson 10 passages (pages 85-87) as a class. Pair practice.

4. Culture reading: text pages 91-92.

5. Flash cards activity.

6. Dictation / Practice writing previously learned characters, if time allows.

Procedure for MS 5P (4/28/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will know their classmates and their teacher; teacher will know her students. 2) Students will learn grading policy and expectations.

H/W: 1) Signature slip. 2) Student Inventory, if not completed in class.

Procedure:

1. 1) Collect 7th graders’ signature slip. 2) Seventh graders get a free period today.

2. Pass out Class list. Students sit on their assigned seat.

3. Pass out/Go over Grading Policy and Classroom Rules.

4. Self-introduction.

5. Pass out/Go over Student Inventory as H/W tonight.


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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/27/09

Procedure for HS 1P (4/27/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice their speaking skill through Monday Sharing routine. 2) Students will continue to learn/review new terms in lesson 6.

功課: 1) 生字一行 2) Work book page 50/Section D.

Procedure:

1) Audacity on 4/30, lesson 6 quiz on 5/1 (?) and skit on 5/4 (Audacity and/or quiz grades may not be counted into Interim report). 2) Take one copy of Lesson 6 Supplementary Material handout.

  1. Monday sharing.
  2. Learn new characters (, , , , , , ).
  3. Read Lesson 6 passages to refresh memory (textbook pages 70-73).

Procedure for HS 2P/9P (4/27/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice their speaking skill through Monday Sharing routine.

2) Students will review sentence patterns/terms in lesson 10.

功課:

Procedure:

1. 1) Art project due on 4/29, audacity on 4/30, and lesson 10 quiz on 5/1 (Audacity and/or quiz grades may not be counted into Interim report).

2. Monday sharing.

3. Dictation / Practice writing previously learned characters.

4. (2P only) Group activity (5-6 students introduce yourself w/slip and find out who are in the same class).

5. Read Lesson 10 passages to refresh memory (pages 85-87).

6. (9P only) Matching activity.


Procedure for MS 5P (4/27/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will know their classmates and their teacher; teacher will know her students. 2) Students will learn grading policy and expectations.

H/W: 1) Signature slip. 2) Student Inventory.

Procedure:

1. Pass out Class List.  Students sit on their assigned seat.

2. Pass out/Go over Grading Policy and Classroom Rules.

3. Self-introduction.

4. Pass out/Go over Student Inventory as H/W tonight.

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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/24/09

Procedure for HS 1P/2P/9P (4/24/09)

Objectives: Students will gain Chinese historical/cultural perspectives through viewing The Joy Luck Club movie.

功課: Study for quiz, practice for audacity, and work on skit and art project over this weekend.

Procedure:

  1. (1P only) (1) Take one book and read pages 49-53 and 279-283. (2) Turn in your character H/W and take one slip of skit requirements.
  2. (2P/9P only) (1) Take one book. Read pages 49-53 and 279-283 while Ms. Chang checks your WB H/W. (2) Check H/W key.
  3. View “The Joy Luck Club.”
  4. Discussion.

Procedure for MS 3P/5P (4/24/09)

Objective: Students will gain historical/cultural knowledge through viewing a DVD about scenic spots and historical sites in China.

H/W: N/A.

Procedure:

1. Viewing DVD.

2. Review all learned terms (numbers, greetings, family members, colors, sports, body parts, animals).

3. Origami (ball).

4. Survey.

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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/23

Procedure for HS 1P (4/23/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice reading fluency. 2) Students will practice writing dialogues for inviting people, responding to the invitation, and inquiring of availability.

功課: 生字一行

Procedure:

  1. 1) Ms. Chang checks your WB H/W. 2) Check H/W key.
  2. Dictation.
  3. Introduce a Web resource: http://pinyin.quickmandarin.com
  4. Learn names of some major cities (, , , , , , , ).
  5. Learn new characters (, , , , ).
  6. Class work: workbook pages 48/49. Check your answers. (It is not required that you complete these two pages, but make sure you know how to read a table for functional purpose reading.)
  7. Go over skit requirements.
  8. Procedure for HS 2P/9P (4/23/09)

    Objectives: 1) Students will practice reading text passages fluently. 2) Students will .

    功課: Workbook pages 66-67.

    Procedure:

    1. 1) Ms. Chang checks your WB H/W. 2) Check H/W key.

    2. Dictation.

    3. (2P only). Game time (Ms. Chang Says) / Drawing activity.

    4. Listening comprehension (Workbook page 64). Check the key.

    5. Introduce a Web resource: http://pinyin.quickmandarin.com.

    6. Read Lesson 6 passages.

    7. Pair/Group activities.

    Procedure for MS 3P/5P (4/23/09)

    Objectives: Students will view a video about China Great Wall and complete a comprehension packet.

    H/W: N/A.

    Procedure:

    1. Turn in any late art project. Finish up the oral presentation after class.

    2. DVD viewing (“China’s Lost Girls”).

    3. Cultural reading.

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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/22

Procedure for HS 1P (4/22/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice reading fluency. 2) Students will practice writing dialogues for inviting people, responding to the invitation, and inquiring of availability.

功課: Workbook page 47 (answer in Chinese)

Procedure:

  1. 1) Turn in your character H/W. 2) Take one copy of Lesson 6 text. 3) Bring in your workbook tomorrow.
  2. Dictation.
  3. Read text page 75 and top of page 76.
  4. Work with your skit partner and write down the following statements: (1) Asking about availability on certain day. (2) Inviting someone for doing something. (3) Responding to the invitation with 2 scenarios (yes and no; changing time, place or other activity suggestion). Collect your draft at the end of the class.

