Archive for September, 2015

Procedures for 9/16/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/16/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can blend and discriminate consonants, vowels and tones. 2) I can master two-digit numbers fluently. 3) I can exchange name and business cards in a culturally appropriate manner. .

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Homework: 1) Review uan and un sections. 2) Familiarize yourself with 2-digit numbers + telephone number reading/dictation.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine. 2) Reading (iao, uai, iu, ui + telephone numbers) + Dictation (iu, ui, + telephone numbers) + Number conversion
  2. 1) Teach (un, uan) sections. 2) Pair activity: (mini dialogue + sounding out loud).

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/16/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of Chinese counting principle and Chinese number characters.   2) I can talk about myself in Chinese.

Homework: Practice speaking sentences #1-#5.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Quick review (10 number characters). 2) Teach new terms (de, sheng ri, nian, yue, ri). 3) Go over Chinese date format and write sentence #5. 4) Read sentences #1-#5.
  2. Quiz #1.

Front Page on September 16th, 2015

Procedures for 9/15/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/15/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can blend and discriminate consonants, vowels, and tones. 2) I can understand Chinese counting principle. 3) (3P) I can gain cultural knowledge about the autonomous region of Xinjiang in China.

Homework: 1) Practice sounding out numbers from zero to one hundred. Get fluent in 2-digit numbers. 2) Review (iu, ui) sections. 3) Complete Chinese character writing assignment.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine. Return quiz #2 papers. Data analysis of test result. 2) Reading (telephone number) + Dictation (phone number + uai / iao sections). 3) Teach compound vowels (iu, ui) sections. 4) Teach (nine, ten, hundred, zero).
  2. 1) Review Chinese counting principle. 2) Counting from zero to one hundred. 3) (3P) Video clip: Xinjiang. 4) Pair activity: converting numbers between zero and one hundred in Chinese and English + telephone number dictation.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/15/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can count from zero to one hundred in Chinese.   2) I can talk about myself in Chinese. 3) I can explore origami.

Homework: 1) Quiz #1 tomorrow. 2) Practice speaking sentences #1-#4.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Quick review counting principle (matching). 2) Counting from zero to one hundred. 3) Teach new terms (jia, you, ge ren, baba, mama, gege, didi, jiejie, meimei, he, liang). 4) Write sentences #3-#4. 5) Read sentences #1-#4.
  2. Origami: work on product #2.

Front Page on September 15th, 2015

Procedures for 9/14/15

 

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/14/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of compound vowels (1) materials. 2) I can sharpen my listening comprehension through playing interactive game. 3) I can gain linguistic knowledge about various tones in Chinese.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine. Take one netbook, turn on and activate a browser. 2) Quiz #2.
  2. While Ms. Chang works with individual students in speaking part, you can 1) play tone game with http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/chinese/games/ & http://www.laits.utexas.edu/ppp/. 2) Watch YouTube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hp9CN9eM5qQ#at=26 (The First Tone, Newbie Essentials, 1:10), http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9i1CtnuXtqQ#at=11 (The Second Tone, Newbie Essentials, 1:20), http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x7Suv-qXA_A (The Third Tone, Newbie Essentials, 1:21), http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t0f0oyoMaP0 (The Fourth Tone, Newbie Essentials, 1:11), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXG9q7HbnyI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUNaFNcATtqmg6T_Ue4bTb0w (Newbie—Tones One Through Four, 1:55) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-tJHyAxTHEg&noredirect=1 (The Four Tones in Use—Newbie Essentials: 2:08).

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/14/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can count from zero to one hundred in Chinese.   2) I can talk about myself in Chinese. 3) I can explore origami. 4) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese early inventions.

Homework: 1) Practice speaking sentences #1-#2. 2) Review 10 Chines number characters and counting principle.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Take one copy of oral presentation handout. Return Test #2 papers. (6P: Jeff; 7P: Desiree) talk to Ms. Chang, please. 2) Counting from zero to one hundred. 3) Go over oral presentation handout. 4) Teach new term (sui). 5) Write sentences #1-#2.
  2. 1) Video clips: Compass / Papers / Printing. 2) Work on origami products #1-#2.

Front Page on September 14th, 2015

Procedures for 9/11/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/11/15)

Objectives: 1) I can blend and discriminate consonants, vowels, and tones. 2) I can utilize Internet tools to sharpen my ability in identifying various tones. 4) I can dictate telephone numbers fluently. 5) I can gain cultural knowledge about SARs through viewing video clips. 6) I can prepare for my quiz through simulation.
Homework: 1) Review compound vowels (1) and greeting terms / classroom expressions handout for speaking. 2) Gain fluency of 8 Chinese number characters. 3) Quiz #3: Friday, 9/18/15.
Procedure:
1. 1) Opening routine. Take a copy of Compound Vowels (2) handout. Get a netbook, turn on and activate your browser. The audio file for Compound Vowels (2) was sent to you this morning. 3) Dictation (8 numbers). 4) Procedure (MC listening + 3 dictations + 5 terms speaking) + Simulation of quiz #2.
2. 1) Teach Compound Vowels (2) iao / uai sections. 2) Introduce, bookmark / use your ear buds while you explore websites, http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/chinese/games/ & http://www.laits.utexas.edu/ppp/. 3) 911 video clips: Don Henley – New York Minute (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7czy0zGdl9M), The Eagles – Hole in the World (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD3cnivUVXc), Queen – Is This the World We Created…? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVKTcWp_W9k).

