Archive for April, 2014

Procedures for 4/30/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/30/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can name common food items.  2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions.  3) I can review grammar through working on a scrambled sentences worksheet.  Homework: Complete your scrambled sentences worksheet.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine.  Turn in your paragraph printout, please.  Makeup work (1P: Emma—Voki + oral; Aaron; 2P: Jamie, Marco, Natalia, Jake–Voki; 8P: Tina—Voki + oral, Tyler–PPT).  Problems with Voki => work with our expert group.  2) Quick review (饿, 渴, 喝, 吃, 堡, 治, 汉堡, 汉堡包, 三明治).  3) (1P) Overview of Lesson Eleven.
  2. 1) Pass out / go over Lesson Eleven conversation questions handout.  3) Pass out scrambled sentences worksheet.  4)  Class activity: worksheet + Conversation questions practice (lessons 6-10).

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/30/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can gain geographical, historical and political knowledge about China.  2) I can learn basic Pinyin system.

Homework: China reading packet due tomorrow.

Procedure:

1.      1) Any signature slip?  2) Pass out and go over the Introduction to Chinese Pinyin handout.

2.     1) (5p) Video clip: Shanghai.  2) Pair / Independent class work time: China reading packet.  Turn it in if you are done with it.

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Procedures for 4/29/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/29/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can name common food items.  2) I can sharpen my character recognition proficiency through sight-reading.  3) I can be informed all upcoming tasks by review all events in the calendar.

Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment.  2) Review learned Chinese characters.  3) Rearrange scrambled sentences quiz: Friday, 5/2/14.  Character recognition quiz: Thursday & Friday, 5/15/14-5/16/14.  Lesson Eleven chapter test: Friday, 5/23/14.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine.  Makeup work (1P: Emma; 2P: Shaan, Marco; 8P: Tyler).  2P students come during E/I to complete your oral exam/chapter test.  (8P) Check Lesson Eleven character definitions.  2) Show upcoming tasks in the calendar.  3) Collect Voki grading checklist w/PPT slide printout.  Turn in any retake request form, please.  (1P) 4) Go over common writing mistakes.  5) Character recognition.
  2. Teach new characters (饿, 渴, 喝, 吃, 堡, 治, 汉堡 = 汉堡包, 三明治).

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/29/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can understand Ms. Chang’s classroom rules and grading policy.  2) I can understand the requirements to complete the China reading packet.  3) I can gain geographic knowledge about China.

Homework: 1) China reading packet due in class on Thursday (5/1/14).  2) Signature slip due: Friday, 5/2/14.

Procedure:

1.      1) Any signature slip?  Makeup work (5P: Anna, Delia).  Go over Ms. Chang’s classroom rules / grading policy.  2) Pass out / Go over China reading packet.

2.   Video clips: Introduction to China + Beijing.

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Procedures for 4/28/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/28/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my proficiency and comprehension in oral exam.  2) I can create an avatar to describe myself.

Homework: 1) Share with Ms. Chang your Voki creation.  2) Complete your oral exam if you have not done so today.  3) Rearrange scrambled sentences quiz: Friday, 5/2/14.  Character recognition quiz: Thursday & Friday, 5/15/14-5/16/14.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Return your Lesson Ten character worksheet / chapter test.  Any retake?  Makeup work (1P: Aaron—character worksheet; 2P: Marco, Shaan, Jamie; 8P: Tyler, Grant).  Ms. Chang checks your Lesson Eleven character definitions.  2) Follow the instructions in Audacity handout to create an audio file and in Voki handout to create a Voki to describe your physical appearance, include Ms. Chang’s e-mail address before you publish it ó Take your oral exam.
  2. If you are done, check out your e-mail for instruction to summer reading.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/28/14)

 

Objective: 1) I can complete my Student Inventory worksheet.  2) (5P) I can understand Ms. Chang’s classroom rules.

Homework: Signature slip due on this Friday, 5/2/14.

Procedure:

1.   1) Sit on your assigned seat.  Get students’ team assignment information.  2) Show Ms. Chang’s daily blog.

2.   1) Pass out, go over and fill in the Student Inventory.  Collect.  2) (5P) Pass out go over Ms. Chang’s classroom rules.

