Archive for January, 2015

Procedures for 1/30/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/30/15)

Objectives: 1) I can sing a popular French song in Chinese. 2) (1P) I can sharpen my listening skill through listening to audio files. 3) I can read Chinese text passages fluently and accurately. 4) I can understand how to prepare for my Lesson Seven chapter test.
Homework: 1) WB pages 42, 44 (Section D), and 45. 2) Present your skit on Monday, 2/2/15. 3) Pet paragraph is due today.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. 2) Quick review. 3) Go over chapter test study guide / conversation questions handout. 4) Read text pages 54-56. 5) Model Q/A.
2. 1) Go over lyrics and song time: Two Tigers. 2) (1P/4P) Video clip: Chinese dragon. 3) (1P) Listening activity.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (1/30/15)

Objectives: 1) I can say simple greeting terms in Chinese. 2) I can write simple Chinese characters. 3) (5P) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese paper cuts. 4) I can acquire cultural knowledge about Chinese characters and Chinese calligraphy.
Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment. 2) Review 10 learned greeting terms + 4 Chinese characters.
Procedure:
1. 1) An audio file will be sent to your e-mail account this afternoon. Makeup work (5P: Matt, Thomas, Jarrod, Chris, Ben). 2) Quick review (6 greeting terms + 2 Chinese characters). 3) Teach terms (Zao, Ni Zao, Zao An, Zao Shang Hao). 4) Teach two characters (kou, shui).
2. 1) Video clips: Tree / mountain / (5P) Chinese paper Cut. 2) Showcase the Four Treasures of Study + (5P) Paper Cut work. 3) (5P) Pass out and cut out longevity.

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Procedures for 1/29/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/29/15)

Objectives: 1) I can apply my reading skill and grammar knowledge to rearrange scrambled sentences. 2) I can name and describe pets/animals. 3) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 4) I can read and write sentences about animals / pets.
Homework: 1) Lesson Seven chapter test: Friday, 2/6/15. Oral exam starts on Thursday, 2/5/15. Lesson Seven vocabulary quiz: Tuesday, 2/3/15. 2) Google Docs shared your pet paragraph with Ms. Chang by the end of tomorrow. 3) Skit presentation starts from Monday, 2/2/15.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. Makeup quiz (4P: Annabelle; 8P: Matt, Jonathan). Makeup skit script (4P: Jack/Ethan P.; Evan J. / Evan B.; Kylie S.; 8P: Jonathan; Matt / Maddie). Return your quiz papers. 2) Quick review. 3) Writing practice. 4) Read text pages 54-56.
2. 1) Teach new characters (它们, 真, 是啊  谁啊, 动物  宠物, 都). 2) Go over unscrambled sentences worksheet. 3) Go over sentence patterns.
3. Group activity: 1) Practice conversation questions. 2) Type up your pet paragraph. 3) Work on unscrambled sentence worksheet.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (1/29/15)

Objectives: 1) I can say greeting terms in Chinese. 2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese calligraphy. 3) I can write simple Chinese characters.
Homework: 1) Quiz #1: Monday, 2/9/15. 2) Chinese character writing assignment. 3) Review 2 learned characters and 6 greeting terms.
Procedure:
1. 1) Signature slip is due today. (3P/5P) One signature slip without student signature? (5P) One China reading packet without name? Quick review (1/2 greeting terms). Makeup work (3P: Dylan / Luke—China reading packet; 5P: Thomas, Gianna, Kristen, Matt, Zach, Chris, Ben, Jarrod, Kaitlyn). 2) Teach new terms (ni shi, wo shi, lao shi, wu an, wan an). 3) Go over the structure of square paper. 4) Teach (mountain, tree).
2. 1) Video clip: Chinese calligraphy. 2) (5P) Showcase Four Treasures of Study: brush pen, ink stick, ink stone, and xuan paper.