3.  If time is available, video clips: XinJiang + Tibet.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/11/15)

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of 20 Chinese characters. 2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese silk, embroidery and Chinese early inventions. 3) I can explore origami.
Homework: Review Chinese counting principle and 10 number Chinese characters (1-10).
Procedure:
1. 1) Turn in your 12 Chinese character writing assignment. 2) Quick review (20 characters). 3) Counting from zero to one hundred.
2. 1) Test #2. 2) Video time: Chinese silk / Chinese embroidery. Showcase artifacts. 3) Culture reading: Chinese early inventions.
3. Origami time.

Front Page on September 11th, 2015

Procedures for 9/10/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/10/15)

Objectives: 1) I can write / comprehend Chinese number characters. 2) I can blend and discriminate consonants, vowels and tones. 3) I can say my peer’s Chinese names accurately. 4) I can use culturally appropriate and accurate hand gestures to show numbers. 5) (8P) I can gain cultural knowledge about 2 special administrative regions (Hong Kong, Macao).
Homework: 1) Quiz #2 postpones to Monday, 9/14/15. 2) Review 4 new number characters + (3P) üe section. 3) Complete character writing assignment.
Procedure:
1. 1) Opening routine. Bring a pair of ear buds for tomorrow’s activities. Take a copy of Chinese Counting Principle handout. 2) Dictation (3P) ua / uo (8P) üe + 4 numbers / Read 4 numbers. 3) Go over Chinese character writing principle.
2. 1) Go over Chinese hand/finger gestures for numbers / Teach characters (五, 六, 七, 八). 2) Go over Chinese names. 3) Video time: (8P) Hong Kong + Macao.
3. Pair activity: Practice reading / listening to a string of single-digit numbers.

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/10/15)

Objectives: 1) I can explore Chinese folk art of folding paper. 2) I can count from zero to one hundred. 3) I can review for my test #2 (recognize 20 Chinese characters). 4) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese school systems and cram school.
Homework: 1) 12 number character writing assignment is due tomorrow. 2) Review for test #2 (tomorrow).
Procedure:
1. 1) Review numbers. 2) Simulation of test #2 with answer bank. 3) Counting from zero to one hundred. 4) Explain and pass around quiz #1 test paper.
2. 1) Culture reading: Chinese schools + Cram schools. 2) Video time: (7P) Families around the World: Students in the urban / rural areas.
3. Pass out two colored papers.

Front Page on September 10th, 2015

Procedures for 9/9/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/9/15)

Objectives: 1) I can blend and discriminate consonants, vowels and tones. 2) I can sound out syllables, and greeting terms / classroom expressions. 3) I can do telephone number dictation precisely.
Homework: 1) Review ua, uo, üe sections. 2) Practice sounding out loud syllables, greeting terms / classroom expressions. 3) Prepare a pair of ear buds for Friday’s activities. 4) Quiz #3 (numbers): Friday, 9/18/15.
Procedure:
1. 1) Opening routine. 2) Dictation (compound vowels + 4 numbers).
2. 1) Teach (3P) ua / uo sections / (8P) teach üe section. 2) Round robin reading: Pronounce syllables, greeting terms and classroom expression.
3. Pair practice time.

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/9/15)

Objectives: 1) I can comprehend / write simple Chinese number characters. 2) I can understand Chinese counting principle. 3) (7P) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese school system.
Homework: 1) Review 20 Chinese characters + Chinese counting principle. 2) Quiz 1 (50 points): Connecting the Dots: Wednesday, 9/16.
Procedure:
1. 1) Take one copy of number table handout. 2) Quick review (8 picture + 10 number characters). 3) Teach (zero, hundred). Collect writing assignment on Friday, 9/11/15.
2. 1) Go over Chinese counting principle. 2) Audio file (1-3, 3-1, 1-7, 7-1) + video (Chinese number rapping). 4) (7P) Culture reading: Chinese school system.

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Procedures for 9/8/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/8/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can blend and discriminate vowels, consonants and tones. 2) I can comprehend and write simple Chinese number characters. 3) I can pronounce syllables, greeting terms, and classroom expression accurately.

Homework: 1) Review 4 Chinese number characters and (3P) ia / ie sections (8P) ua / uo sections. 2) Practice sounding out greeting terms / classroom expressions / compound vowels syllables. 3) Complete writing 4 rows of Chinese number characters (一, 二, 三, 四). 4) Quiz #2: Friday, 9/11/15. 5) Please bring in a pair of ear buds for netbook by Friday, 9/11/5, please.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine. Take a copy of Lesson Three character worksheet. Live demonstration of Chinese traditional painting and paper cutting will be held from 4-5 pm at Brecksville Public Library (Chinese watercolor painting, Chinese calligraphy, toothpick painting and paper cutting, 9/11-10/10). (3P: Kaitlyn; 8P: Michael) talk to Ms. Chang, please. 2) Pass back your test paper. Analyze test result. 3) Go over format of quiz #2 (10 MC, 3 dictation questions, 5 sounding out questions).
  2. 1) Dictation. 2) Teach (3P) ia / ie sections. (8P) ua / uo sections. 3) Teach (一, 二, 三, 四).
  3. Pair practice: Sounding out loud syllables + greeting terms / Classroom expressions.


Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/8/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can comprehend / identify / write simple Chinese characters.   2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese lucky and unlucky numbers, Chinese students’ daily routine at school and (6P) students’ life at rural / urban home.

Homework: 1) Review 18 Chinese characters (8 picture + 10 number characters). 2) Complete writing 2 rows of Chinese characters (nine, ten).

Procedure:

  1. 1) Return test #1 papers. (6P: Devin, Bela; 7P: Desiree, Carson, Kate) talk to Ms. Chang, please. Live demonstration of Chinese traditional painting and paper cutting will be held from 4-5 pm at Brecksville Public Library (Chinese watercolor painting, Chinese calligraphy, toothpick painting and paper cutting, 9/11-10/10). 2) Quick review (16 Chinese characters). 3) Teach new characters (nine, ten).
  2. 1) Culture reading: Chinese lucky and unlucky numbers. 2) Video time: Chinese school / (6P) Chinese students in urban + rural areas.

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Procedures for 9/4/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/4/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of greeting terms, classroom expressions and knowledge about China. 2) (8P) I can blend and discriminate consonants and vowels. Homework: 1) (8P) Review ie / ia sections. 2) Practice speaking (unit #1 greeting terms / classroom expressions / ai, ao, ei, ou). 3) Quiz #2: Friday, 9/11/15 (Compound Vowels (1): MC, writing down blending w/tones, pronunciation of syllables + greeting terms / classroom expressions)

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine. No school on next Monday (9/7/15). 2) Questions?
  2. 1) Test #1. 2) (8P) Teach compound vowels (ie / ia sections).


Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/4/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of greeting terms and classroom expressions.   2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese rock, scissors, and paper game. 3) I can have fun playing Chinese rock, scissors and paper game.

Homework: Test #2 (20 Chinese characters): Friday, 9/11.

Procedure:

  1. 1) No school on next Monday (Labor Day). Quick review (26 terms + 14 characters). 2) Teach two Chinese characters (nine, ten). 3) Test #1.
  2. 1) Culture reading: Rock, Scissors, Paper game. 2) Tournament time. 3) Showcase Chinese traditional artifacts (brush pens, ink stone / ink stick, paint sticks, xuan papers).

Front Page on September 4th, 2015

Procedures for 9/3/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/3/15)

Objectives: 1) I can blend and discriminate consonants and vowels. 2) I can assess my readiness for tomorrow’s chapter test.
Homework: 1) Review ei and ou sections. 2) Study for chapter test #1: Friday, 9/4/15.
Procedure:
1. 1) Opening routine. Get a netbook, turn on, and activate a browser. Write down your name and your login name for Kahoot game. Turn it in to Ms. Chang. 2) Q/A? Where can I find the information about map?? 3) (3P: Daniel; 8P: Claire, Hailey) talk to Ms. Chang, please (pre-assessment packet).
2. 1) Teach (ei, ou) section. 2) Simulation of chapter test (short response / Kahoot game for MC).

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/3/15)

Objectives: 1) I can write simple Chinese number characters. 2) I can review for my test tomorrow. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting.
Homework: 1) Review greeting terms / classroom expressions for test #1: tomorrow, 9/4/15. 2) Review 14 Chinese characters.
Procedure:
1. 1) Quick review (26 terms + 12 Chinese characters with dry erase board and SmartBoard. 2) Teach 2 new Chinese characters (five, six).
2. 1) Video time: Chinese calligraphy + Chinese painting. 2) (6P) Showcase Four Treasures of Study. Q/A?

Front Page on September 3rd, 2015

Procedures for 9/2/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 3P / 8P (9/2/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can blend and discriminate consonants and vowels in Chinese. 2) I can assess my Chinese language proficiency. 3) I can review for my chapter test.

Homework: Study for tomorrow’s pre-test (short response + MC).

Procedure:

  1. 1) Opening routine. 2) Dictation.
  2. 1) (3P) Go over Compound Vowels (1) handout: ei / ou sections. 2) Complete Chinese I self-assessment.
  3. 1) Review session (listening & reading comprehension, map). 2) (8P) Pair activity: Sounding out loud (all greeting terms / classroom expressions).

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 6P / 7P (9/2/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can review greeting terms for my test.   2) I can write simple Chinese number characters.

Homework: Review 26 learned greeting terms / classroom expressions and 12 Chinese characters.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Quick review w/dry erase board (26 greeting terms / classroom expressions)—listening + reading comprehension + 10 Chinese characters–matching. 2) Teach characters (three, four). 3) (7P) Show Chinese character animation.

Front Page on September 2nd, 2015