Archive for November, 2009

Procedures for 11/30/09

HS 1P/9P (11/30/09)

Objective: Students will demonstrate their mastery of Lesson Five materials.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph. Papers will be returned tomorrow for Tuesday sharing. 2) Interim report will be sent home this Friday. All grades are due tomorrow. 3) All papers need to show your Chinese name from now on. Points will be taken away if you do not write/use your Chinese name.

2. Quick review.

3. Quiz.

4. Practice reading Review Sounds #1.

HS 2P (11/30/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will be able to polish their speaking/writing skills through a Monday sharing routine. 2) Chinese II students will learn expressions to describe conditions of items. 3) Chinese III students will learn terms for school floor plan.

功課: 1) 中文二: 生字一行 (, , , , ). WB pages 19/28. 2) 中文三: 1) 生字一行 (, , , , ). 2) Study for your Lesson One part I quiz tomorrow.

Procedure:

1. 1) Monday sharing. 2) Interim report will be sent home this Friday. All grades are due tomorrow.

2. 中文二: 1) Take one copy of Lesson Three text. 2) Lesson Three quiz on next Thursday (12/10). 3) Learn new characters (, , , , ). 4) Practice reading paragraphs 1, 2, & 4. 5) Pair activity for Pin the Tail on the Donkey game: students practice giving/understanding commands (, , , , , ). 6) Kirsten ready for modeling Macarena?

3. 中文三學生: 1) Take a Lesson One Study Guide and one copy of HS floor plan. 2) Independent study: study guide & HS floor plan. 3) Learn new characters (, , , , ).

MS 3P/5P (11/30/09)

Objectives: Students and teacher get to know one another and expectations.

Homework: 1) Signature slips due on Wednesday (12/2). 2) Student Inventory due tomorrow. 3) Quiz #1 next Friday (12/11). First 5-sentence paragraph due on next Monday (12/7).

Procedure:

1. Pass out/Go over Ms. Chang’s Classroom Rules and Grading Policy.

2. Pass out/Go over Student Inventory.

3. Self-introduction.

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Procedures for 11/24/09

HS 1P/9P (11/24/09)

Objective: Students will review for quiz.

Homework: 1) Study for your quiz on next Monday. 2) 5-sentence paragraph describing your Thanksgiving break. Due on next Monday (11/30).

Procedure:

1. Ms. Chang checks the completeness of your WB pages 30-31.

2. (9P) Cory/Eddie: perform skit.

3. Go over Study Guide.

4. Go over Key to WB pages Sections C-F.

5. Pair activity: making sentences with magnetic Chinese characters.

6. DVD time: (1P) Pinyin in 6 minutes. (9P) What the Ancients Knew: the Chinese.

HS 2P (11/24/09)

Objectives: Students will be able to learn Chinese contributions in math/science.

功課: 1) 中文二學生: 5-sentence paragraph due on next Monday. 2) 中文三學生: 1) 5-sentence paragraph due on next Monday. 2) Study for your Lesson One part I quiz on 12/1.

Procedure:

1. 中文二學生: 1) Pair reading: text pages 29-31, & 34. 2) Turn in your writing assignment (, , , ). 3) DVD time: Culture and Math.

2. 中文三學生: 1) Turn in your character writing assignment (, , , , ). 2) Model/Learn new characters (, , , , , , , , , ). 3) Go over key to WB pages 5/7. 4) Pair activities: Course schedule/Test results.

MS 3P/5P (11/24/09)

Objectives: Students will play games and watch DVD to finish up their 6-week Exploratory Chinese.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. Pass out/Review body parts handout. Review

2. Sounding out loud: all learned Chinese terms.

3. Game time: 1) Simon Says. 2) Follow the Leader.

DVD time: Culture & Math/What the Ancients Knew: the Chinese.

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Procedures for 11/23/09

HS 1P/9P (11/23/09)

Objective: Students will review for quiz on next Monday.

Homework: 1) Study for your quiz on next Monday. 2) 5-sentence paragraph describing your Thanksgiving break. Due on next Monday (11/30).