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Procedures for 4/25/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/25/14)

 

Objectives: I can showcase my mastery of Lesson Ten materials.

Homework: 1) Lessons Nine / Ten oral exam: Monday, 4/28/14.  2) Voki creation due on Monday, 4/28/14.  3) Lesson Eleven character definitions.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine.  Return your body parts / sports paragraph printout & checklist.  Pass out Lesson Eleven character worksheet + text passages slip.  Collect Lesson Ten character worksheet.  Makeup work (1P: Aaron, Emma, McKenna; 8P: Emily, Tyler).  Revised bell schedule today (1P / 2P/ 3P / 8P / 4P-7P).  Work in computer lab on next Monday (1P/8P: Lab 2; 2P/Lab 1).  2P students will finish your oral exam in class & E/I period & 8P students will finish your oral in 6P and in class on Monday, 4/28/14.
  2. 1) Chapter test.  2) If time allows, please work on Lesson Eleven character definitions + oral exam practice.

 

 

 Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/25/14)

Objective: I can talk about myself.

Homework: N/A.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Complete oral presentation.  Move to German class (room 116) on next Monday.  Makeup work (3P: Mark / Carlos—art project; Jeremy, Chris, Mark, Nick K., Carlos, Molly, Katura, Jenna, Jessy; 5P: Sam / Jamar—art project) ó study hall time + puzzles + mindbenders.

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Procedures for 4/24/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/24/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can prepare for my chapter test.  2) I can learn how to make recording and create an avatar using Voki and Audacity programs.

Homework: 1) Lesson Ten character worksheet due tomorrow.  2) Lesson Ten chapter test tomorrow.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine.  $1 + supplies for canines for dress down tomorrow.  Collect body part / sport PPT slides printout + checklist.  2) Read text passages on pages 85-87.  3) Go over text on pages 89 / 91 / (1P) 92.   4) Pass out / go over Voki Creation Checklist / Audacity program instructions handout.  (8P) Showcase one sample Voki.
  2. 1) Writing practice.  2) Go over Lessons 7-11 conversation questions handout / Lesson Ten supplementary terms handout.  Conversation questions practice.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/24/14)

 

Objective: 1) I can talk about myself.  2) I can learn about Chinese through viewing video clips and cultural reading.

Homework: Practice reading your oral presentation, if you have not done so today.

Procedure:

1.   1) Makeup work (3P: Mark / Carlos; 5P: Kyle, Alajnia, Johanna, Samantha, Jamar).  Clean up your Chinese folder and return color flash cards, handouts, culture reading articles, etc.  2) Review / clarify all 10 ten sentences.  3) Oral presentation ó study hall time + mindbender worksheet + tangram game + puzzles + Chinese books.

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Procedures for 4/23/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/23/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can play interactive games to prepare for my chapter test and review for my final exam.  2) I can create PPT slides for my year-end project.  3) I can create an avatar to describe my physical description.  4) I can learn Chinese songs through watching video clips

Homework: 1) PPT body part description / sport slides printout due Thursday, 4/24/14.  2) Lesson Ten chapter test: Friday, 4/25/14.  3) Lessons Nine + Ten oral exam: Monday, 4/28/14.  4) Voki creation due: Monday, 4/28/14.

Procedure:

  1. Please correct your draft and transfer your sentences to make PPT slides.
  2. 1) Click the link to Quizlet Lesson Ten flash card review game, http://quizlet.com/3629729/ni-hao-1-lesson-10-vocabulary-flash-cards/.  2) Go to I drive, click Chang folder, click Ni Hao game, 3rd edition, log in to play Ni Hao interactive game to review Lesson 10.  3) Follow the instructions on Voki handout and play around the utility.  Create an account and create an initial Voki representing yourself.   4) Please take one microphone and follow audacity instructions handout to make a recording of your body parts description.
  3. Click the following links to cultural enrichment activities.  1) http://www.digitaldialects.com/Chinese.htm (Digital Dialects: games to review phrases & greetings/phrases & greetings 2, numbers 1-12, 13-20, 10-100, colors, animals, fruit & vegetables, animals, animals2, vocabulary, vocabulary builder ½, & days and months).  2) http://www.languageguide.org/vocabulary/?lang=zh&target=zh to play interactive game (listening / matching).  3) 我的朋友在哪里, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH5pvIO9OGQ. 4) 当我们同在一起, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YUBGT-YW5Y.  5) 头, 肩膀, 膝, 脚趾, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_2j0foYAH4.  6) 小星星, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d74CUuIsTIk.  7) 找朋友,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4QxN0OE7b4.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/23/14)