 

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Procedures for 1/28/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/28/15)

Objectives: 1) I can sight read pinyin sentences fluently and accurately. 2) I can complete a skit script independently or with a partner. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese animals.

Homework: 1) Practice conversation questions.   2) Pet paragraph is due on Friday, 1/30/15. 3) Practice reading text pages.  4) Your skit script and checklist are due at the end of class period today. 

Procedure:

While Ms. Chang conducts speed character recognition quiz, students can 1) type your skit script independently or with a partner. 2) Draft and type your pet paragraph. 3) Practice conversation questions. 4) Watch enrichment video clips: a) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=397Exann31A (Hello, China – Dragon, 龙, 2:42). b) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItOry8_5V_E (Hello, China – Phoenix, 风, 2:42). c) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxh347n7DvQ (Hello, China – Animal Signs of the Chinese Zodiac, 属相, 2:42). d) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf_b8lGk_CA (Hello, China – Fish, 鱼, 2:43). e) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyikgV67LsY (Hello, China – Panda, 熊猫, 2:42). f) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFvVzz1BM4Q(Hello, China – Magpie, 喜鹊, 2:43). g) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hQaXHzpKPI(Hello, China – Careless, 马虎, 2:42).

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (1/28/15)

 Objectives: 1) I can understand what Hanyu pinyin is. 2) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms. 2) I can work independently or with a partner to complete China reading packet.

Homework: 1) China reading packet due at the end of class today. 2) Review learned greeting terms. 3) Signature slip is due tomorrow.

Procedure:

1.   1) Any signature slips? 2) Go over Hanyu pinyin handout. 3) Teach term (3P: Ni Hao; 5P: Ni Hao, Ni Shi).

2.   Pair / independent work: China reading packet. Collect!!

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Procedures for 1/27/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/27/15)

Objectives: 1) I can sight read characters proficiently and accurately. 2) I can understand the requirements for writing a paragraph about my pet(s) or dream pets. 3) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions.
Homework: 1) Skit script is due tomorrow. 2) Character speed recognition quiz: tomorrow. 3) Pet paragraph draft is due on Friday, 1/30/15. 4) Practice conversation questions.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (1P/8P) work in Media Center Lab2 tomorrow. (4P) work in Media Center Lab 1 tomorrow. (4P) Sign up speed character recognition at your study hall time tomorrow. 2) Quick review / character recognition. Any simulation volunteers? 3) (1P/4P) Go over supplementary animal handout & text page 60.
2. 1) (1P/4P) Go over pet paragraph requirements and notes. 2) Read text pages 54-55. 3) Q/A.
3. Pair activity: Practice new conversation questions / Finalize skit script.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (1/27/15)

Objectives: 1) I can understand Ms. Chang’s grading policy. 2) I can gain geographic knowledge about China through viewing video clips. 3) I can understand the requirements of answering China reading packet.
Homework: China reading packet is due at the end of class period tomorrow.
Procedure:
1. 1) Any signature slip? Makeup work (5P: Thomas C.). Introduce Ms. Chang’s daily blog. (5P) Introduce Ms. Chang’s classroom setting. 2) Complete going over Ms. Chang’s grading policy.
2. 1) Introduce and go over China reading packet. 2) Video clips: General Introduction to China / (5P) Beijing.

 

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Procedures for 1/26/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/26/15)

 Objectives: 1) I can name and describe pets/animals. 2) I can sight read characters fluently and accurately. 3) (4P) I can create a skit independently or with a partner. 4) (8P) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions.

Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment. 2) Practice sight reading 1st semester Chinese characters. 3) Practice conversation questions.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (HR) Report to your Achieve 3000 classroom at 6P study hall time today. HS scheduling sessions at media center: Last name A-G: Tuesday, January 27th, H-M Wednesday, January 28th, N-S Thursday, January 29th , T-Z Friday, January 30th. Ms. Chang will write Chinese I if I do not feel comfortable that you move to Chinese 2 at 9th grade. 2) (1P/8P) Draw a number for your new seat from tomorrow. (4P) Sit on your new seat. 3) Quick review (matching / sight reading). 4) Character speed recognition. 5) Writing problem practice.
  2. 1) (1P/4P) Teach new characters (大, 小, 可, 爱, 可爱, 凶). (8P) Teach new characters (鸟, 匹, 马, 条, 金, 鱼, 金子).
  3. Pair activity: 1) Practice conversation questions. 2) Practice character speed recognition. 3) Finalize your skit.

 

  Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (1/26/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can complete a Student Inventory worksheet. 2) I can understand Ms. Chang’s
classroom rules and grading policy.
Homework: Signature slip due: Thursday, 1/29/15.
Procedures:

  1. 1) Sit on your assigned seat. 2) Go over team assignment. 3) Pass out Student Inventory worksheet. 4) (3P) Go over classroom routine-handouts / homework / supplies.
  2. Seat work: Go over and fill out the Student Inventory worksheet.
  3. 3. Pass out and go over Ms. Chang’s classroom rules.

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Procedures for 1/22/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/22/15)

 Objectives: 1) I can name animals & pets. 2) I can sight read characters accurately and fluently. 3) I can apply what I have learned to create a skit independently or in pairs. 4) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 5) (8P) I can acquire knowledge about a study abroad program through a senior’s presentation.

Homework: 1) Finalize your skit over this weekend. 2) Chinese character writing assignment. 3) Practice conversation questions. 4) Skit script due on Wednesday, 1/28/15. 5) Speed character recognition quiz: Wednesday, 1/28/15.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (4P) Turn in your self-assessment and survey, please. 2) (1P/4P) Quick review. 3) (1P/4P) Teach new characters (鸟, 匹, 马, 条, 金, 鱼, 金子). 3) (1P/4P) Read text page 54. 4) (1P/4P) Speed character recognition.
  2. 1) (4P) Draw a number for your 3rd quarter new seat. 2) (4P) Pass back and review your mid-term exam papers. 3) (8P) Guest speaker: Karli Ring.
  3. (1P/4P) Pair activity: 1) Practice conversation questions. 2) Draft / brainstorm your skit. Q/A.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (1/22/15)

 Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself in Chinese. 2) (5P) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese martial arts weapons.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

  1. 1) Ms. Chang takes turns calling on individual student to do oral presentation ó independent work: 1) Study hall time. 2) Read Chinese cookbooks. 3) Work on mind bender cube game or tangram pieces game.
  2. 1) Video clip: (5P) Chinese martial arts—weapons. 2) (3P) Chinese class roster. 3) Showcase pictures of your art project.

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Procedures for 1/21/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/21/15)

Objectives: 1) I can name animals. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can apply what I have learned to create a skit with a partner. 4) I can review my midterm exam work.

Homework: 1) Brainstorm and finalize your skit. 2) Practice conversation questions.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. Turn in your self-assessment and survey worksheet. Quick review. 2) Speed character recognition. 3) Go over 3rd quarter learn objectives. 4) Go over conversation questions.
  2. (1P / 8P) Pass back your midterm exam packet for review.
  3. Pair activity: 1) Practice conversation questions. 2) Draft / brainstorm your skit.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (1/21/15)

Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself in Chinese. 2) I can gain cultural knowledge about the Great Wall of China.

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

Procedure:

  1. 1) Makeup work (3P: Semi, Pete—art project / Julia—oral draft; 5P: Cade, Kyle: art project / Savannah, Patrick—oral draft). 2) While Ms. Chang takes turns calling on individual student to do oral presentation ó independent work: a) Study hall time. b) Read Chinese cookbooks. c) Work on mind bender cube game or tangram pieces game.
  2. 1) Showcase / present your project, if interested. 2) Video clips: Great Wall of China.