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Take one copy of Lesson 5 Study Guide. 3) Guest speaker on 12/3 for 1P and on 12/8 for 9P students. Audacity recording on 12/7 (Lesson 5 whole text and Review Sounds #1—random drawing of 3 sentences). 4) Ms. Chang checks completeness of WB pages 27-29. 5) Bonus points for your 5-sentence paragraph about this past weekend, if you turn it in.

2. Class work: WB pages 30-31: Sections E/F.

3. Individual/Pair activity: making sentences with magnetic Chinese characters.

HS 2P (11/23/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will be able to talk about their home environment, including their dwelling, rooms and furniture. 2) Chinese III students will be able to describe the locations of places.

功課: 1) 中文二: 生字一行 (, , , ). 2) 中文三: 1) 生字一行 (, , , , ). 2) Study for your Lesson One part I quiz on 12/1.

Procedure:

1. 1) Mr. Bennett comes on 12/2. 2) Guest speaker on 12/3. 3) Audacity recording on 12/7. 4) Ms. Chang returns all papers. 5) Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph about this past weekend for bonus points.

2. 中文二: 1) Read your draft of floor plan/paragraph to a partner. 2) Pair reading: text pages 29-31. 3) Write new characters (, , , ). 4) Study text page 34. 5) Q/A session by Ms. Chang.

3. 中文三學生: 1) Ms. Chang checks the completeness of your WB pages 5/7. 2) Lesson One part I quiz is on 12/1. 3) Q/A session by Ms. Chang. 4) Individual/Pair activities: course schedule / test results. 5) Learn new characters (, , , , ).

MS 3P/5P (11/23/09)

Objectives: Students will present their oral presentation to showcase their Chinese learning.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. Monday sharing: your Thanksgiving break plan. Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph.

2. Finish up oral presentation (3P: Julia; 5P: Tyler, Lauren, Allie, Matt).

3. (5P) Pass out/learn body parts handout.

4. Culture reading: Housing and Family Size.

5. Game time: 1) Simon Says. 2) Follow the Leader.

6. Song time: Head and Shoulder, Knee and Toe.

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Procedures for 11/20/09

HS 1P/9P (11/20/09)

Objectives: Students will be able to hold simple conversations in the class.

Homework: 1) Study for quiz (Lesson 5 and front/back nasal sounds) on next Tuesday. 2) WB pages 27-29 if you did not finish in class.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your 5-character (, , , , ) homework. 2) Missing work 1P: (Maggie-characters/audacity, Erica-character/audacity/skit, Ashley—skit/audacity); 9P (Jeremie—audacity; Cory: audacity/skit; Eddie-skit). Complete everything before tomorrow; otherwise no credit. 3) Audacity recording on 12/7, covering Lesson 5 text and Review Sounds #1. 4) Vote for test day!! Next Tuesday (11/24) or the Monday after Thanksgiving break (11/30)? => 11/24.

2. Reach textbook pages 34-35.

4. Continue/Sound out loud Review Sounds #1 (Sentences #13-#20).

5. Class work: WB pages 27-29: Sections A-D.

HS 2P (11/20/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will be able to talk about their home environment, including their dwelling, rooms and furniture. 2) Chinese III students will be able to describe the locations of places.

功課: 1) 中文二: Draft of diagram/description of your floor plan. Due on 11/23. 2) 中文三: WB pages 5/7.

Procedure:

1. 中文二: 1) Turn in your 5-character homework (, , , , ). 2) Missing work (Kevin: audacity/pen pal letter; Jae-Min: Pen pal letters). 3) Preview/Read textbook page 34. 4) Writing task—draw a simple diagram showing your house/apartment diagram (If it is a 2-story house, then 2 floor plans); write down details of all rooms and relative positions. Use textbook page 31 as your reference.

2. 中文三學生: 1) Turn in your 5-character homework (, , , , ). Lesson One part I test right after Thanksgiving? => Yes. 2) Model/Learn new characters (, , , , ). 3) Read textbook page 1, 2, 3, & 7. 4) Study WB pages 5/7 together.

MS 3P/5P (11/20/09)

Objectives: Students will present their oral presentation to showcase their Chinese learning.

Homework: 5-sentence paragraph describing your plans during the Thanksgiving break.

Procedure:

1. (5P) 1) Oral presentation. 2) Showcase art project (PowerPoint presentations and movie).

