Archive for January, 2010

Procedures for 1/29/10

HS 1P/9P (1/29/10)

Objective: 1) Students practice listening comprehension to prepare for their quiz on next Thursday. 2) (9P) Students gain knowledge about land and people in China.

Homework: 5-sentence Chinese paragraph describing a person.

Procedure:

1. Free Event at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall (198 Hill Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-0033) at 7:30 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 (Chinese Martial Arts & Folk Music Performance Group). Tickets are FREE and can be obtained at the EJ Thomas Hall Ticket Office from Monday thru Friday from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM or on the evening of the performance. For information call: The Confucius Institute at The University of Akron at 330-972-2013 or visit their website at: www.uakron.edu/ci.

2. (1P) 1) Turn in your character assignment. 2) Ms. Chang returns papers and checks the completeness of WB assignment. 3) Whole class listening activity w/worksheet (practice speaking & listening skills) – write down your name and names for answers. Collect. 3) Check answer key to WB pages.

3. (9P) 1) Ms. Chang returns papers and checks the completeness of WB assignment. 2) Listen to CD / WB page 43 Section B & page 44 Section E. Checks answer key. 3) Check answer key to WB assignment. 4) DVD: Stories from China: Land and People (Yellow River).

HS 2P (1/29/10)

Objectives: Students will review listening comprehension segment to enhance their listening skill. 2) Students will gain knowledge about places/people in China.

Homework: 5-sentence paragraph describing a person.

Procedure:

1. 1) Ms. Chang returns all papers. 2) Free Event at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall (198 Hill Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-0033) at 7:30 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 (Chinese Martial Arts & Folk Music Performance Group). Tickets are FREE and can be obtained at the EJ Thomas Hall Ticket Office from Monday thru Friday from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM or on the evening of the performance. For information call: The Confucius Institute at The University of Akron at 330-972-2013 or visit their website at: www.uakron.edu/ci.

2. Chinese II: Independent study due to scheduling assemblies.

3. Chinese III: 1) Quick review (vehicles). 2) Mini quiz #1.

4. DVD: Stories from China: Land and People (Yellow River).

** Scheduling assemblies at 1P (junior), 2P (sophomore), and 3P (freshmen). Only have 13 juniors and seniors in class today.

MS 3P/5P (1/29/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will gain geographic knowledge about China through viewing a DVD. 2) Students continue to learn basic greetings. 3) Students will practice using chopsticks to pick up food.

Homework: 5-sentence paragraph.

Procedure:

1. 1) Collect any late homework. 2) Quick review of learned terms.

2. Teach new terms (Zao, Zao An, Ni Zao, Wu An, Wan An).

3. Chopsticks practice.

4. Pass out / Introduce reading packet: China.

5. DVD: Places in China.

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Procedures for 1/28/10

HS 1P/9P (1/28/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice listening comprehension today. 2) Students will review lesson 7 sentence patterns.

Homework: 1) (1P only) One row for each new character. 2) WB page 42 Section A / page 44 Section D.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment. 2) (9P) Ms. Chang returns your papers.

2. (1P) 1) Take one copy of Lesson 7 Supplementary Materials handout. 2) Teach new characters (, , , , ). 3) Finish up DVD: DVD: China: From Past to Present: Life in the Ancient Capital Cities. 4) Read text 54-56. 5) Listen to CD / WB page 43 Section B & page 44 Section E. Checks answers.

3. (9P) 1) Read text 54-56. 2) Go over handout. 3) Whole class listening activity w/worksheet (practice speaking & listening skills) – write down your name and names for answers. Collect.

HS 2P (1/28/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will be able to talk about clothing, including colors and types of clothes. 2) Chinese III students will be able to talk about modes of transportation and what they use in commune between school/home.

Homework: 1) Chinese II: memorize clothes items & 生字一行. 2) Chinese III: memorize transportation vehicle terms & make 5 sentences.