 

Objective: 1) I can apply what I have learned in Chinese class and create an art project.  2) I can have hands-on experience with tangram pieces game.  3) I can gain cultural knowledge about China, Chinese food, and Chinese table etiquette.

Homework: Oral presentation starts tomorrow.

Procedure:

1.   1) Bring in your work today-Friday.  No locker break.  Ms. Chang collects / checks individual art project.  ó Study hall time + tangram pieces game (day 2) + browsing through Chinese books.  2) Showcase master project from our classmates.

2.   1) Video clips: (3P) Bilingual Cat + Be Tough + Barking fish + Chinese table manners.  2) Culture reading: Chinese table etiquette.

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Procedures for 4/22/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/22/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can play interactive games to prepare for my chapter test and review for my final exam.  2) I can create PPT slides for my year-end project.  3) I can create an avatar to describe my physical description.  4) I can learn Chinese songs through watching video clips.

Homework: 1) PPT body part description / sport slides printout due Thursday, 4/24/15.  2) Lesson Ten chapter test: Friday, 4/25/14.  3) Lessons Nine + Ten oral exam: Monday, 4/28/14.  4) Voki creation: Monday, 4/28/14.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Return checklist for physical description paragraph draft.  2) Please correct your draft and transfer your sentences to make PPT slides.
  2. 1) Click the link to Quizlet Lesson Ten flash card review game, http://quizlet.com/3629729/ni-hao-1-lesson-10-vocabulary-flash-cards/.  2) Go to I drive, click Chang folder, click Ni Hao game, 3rd edition, log in to play Ni Hao interactive game to review Lesson 10.  3) Follow the instructions on Voki handout and play around the utility.  Create an account and create an initial Voki representing yourself.
  3. Click the following links to cultural enrichment activities.  1) http://www.digitaldialects.com/Chinese.htm (Digital Dialects: games to review phrases & greetings/phrases & greetings 2, numbers 1-12, 13-20, 10-100, colors, animals, fruit & vegetables, animals, animals2, vocabulary, vocabulary builder ½, & days and months).  2) http://www.languageguide.org/vocabulary/?lang=zh&target=zh to play interactive game (listening / matching).  3) 3) 我的朋友在哪里, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH5pvIO9OGQ. 4) 当我们同在一起, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YUBGT-YW5Y.  5) 头, 肩膀, 膝, 脚趾, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_2j0foYAH4.  6) 小星星, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d74CUuIsTIk.  7) 找朋友,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4QxN0OE7b4.

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/22/14)

 

Objective: 1) I can understand the importance of learning another language.  2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese cooking, Chinese table etiquette, and Chinese mealtime customs.  3) I can have hands-on experience with Tangram pieces game.

Homework: Art project due tomorrow.  Oral presentation starts on Thursday, 4/24/14.

Procedure:

1.   1) Bring in your work tomorrow – Friday.  No locker break.  2) (5P) Video clips: Bilingual Cat / Be Tough / Barking Fish.  3) Culture reading: Chinese cooking / Chinese mealtime customs / (3P) Chinese table etiquette.

2.   Class activity: Tangram (day 1).

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Procedures for 4/17/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/17/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions.  2) I can prepare for my chapter test.

Homework: 1) Practice Voki creation at home.  2) Study for your chapter test over the weekend.  3) Link to Quizlet Lesson Ten, http://quizlet.com/3629729/ni-hao-1-lesson-10-vocabulary-flash-cards/.