2. (3P) 1) Culture reading: Chinese festivals, Chinese School System. 2) Game time: Follow the leader.

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Procedures for 11/19/09

HS 1P/9P (11/19/09)

Objectives: Students will be able to hold simple conversations in the class.

Homework: One row for each new character (, , , , ).

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your 6-character (, , , , , ) homework. 2) Missing work 1P: (Caitlyn–characters, Heidi—2 characters/binder, Maggie-characters/audacity, Erica-character/audacity/skit, Ashley—skit/audacity, Michaela-audacity/binder, Colin—5-sentence paragraph); 9P (Jeremie—audacity; Cory: audacity/skit; Eddie-skit/binder; Mitchell: binder). Complete everything before tomorrow; otherwise no credit. 3) Dance performance at Akron Civic Theater tomorrow night. You get in for free. Adult $6.00 and two tickets for $10.00!

2. Teach new characters (, , , , ).

3. Reach textbook pages 34-35.

4. Q/A session.

5. Finish up puzzle activity if you had not done so.

6. (9P only) Continue/Sound out loud Review Sounds #1 (Sentences #13-#16).

HS 2P (11/19/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will be able to talk about their home environment, including their dwelling, rooms and furniture. 2) Chinese III students will be able to describe how well/bad they do in the test.

功課: 1) 中文二: 生字一行 (, , , , ). Draft of diagram/description of your floor plan. Due next Monday. 2) 中文三: 生字一行 (, , , , ). Making sentences (…, 如果).

Procedure:

1. Dance performance at Akron Civic Theater tomorrow night. You get in for free. Adult $6.00 and two tickets for $10.00!

2. 中文二: 1) Turn in your 5-character homework (, , , , ). 2) Ms. Chang checks the completeness of your WB page 24 Section H. 3) Missing work (Kevin: audacity/5-sentence paragraph?; Trey: audacity). 4) Learn new characters (, , , , ). 5) Writing task—draw a simple diagram showing your house/apartment diagram (If it is a 2-story house, then 2 floor plans); write down details of all rooms and relative positions. Use textbook page 31 as your reference.

中文三學生: 1) Turn in your 5-character homework (, , , , ). 2) Ms. Chang checks the completeness of your WB page 4 Section D. 3) Model difficult characters (, , , ). 4) Go over key to WB page 1 Section A / page 4 Section D. 5) Learn new characters (, , , , ). 6) Read textbook page 3.

MS 3P/5P (11/19/09)

Objectives: Students will present their oral presentation to showcase their Chinese learning.

Homework: N/A.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in any makeup art project, if any. 2) Q/A session.

2. Oral presentation.

3. (3P only) Showcase art project.

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Procedures for 11/18/09

HS 1P/9P (11/18/09)

Objectives: Students will be able to hold simple conversations in the class.

Homework: One row for each new character (, , , , , ).

Procedure:

1. Turn in your question for our guest speaker on 12/3.

2. Teach new characters (, , , , , ).

3. Continue teaching Review Sounds #1 sentences (#9-#12). (1P only) Pair practice sounding out loud (#1-#12).

4. Q/A session.

5. (1P only) Read text page 33. / Game time: Scavenger Hunt.

HS 2P (11/18/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will be able to talk about their home environment, including their dwelling, rooms and furniture. 2) Chinese III students will be able to describe how well/bad they do in the test.

功課: 1) 中文二: 生字一行 (, , , , ). WB page 24 Section H. 2) 中文三: 生字一行 (, , , , ). WB page 4 Section D.

Procedure:

1. 1) Mr. Bennett will be visiting us and observing Ms. Chang’s teaching on 12/3. 2) Turn in your question for our guest speaker on 12/3.

2. 中文二學生: 1) Read text passages on pages 29-30. 2) Teach/model new characters (, , , , ). 3) Go over supplementary terms independently.

3. 中文三學生: 1) Go over supplementary terms. 2) Pair activity: practice reading/speaking WB page 2 Section B. 3) Learn new characters (, , , , ).

MS 3P/5P (11/18/09)

Objectives: Students will complete their art project today.

Homework: Practice oral presentation.