Procedure:

1. 1) Ms. Chang checks your WB page assignment. 2) Ms. Chang returns papers.

2. Chinese II: 1) Informal assessment (flash cards). Mini quiz #1 (colors). Go over supplementary terms. 2) Independent Study: Learn new characters (, , , , ), read text page 43.

3. Chinese III: 1) Independent study: mini quiz tomorrow (bus, school bus, taxi, car, bike, motorcycle, tourist bus, train), making 5 sentences (只要: zhǐyào, 左右: zuǒyòu, 大約: dàyuē, 不到: bú dào, 將近: jiāng jìn), fix your sentences and resubmit.

4. Whole class listening activities: Q/A session.

MS (1/28/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will know one another through a building community activity. 2) Students will gain geographical information about China through reading a reading packet. 3) Students will continue learning basic greetings terms.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. 1) Collect any signature slips or late Student Inventory. 2) Introduce MS class list (taking Chinese at HS). 3) Quick review (Ni Hao, Ni Shi, Wo Shi)

2. Teach new basic greetings terms (Xie Xie, Bu Xie/Bu Ke Qi, Zai Jian).

3. Building community activity.

4. Culture reading: China.

5. Pass out and demonstrate how to hold chopsticks.


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Procedures for 1/27/10

HS 1P/9P (1/27/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will be able to talk about their pets with descriptive words. 2) Students will practice conversation questions.

Homework: 1) One row for each new character. 2) Read text pages 54-55 (1P) or 54-56 (9P).

Procedure:

1. 1) Lesson 7 quiz is on 2/4/10. Audacity is on 2/8/10. 2) Go over new topic for 5-sentence paragraph – describe a person (age, name, profession, physical appearance, characters, etc). Due next Monday (2/1/10). 3) Ms. Chang is not available after school. Mr. Black will use this classroom for his football players.

2. (1P) 1) Teach new characters (, , , , ). Turn in 9 characters tomorrow. Double weights. 2) Read text pages 54-55. 3) Work on sentences about your pets (what pets, name, description). 4) Conversation questions. 5) Listening to the song on text page 61.

3. (9P) 1) Turn in your character assignment. Ms. Chang returns papers. 2) Teach new characters (, , 跑, 來, 去). 3) Pair activity: read your sentences (name, age, family members, professions, pets, etc). 4) Make terms (, , , w/, , ). 5) Read text 54-56. 6) Go over Lesson 7 Supplementary Materials handout.

HS 2P (1/27/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will be able to talk about clothing, including colors and types of clothes. 2) Chinese III students will be able to talk about modes of transportation and what they use in commune between school/home.

Homework: 1) Chinese II: WB page 33. Memorize terms for colors and clothes items. 2) Chinese III: WB pages 16-17. Memorize terms for transportation vehicles and adverbs for time modifiers.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment & sentences (Chinese III). 2) Go over new topic for 5-sentence paragraph – describe a person (age, name, profession, physical appearance, characters, etc). Due on next Monday (2/1/10). 3) 4) Ms. Chang is not available after school. Mr. Black will use this classroom for his football players. 4) Return papers.

2. Chinese II: 1) Independent study: read text page 43, study text page 50 for sentence pattern (有沒有), complete WB page homework, & . 2) Informal assessment (flash cards). 3) Model common mistakes in character assignment. 4) Read text page 43 as a class.

3. Chinese III: 1) Go over major cities in China/USA. 2) Practice dialogue w/chart. 3) Conversation questions. 4) Go over text page 18-19 again.. 5) Independent study: read text page 18-19 & work on WB pages. 5) 1st draft of your pen pal letter is due on next Friday (2/5). Minimum 25 sentences. Topics include (your Chinese/English names, age, grade, members of your family (including pets), your physical appearance/descriptions, your parents’ professions, your preferences of color/food/clothes/sports/music/subject at school, your hobbies/interests, extra-curricular activities, the courses you take this year, your commune to school, your part-time job, introduction of your city—weather, description of your hours, etc).