 

Procedure:

1.  1) Opening routine.  Collect your checklist w/your name on it.  Work in computer lab (1P / 2P: Room 124; 8P: Lab 1) on Tuesday and (1P/2P: Lab 2; 8P: Lab 1) on Wednesday for your PPT slides + Voki creation + Review interactive game + Quizlet + enrichment videos + audio file recording.  2) Captains check WB page 67.  Go over answer key.  (2P) Listening activity: WB page 64.  Go over answer key.  3) Pass out / work on Measure Words for Body Parks worksheet.  4) Showcase sample Voki work.

2. 1)Go over Lesson Ten Study Guide.  2) Pair activity: conversation questions practice: Chapter test oral exam Q/A (6 rounds) + Semester exam Q/A (8 rounds).

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/17/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can understand what learning activities students will engage in Chinese I class.  2) I can understand the significance of learning Chinese in American schools.  3) I can gain cultural knowledge about social networking in China and (5P) Chinese feng sui.

Homework: 1) Art project due on Wednesday, 4/23/14.  2) Oral presentation starts on Thursday, 4/24/14.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Read 10 sentences of oral presentation.  Makeup work (3P: Carlos; 5P: Alajnia).  2) Video clip: Chinese programs in American Schools.  3) Showcase Chinese I roster + Chinese I and Chinese Club activities.  4) Culture reading: Meanings of Chinese Colors + (5P) Chinese Feng Sui.

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Procedures for 4/16/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/16/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can describe my physical appearance and talk about my school and my grade.  2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions and listening comprehension questions.  3) I can read text passage fluently.  4) I can acquire Chinese language and culture through viewing a Chinese movie.

Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment.  2) WB page 67.  3) PPT paragraph draft due tomorrow.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine.  Wear something light blue or gray tomorrow.  Quick review.  2) Teach new characters (上, 级, 上级, 年级, 上车, 下车, 上网, 都, 王, 国王, 王子, 怡, 校, 学校, 校长, 校车, 班, 班长, 上班 ó下班, 同班, 上学).  3) Read text passages on page 85.
  2. 1) (1P/8P) Listening activity: WB page 64.  Go over answer key.  2) (1P/2P) Go over Lesson Ten conversation questions handout for remaining sentence patterns.  3) (1P/2P) Class work: PPT paragraph draft.  (8P) Movie time: China: the Panda Adventure.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/16/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself.  2) I can gain cultural knowledge about China New Year celebration, Mid-Autumn Festival, teens’ popular pastime and cram schools in China.  Homework: 1) Complete your art project by Wednesday, 4/23/14.  2) Oral presentation starts on Thursday, 4/24/14.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Read 10 sentences (oral presentation).  2) Makeup work (3P: Carlos; 5P: Alajnia).
  2. 1) Video clips: Chinese New Year + Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.  Q/A session.  2) Culture reading: The Popular pastime for Teens in China + Cram Schools.  Q/A session.  (5P) Pictures from Mrs. Obama’s trip to China in late March 2014.

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Procedures for 4/15/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (4/15/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can name body parts.  2) I can read text passages fluently.  3) I can answer simple conversation questions.  4) I can describe my physical features.  5) (1P/2P) I can reinforce new body part vocabulary through singing song and playing game.

Homework: 1) Review all body parts.  2) Physical description paragraph draft due: Thursday, 4/17/14.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine.  Captains check WB pages 63/66.  Go over answer key.  Quick review.  2) (1P / 2P) Song time: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.
  2. 1) Go over / Read text passage on page 85.   2) Conversation questions Q/A.  3) Pass out / go over Supplementary Terms handout + supplementary body part terms handout + Checklist for physical paragraph description draft / PPT slides printout.  4) Class work: write 10 sentences about your physical description.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (4/15/14)

 

Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself.  2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese early inventions, 6 popular sports in China, Great Wall of China, and terra cotta warriors.  3) I can brainstorm ideas for my art project.

Homework: 1) Complete your art project by 4/23/14.  2) Practice reading your oral presentation.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Read sentences #1-#10.  Makeup work (3P: Carlos—draft + origami #1; 5P: Sam: 1st pinwheel / Alajnia: 2 origami products).  2) Video clips: (5P) Gun Powder + (5P) Compass + Terra Cotta Warriors + Great Wall of China.  3) Showcase pictures of sample art projects.
  2. Culture reading: Chinese Early Inventions + 6 Popular Sports in China.

Front Page on April 15th, 2014