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Procedures for 1/20/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/20/15)

Objectives: 1) I can name animals and describe pets/animals. 2) I can self-assess my growth in Chinese learning. 3) I can apply what I have learned and create a skit with a partner. 4) I can complete a survey for mid-term exam.

Homework: 1) Self-assessment and survey are due tomorrow. 2) Chinese character writing assignment.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (4P) Megan Louttit is looking for a partner for her skit. 2) Go over checklist for Lessons 5-6-7- skit. 3) Go over self-assessment and survey handouts.
  2. 1) Teach new characters (宠, 物, 宠物, 只, 狗, 猫). 2) Pass back and analyze your midterm exam.
  3. Pair activity: Brainstorm your skit.


Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (1/20/15)

Objectives: 1) I can apply what I have learned in Chinese class to create an art project with ten different Chinese terms. 2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors.

Homework: Oral presentation starts from tomorrow.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Read 10 sentences. 2) Ms. Chang takes turns calling on individual student to check your art project ó independent work: 1) Study hall time. 2) Read Chinese books. 3) Work on mind bender cube game or tangram pieces game.
  2. 1) Video clip: Terra Cotta Warriors. 2) Presentation, if interested.

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Procedures for 1/16/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (1/16/15)

Objectives: I can showcase my mastery of Chinese materials from the first semester.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

  1. You will have 1) a scantron card, 2) a set of multiple choice questions, and 3) a sheet of grammar correction problems. Do not write on question sheets. Pay attention to the weight of the questions.
  2. Midterm exam.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (1/16/15)

Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself in Chinese. 2) (3P) I can brainstorm ideas for my art project through viewing samples. 3) (3P) I can gain cultural knowledge about weapons for Chinese martial arts and international food and drink franchises in China. 4) (5P) I can measure my growth in Chinese through a self-assessment.

Homework: 1) Practice reading your oral presentation. 2) Finalize your art project.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Read sentences #1 to #10. 2) (3P) Clean up your folder / binder for Chinese stuff. 3) (3P) View more art project samples.
  2. 1) Video clips: Chinese program in American Schools / (3P) Chinese martial art weapons. 2) Culture reading: International Food Franchise in China. 3) (5P) Self-assessment time.

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Procedures for 1/15/15

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

Objectives: I can showcase my mastery of Chinese materials from the first semester.

Homework: 1) Review for multiple choice and grammar corrections sections. 2) Brainstorm ideas for your skit.

Procedure:

  1. 1) All makeup work and retakes have to be completed by the end of tomorrow (no 6P—WL dept. meeting). (1P: Britney, Guenever, Chris, Phoebe; 4P: Ethan M., Evan B., Joey, Liliana, Jeremy, Ben, Leon; 8P: Suhashith, Charlie, David, Maddie) talk to Ms. Chang, please. 2) No scantron card today. Write your responses directly on question paper + answer sheet.   Pay attention to weight of the questions.
  2. 1) Midterm exam. 2) Work on something quietly if you are done before the end of class period.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (1/15/15)

Objectives: 1) I can apply what I have learned in Chinese class to create an art project with ten different Chinese terms. 2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese jianzi, Chinese colors, and pets in China. 3) I can brainstorm ideas for my art project. 4) I can play game in Chinese version.

Homework: 1) Practice reading your oral presentation. 2) Finalize your art project.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Return quiz #4 papers & oral presentation draft #2. Makeup work (3P: Natalie, Julia, Elyssa, Semi; 5P: Sam, Savannah, Patrick). 2) Read sentences #1 to #10. 3) Introduce one new website for pronunciation. Revisiti the old website for typing Hanyu pinyin.
  2. 1) Video clip: Chinese jianzi. 2) Culture reading: The Significance of Chinese Colors / Pets in China. 3) (3P) Showcase more art project samples. 4) Teach direction terms (up, down, left, right, forward, stop) for Pin the Tail on the Donkey game.

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