MS 3P/5P (1/27/10)

Objectives: Students will continue learning basic greetings and learn about historical, geographical knowledge about China.

Homework: Review all six (Ni Hao, Ni Shi, Wo Shi).

Procedure:

1. 1) Collect Students Inventory and Signature slip, if any. 2) Get team assignment from 3P class.

2. Go over Ms. Chang’s Grading policy.

3. Pass out / Go over Hanyu Pinyin handout.

4. Introduce Basic Greetings terms. Teach (Ni Hao, Wo Shi, Ni Shi). Pair practice terms.

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Procedures for 1/26/10

HS 1P/9P (1/26/10)

Objective: 1) Students will continue learning lesson 7. 2) Students will practice conversation. 3) 1P students will gain knowledge about ancient Chinese cities.

Homework: 1) (9P only) One row for each character. 2) Read text pages 54-55 or 54-56.

Procedure:

1. 1) Scheduling Assemblies are on 1/29. 1P is for juniors, 2P for sophomore and 3P for freshmen in auditorium. CVCC students attend at 1P at LGI. 2) Course recommendation starts on 2/1. Reserve last 5 minutes to sign up your schedule. 3) Change seats. Draw your stick. 4) (1P only) Return papers. 5) Check your grades after class.

2. (1P) 1) Review learned characters (, , , , , , , , ). 2) Teach new character (, , , ). 2) DVD: China: From Past to Present: Life in the Ancient Capital Cities.

3. (9P) 1) Review learned characters (, , , , , , , , , , , , , ). 2) Teach new character (, , , ). 3) Read text pages 54-56. 4) Practice conversation question. 5) Sing the song.

HS 2P (1/26/10)

Objective: 1) Chinese II students will be able to talk about clothing, including colors and types of clothes. 2) Chinese III students will be able to talk about modes of transportation and what mode of transportation they use in commune between school/home.

Homework: 1) 生字一行. 2) Chinese III: making sentences. 3) Memorize terms (Chinese II: colors, clothing items; Chinese III: transportation vehicles, adverb terms for time).

Procedure:

1. 1) Scheduling Assemblies with extended HR on 1/29. 1P is for juniors, 2P for sophomore and 3P for freshmen in auditorium. CVCC students attend at 1P at LGI. 2) Course recommendation starts on 2/1. Reserve last 5 minutes to sign up your schedule. 3) Change seats. Chinese III: assigned seats. Chinese II: draw your stick. Reserve seats for Brianna and Leshe. 4) Check your grades after class.

2. Chinese II: 1) Mini quiz #1 (11 colors) on 1/28. Mini quiz #2 (clothes items) on 2/3. Bring in your flash cards for informal assessment for the next three days. 3) Questions on pen pal letters? Ask! Get bonus points if you submit the correspondence e-mails/letters between/among you and your pen pals. 4) Independent study: memorize all 11 colors, learn new characters (, , , , ), read supplementary terms, study text page 43. 5) Ms. Chang goes over supplementary terms and read text page 43.

3. Chinese III: 1) Mini quiz #1 (all transportation vehicles) on 1/29. Mini quiz #2 (adverbs for time descriptions) on 2/3. 2) Ms. Chang reviews/continues supplementary terms. 3) Go over/Read text page 1819. 3) Independent study: learn new characters (, , , , ), making 3 sentences with ….sentence pattern – It is twenty miles from school to my house. / There are six months from January to June. / It is seven hours from seven o’clock in the morning to two o’clock in the afternoon. 4) Pen pal letter project? Topics will be given tomorrow.

MS 3P/5P (1/26/10)

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

Homework: 1) Signature slips due on Thursday (1/28). 2) Student Inventory due tomorrow (1/27). 3) Quiz #1 next Friday (2/5). First 5-sentence paragraph is due on next Monday (2/1).