Procedure for HS 2P/9P (4/22/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice reading text passages fluently. 2) Students will retain their new terms through various activities.

功課: 1) (2P only) 生字一行 2) Workbook page 63.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turin in your characters H/W. 2) Take one copy of Lesson 10 text, supplementary terms and requirements for art project.

2. Dictation.

3. (2P only). Learn new characters (, , , ).

4. Quick review of body parts (肩膀, , 手指, 膝蓋, , , 腳趾, etc).

5. Song time (Where’s My Friend? / Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toe).

6. Game time (Ms. Chang Says).

7. Drawing activity.

8. Go over the supplementary terms.

9. Read Lesson 6 passages.

Procedure for MS 3P/5P (4/22/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to showcase their Chinese ability through an oral presentation today. 2) Students will complete their art project today.

H/W: Review your oral presentation for tomorrow, if yours is not done yet.

Procedure:

1. Oral presentation.

2. Complete your art project. Collect at the end of the class.

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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/21

Procedure for HS 1P (4/21/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn new terms in lesson 6. 2) Students will practice writing dialogues for inviting people, responding to the invitation, and inquiring of availability.

功課: 生字一行

Procedure:

  1. 1) Turn in your character H/W. 2) Lesson 6 Audacity recording on 4/30, Lesson 6 quiz on 5/1, and skit on 5/4.
  2. Dictation.
  3. Learn new characters (, , , , , ).
  4. Pair activity (1) Inviting someone for doing something. (2) Responding to the invitation. (3) Asking about availability on certain day.

Procedure for HS 2P/9P (4/21/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn new terms in lesson 10. 2) Students will retain their new terms through a song-singing activity.

功課: 生字一行

Procedure:

1. 1) Turin in your characters H/W. 2) Lesson 10 art project due on 4/29, Audacity recording on 4/30, and quiz on 5/1. Art project: draw a picture of you with description of all physical features—head, hair, eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, ears, hands, feet, etc). The writing part can be used for your PowerPoint presentation in late May.

2. Dictation.

3. Learn new characters (2P: , , , , ; 9P: , , ).

4. Go over/Highlight the Body Part handout (肩膀, , 手指, 膝蓋, , , 腳趾)

5. Song time (Where’s My Friend? / Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toe).

6. Game time (Simon Says), if time allows.

7. Read Lesson 6 passages.

Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toe

頭兒, 肩膀 (Jiān Bǎng), (xī) (), 腳趾 (jiǎo zhǐ), xī (), 腳趾 (jiǎo zhǐ),

(xī) () 腳趾 (jiǎo zhǐ).

頭兒, 肩膀 (Jiān Bǎng), (xī) (), 腳趾 (jiǎo zhǐ), (), (), () .

Procedure for MS 3P/5P (4/21/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to showcase their Chinese ability through an oral presentation today. 2) Students will complete their art project by tomorrow.

H/W: Review your oral presentation for tomorrow, if yours is not done yet.

Procedure:

1. Oral presentation. / Start your art project.

2. Art project is due tomorrow.

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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/20/09

Procedure for HS 1P (4/20/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn new terms in lesson 6. 2) Students will practice their speaking skill through Monday Sharing routine.

功課: 生字一行

Procedure:

  1. 1) Turn in your Permission Slip (Dana). 2) Turn in your character H/W (Louisa, Ray, Dana, Tyler, Ching, Christina).
  2. Monday sharing.
  3. Practice writing previously learned characters (, , , , , , , , , ).
  4. Learn new characters (, ).

Procedure for HS 2P/9P (4/20/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn new terms in lesson 10. 2) Students will practice their speaking skill through Monday Sharing routine.

功課: 生字一行

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your Permission Slip (2P: Ryan; 9P: Kaitlyn). 2) Turin in your characters H/W (2P: Stephen, Bryan, Lauren, Jae Min; 9P: Mario, Amelia, Kaitlyn, Brianna, Kara, Sarah, Victoria)

2. Monday sharing.

3. Practice writing previously learned characters (, , , , , , , , , ).

4. Learn new characters (2P: , , , , ; 9P: , , , , ).

Procedure for MS 3P/5P (4/20/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will showcase their Chinese ability through an oral presentation today. 2) Students will practice their speaking skill through Monday Sharing routine.

H/W: Review your oral presentation for tomorrow, if yours is not done yet.

Procedure:

1. 1) Bring in your art supplies tomorrow. 2) Reading packet for this Friday.

2. Monday sharing.

3. Quick review of all 10 sentences.

4.   Random drawing for your oral presentation.

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Procedures and Homework Assignments for 4/9/09

Procedure for HS 1P/2P/9P (4/9/09)

Objective: Students will learn Chinese history/cultural ideology through reading literature excerpt, watching movie clips and engaging in a class discussion.

H/W: N/A

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character H/W. 2) Opening introduction.

Pay attention to cultural heritage and historical events, especially woman’s role in family and marriage. In China, strength of character was built through respect for elders.

2. Get a copy of The Joy Luck Club. Read the following excerpts (p. 19: first 3 paragraphs, p. 20: first 2 paragraphs, entire page 26, p. 37: the 6th paragraph. P39-41, p. 132: first 3 paragraphs, p. 137: 2nd paragraph, the entire p. 138, p. 139: last paragraph

3. Watch movie clips.

4. Introduction/Class discussion.

Procedure for MS 3P/5P (4/9/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice their draft for oral presentation. 2) Students will acquire terms for body parts through various activities. 3) Students will learn Chinese culture through reading.

H/W: N/A

Procedure:

1. Return all papers (quiz, draft).

2. Pair practice.

3. Cultural reading.

4. Show and tell: Chinese artifacts.

5. (5P only) Review terms for body parts.

6. Song time/game time.

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