Procedure:

1. Work on your project. You get your free time if you complete it, turn it in and not disturb other students.

2. Oral presentation tomorrow.

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Procedures for 11/17/09

HS 1P/9P (11/17/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue the review of all learned sounds. 2) Students will be able to identify objects used at school.

Homework: 1) At least one question for our guest speaker. 2) Practice reading sentences.

Procedure:

1. 1) Model common mistakes (, , , ). 2) Guest speaker will be with us in early December. Please write down at least a question for her. Due tomorrow.

2. 1) Q/A session? => Read Review Sounds sentences and practice sentence pattern (這是…). 2) Matching activity/puzzle.

3. Pass back papers (audacity, 5-sentence paragraph, etc).

4. Continue Review Sounds #1 handout.

HS 2P (11/17/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will describe relative position of things. 2) Chinese III students will express their school life experience (subjects).

功課: At least one question for guest speaker. 1) 中文二學生: 生字一行 (, , , , ). 2) 中文三學生: Read text page 1, 2, & 7.

Procedure:

1. 中文二學生: 1) Turn in your 6-character homework. 2) Check completeness of WB assignment. 3) Return all papers. 4) Model new characters (, , , , , ). 5) Q/A session (objects and seating chart). Go over common mistakes (reversed order, etc). 6) Learn new characters (, , , , ).

2. 中文三學生: 1) Work on WB pages 1-2 based on your schedule. Check at the end of the class period. 2) Read textbook pages 1, 2 and 7 in pairs. 3) Study Supplementary Terms handout independently.

MS 3P/5P (11/17/09)

Objectives: 1) 3P Students will learn body part terms for games and song. 2) 5P students will play with Tangram pieces.

Homework: N/A.

Procedure:

1. 1) Go over common pronunciation mistakes in oral presentation. 2) Practice reading all ten sentences. Q/A session. 3) Finish art project in class. Due at the end of the class period.

2. (3P only) Pass out/go over all body parts handout.

3. (3P only) Sing song “Head, Shoulder, Knee and Toe” and play “Simon Says” game.

4. (5P) Continue tangram pieces.

5. (3P only) DVD: Chinese Civilization and Arts, if time allows.

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Procedurese for 11/16/09

HS 1P/9P (11/16/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will start reviewing all learned sounds today. 2) Students will practice their writing/speaking skills through a Monday sharing routine.

Homework: 1) Review all learned sentences today. 2) Practice reading lesson 5 text.

Procedure:

1. 1) Take one set of Review Sounds #1 handout. 2) Turn in your 5-character homework (, , , , ). 3) Lesson 5 quiz on 11/24 (?).

2. Monday sharing. Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph. 2) Speaking practice (這是…).

3. Pass back all papers (audacity, 5-sentence paragraph, audacity, etc).

4. Teach Review sounds #1.

5. Read text page 32 passages.

HS 2P (11/16/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will polish their Chinese speaking/writing skills through a Monday sharing routine. 2) Chinese II students will describe relative position of things. 3) Chinese III students will express their school life experience (subjects).

功課: 1) 中文二學生: WB page 18 (Section B) / read text page 24. 生字一行 (, , , , , ). 2) 中文三學生: WB pages 1-2. Answer in Chinese (based on your schedule). Read text page 2.

Procedure:

1. Audacity makeup (Brianna, Trey, Kevin). Pen Pal letters (Kevin, Eric, Michael, Sarah, Jae-Min).

2. Monday sharing. Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph.

3. 中文二學生: 1) Write / Speak on simple sentences ( < who> 坐在我 < relative position > ). Collect. 2) Pair activities: read Lesson Three text; look and response (< object 1 > < object 2> < relative position>). 3) Learn new characters (, , , , , ).

4. 中文三學生: 1) Read textbook pages 1 and 7. 2) Go over/explain page 2. 3) Go over Supplementary Terms handout. 4) Speaking practice.

MS 3P/5P (11/16/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice their writing/speaking skills through a Monday sharing routine. 2) Students will play with Tangram pieces.

Homework: Review all learned color terms.

Procedure:

1. Monday sharing. Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph.

2. Quick review. Quiz #4 (colors).

3. Pass back oral presentation draft #2. Fix mistakes and turn in a completely correct draft.

4. (3P only) Practice reading all ten sentences.