Procedure:

1. Sit on your assigned seat, please.

2. Pass out Ms. Chang’s Classroom Rules and Grading Policy. Go over Classroom Rules today.

3. Pass out/Go over/work on the Student Inventory. Collect, if any.

4. Self-introduction.

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Procedures for 1/22/10

HS 1P/2P/9P (1/22/10)

First semester exam. No Chinese class today.

MS 3P/5P (1/22/10)

7th graders – team day. 8th graders – Study hall at Room 112.

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Procedures for 1/21/10

HS 1P/2P/9P (1/21/10)

First semester exam. No Chinese class today.

MS 3P/5P (1/21/10)

Objective: 1) Students will finish up their oral presentation today. 2) Students will learn terms to play games.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. 1) 8th graders report to room 112 tomorrow. 2) Makeup work (5-sentence, art project, etc)? 3) Show case more current art project sample work.

2. Start/Finish up your oral presentation today.

3. (5P) Teach new terms (up, down, left, right, forward, backward). Pair practice.

4. Game time: Simon Says, Follow the Leader & (5P only) Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

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Procedures for 1/20/10

HS 1P/2P/9P (1/20/10)

First semester exam. No Chinese class today.

MS 3P/5P (1/20/10)

Objective: 1) Students will finish up their art project today. 2) Students will see more art project sample work.

Homework: Practice your oral presentation.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return your 5-sentence paragraph. 2) More art project samples to share (pillow, clock, Lego, singing, movie clip, PP). 3) Makeup work?

2. Work on your art project. Collect at the end of the class period. Install your PP, if needed.

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Procedures for 1/19/10

HS 1P/9P (1/19/10)

Objectives: 1) 1P students will finish up their First Semester Exam today. 2) 9P students will practice reading lesson 7 and listening comprehension6. Students will gain knowledge about ancient cities.

Homework: (1P) N/A (9P) Review for semester exam.

Procedure:

1. 1) No school on 1/25. 2) No 5-sentence paragraph on 1/26/10. 3) Change seats on 1/26/10.

2. (1P only). 1) MS: No Chinese class for three days (Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday). 2) Take your semester exam (pinyin/character recognition part). 3) Mark down answer c) for question #80.

3. (9P only). 1) First semester exam is from 7:30-9:00 on Thursday, 1/21/10. 2) Add sentences to your draft (pets). Three sentences: what pets you have, what is/are the name(s) for the pet(s), and the descriptions for the pet(s). 3) Read text 54-56. 4) CD: listening comprehension. 5) DVD: China: From Past to Present: Life in the Ancient Capital Cities.

HS 2P (1/19/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will review all classroom expressions and phrases. 2) Students will gain knowledge about ancient cities.

Homework: Review for semester exam.

Procedure:

1. 1) No school on 1/25. 2) No 5-sentence paragraph on 1/26. 3) Change seats on 1/26. 4) Welcome a returning student (Leshe Scott) on 2/1. Reserve seat for her (#1). Chinese III students are in the middle section in 3rd quarter. 5) First semester exam is from 7:30-9:00 on Friday, 1/22/10. 6) Christina, see you this afternoon!

2. 1) Questions on MC Study Guide? 2) Go over Classroom Expressions and Phrases handout. 3) DVD: China: From Past to Present: Life in the Ancient Capital Cities.

MS 3P/5P (1/19/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will view a DVD about Chinese civilization and arts. 2) 3P students will play Simon Says game. 3) 5P students will start their oral presentation today.

Homework: 1) practice your oral presentation. 2) Work on art project.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return quiz paper. 2) Makeup test (5P: Megan G.). 3) 8th graders stay in room 112 on Friday. 4) 5P students start your oral presentation today. 5) Art project is due tomorrow. Bring in your art supplies. Have a class period time to complete. Turn in at the beginning of class to get free time.

2. 1) Monday sharing. Collect your 5-sentence paragraph. 2) Showcase art project sample work: PP.

3. (3P) 1) Review all body part terms. 2) Song time: Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes. Game time: Simon Says.

4. (5P) 1) Oral presentation. Continue on Thursday.

5. DVD: Chinese Civilization and Arts.

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Procedures for 1/15/10

HS 1P/9P (1/15/10)

Objectives: 1) 1P students will take their semester exam part I. 2) Student will review through a flash card activity. 3) Students will continue Lesson 7.

Homework: Study learned terms for multiple choices section.

Procedure:

1. 1) No school on next Monday. 2) (9P) Turn in your character assignment. 3) Talk to Ms. Chang, please (1P: Ashley; 9P: Kayla, Eddie, Mitchell). 4) Return Lesson 6 audacity grades/Semester exam (writing section) for review. Collect! 5) Return all papers (characters, 5-sentences, etc).

2. (1P only) 1) Semester exam: Multiple Choices (Sound Recognition part). 2) Flash cards activity.

3. (9P) 1) Read text page 54. 2) Conversation practice. 3) Go over new sentence patterns with questions and answers.

HS 2P (1/15/10)

Objectives: Students will review for semester exam through a flash card activity.

功課: Study learned terms for multiple choices section.

Procedure:

1) No school on next Monday. 2) Return all papers (character assignments, 5-sentence paragraph, etc). 3) Return semester exam (writing section) paper for review. 4) Flash cards activity.

MS 3P/5P (1/15/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will take their unit #4 quiz today. 2) Students will continue to explore terms for body parts. 3) (5P) Students will view a video clip (China: From Past to Present: Life in the Ancient Capital Cities).

Homework: 1) Practice your oral presentation. 2) Work on your art project.

Procedure:

1. 1) Quick review. 3) Unit #4 quiz.

2. Return papers (draft #2). Practice sounding out 10-sentence paragraph. Review common mistakes.

3. (3P) Review body parts. Song time: Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes. Game time: Simon Says.

4. (5P) DVD: China: From Past to Present: Life in the Ancient Capital Cities.

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Procedures for 1/14/10

HS 1P/9P (1/14/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will finish up their semester exam (oral section) today. 2) Students will study their semester exam (multiple choices section). 3) Students will continue lesson 7 today.

Homework: 1) One row for each new character. 2) Review all learned terms in study guide.

Procedure:

1. 1) No 5-sentence paragraph on 1/19. Last day of 2nd quarter is 1/19/10. All makeup work has to turn in on/before tomorrow. 2) (1P only) oral test (randomly picked 3 questions). Study multiple choices section independently or in pairs.

2. (9P only) Quick review (dog, cat, bird, gold fish, horse, all measure words). 2) Teach new terms (, , , , ). 3) Read text page 54-56. 4) Flash review activity.

HS 2P (1/14/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue their semester exam (oral section) today. 2) Students will study their semester exam (multiple choices section).

功課: Review all learned terms in study guide.

Procedure:

1. 1) No 5-sentence paragraph on 1/19. Last day of 2nd quarter is 1/19/10. All makeup work has to turn in on/before tomorrow.

2. (Chinese II only) Oral test (random 5 questions).

3. Study multiple choices section independently or in pairs.

MS 3P/5P (1/14/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will complete/practice their oral presentation (10 sentences) today. 2) Students will learn body parts today.

Homework: Review learned term today.

Procedure:

1. 1)  Quick review (black, white, red, blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, grey, purple, pink, like, best/most). 2) quiz #4 tomorrow.

2. Teach new terms (like, very best/most). Construct sentences #8-10. Pair practice all 10 sentences. Collect.

3. Pass out animal/sports handouts for reference.

4. Pass out/Go over body parts handout.

5. Game time (Simon Says). Song time (Head, and Shoulder, Knee and Toes).

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