5. Tangram pieces.

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Procedures for 11/13/09

HS 1P/9P (11/13/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue lesson 5 today. 3) Students will gain knowledge about Chinese great inventions.

Homework: 1) 5-sentence paragraph. 2) One row for each new character.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your 5-character (, , , , ) homework. 2) Take your binder/folder from the table. 3) Make arrangement with Ms. Chang for audacity (1P: Michaela, Wyatt; Ryan, Maggie, Ericka, Ashley. 9P: Cory), skit script (Ashley, Ericka, Devon, Ryan), and binder (1P: Adam F., Michaela, Heidi, Ryan; 9P: Cory, Mitchell, Eddie). Otherwise you do not earn any grades for this assignment.

2. Skit performance (Michala/Caelan/Kathryn, Lillian/Heidi, Brad/Wyatt).

3. Dictation.

4. Teach new characters (, , , , ).

5. (9P only) DVD: What the Ancients Knew: the Chinese.

HS 2P (11/13/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will gain ideas about their floor plan project. 2) Students will gain knowledge about Chinese great inventions.

Homework: 1) Read page 29; 5-sentence paragraph. 2) 中文三學生: Read textbook pages 1 and 7. 5-sentence paragraph.

Procedure:

1. 中文二學生: 1) Turn in your 5-character homework (, , , , ). 2) Make arrangement with Ms. Chang for audacity before the end of tomorrow (Trey, Kevin, Brianna, Josiah). 3) Return all papers (5-sentence paragraph, character homework, audacity slip). 4) Showcase samples (floor plans, PP, movie).

2. 中文三學生: Return all papers.

3. DVD time: What the Ancients: Knew the Chinese.

MS 3P/5P (11/13/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will learn sports terms. 2) Students will explore tangram pieces and make shapes.

Homework: Review for quiz on next Monday.

Procedure:

1. Quick review (11 colors).

2. Finalize all 10 sentences. Q/A session. Read to your partner. Collect.

3. (3P only) Tangram pieces.

4. DVD time: Chinese Civilization and Art .

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Procedures for 11/12/09

HS 1P/9P (11/12/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will perform their skit today. 2) Students will start lesson 5 today. 3) Students will continue back nasal sounds today.

Homework: one row for each new character.

Procedure:

1. 1) Take one set of character list, if you have not done so. 2) Leave your binder at the end of the class for grades. 3) Make arrangement with Ms. Chang for audacity (1P: Michaela, Wyatt; Ryan, Maggie, Ericka, Ashley. 9P: Cory, Anthony, Jeremie). Skit Script (Ashley, Ericka, Devon, Ryan). Otherwise you do not earn any grades for this assignment.

2. Skit performance (1P:Michala/, Lillian/Heidi, Colin/Jay; 9P: Cory/Eddie).

3. 1) Go over common mistakes ( ; 幾歲 => 是誰; 歡迎, 請進). 2) Finish up back nasal sounds. 3) Dictation.

4. Teach new characters (, , , , ).

HS 2P (11/12/09)

Objectives: Students will continue their new Ni Hao 3 Lesson 1 and Ni Hao 2 Lesson 3 today.

Homework: 1) 中文二學生: 生字一行; read page 29. 2) 中文三學生: 生字一行; read textbook pages 1 and 7.

Procedure:

1. 中文二學生: 1) Take one copy of Lesson Three Supplementary Terms handout. 2) Make arrangement with Ms. Chang for audacity before the end of tomorrow (Kaitlyn, Trey, Amelia, Kevin, Brianna, Victoria, Josiah). 3) Go over the supplementary terms independently. 4) Return all papers (5-sentence paragraph, character homework). 5) Read text page 29. 6) Learn new characters (, , , , ). 6) Go over common mistakes (我在 Ving; 房子 ó ).

2. 中文三學生: 1) Take one copy of Lesson One Supplementary Terms handout. 2) Learn new characters (, , , , , ).

MS 3P/5P (11/12/09)

Objectives: Students will learn sports terms.

Homework: Review all learned terms.

Procedure:

1. Quick review (11 colors).

2. Teach animal supplementary terms, if needed.

3. Pass out/go over sports handout. Teach supplementary sports terms.

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