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You are here: Home > Chinese TextBooks & Curriculum > Chinese TextBooks 6-14 years old > My First Chinese Reader Curriculum by Better Chinese

My First Chinese Reader Kids' Textbooks System

Kids Listen, Laugh and Learn Chinese with Stories!

Lessons and context especially for beginners age 7 to 11 (or 2nd grade to 6th Grade)
  • Textbooks are lively, fun and fresh to look at
  • Stories are used a lot to get a child's attention and contextualize language
  • Lessons help students use Chinese language outside the classroom
  • Excellent supplementary materials, like CD-ROM practice games, dictionary, and more.
Excellent teaching support system; Parents can participate in child's learning progress at home

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About My First Chinese Reader Format of Lessons Recommendation for Teachers Other Materials in the Series States that Use My First Chinese Reader Video about the Series




"I am using this book with my 6 year old daughter. I like it because it contains practical, useful phrases that can be used in an actual conversation. Each chapter builds on the previous one so the book has a seamless flow to it. I can't believe how easy it is to learn how to read with this book. I would recommend this to anyone who has no previous experience with Chinese."- SSK from New Jersey

My First Chinese Reader Curriculum Guide - Simplified Chinese

Level

Textbook, Simplified

Workbook, Simplified

Teacher Guide, Simplified

Audio CD

CD Rom

Level 1

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Student Textbook Guide, Simplified Chinese

Our Price: $23.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Workbooks A & B, Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese

Our Price: $18.95
My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Audio CD, Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $15.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 CD-ROM, Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $20.95

Level 2

My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Student Textbook, Simplified Chinese

Our Price: $23.95

My First Chinese Reade Volume 2 Workbook A & B, Simplified Chinese

Our Price: $18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese

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My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Audio CD, Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese
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My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 CD-ROM

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Level 3

My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Student Textbook, Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $26.95
My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Workbooks, Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese

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My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Audio CD, Simplified Chinese
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My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 CD-ROM

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Level 4

My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 Student Textbook, Simplified Chinese

Our Price: $26.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 Workbooks, Simplified Chinese

Our Price: $18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese

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My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 Audio CD, Simplified Chinese
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My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 CD-ROM
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My First Chinese Reader Curriculum Guide - Traditional Chinese

Level

Textbook, Traditional

Workbook, Traditional

Teacher Guide, Traditional

Audio CD

CD Rom

Level 1

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Student Textbook, Traditional Chinese

Our Price: $23.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Workbooks, Traditional Chinese

Our Price:$18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Traditional Chinese

Our Price: $18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Audio CD, Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $15.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 CD-ROM, Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $20.95

Level 2

My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Student Textbook, Traditional Chinese

Our Price: $23.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Workbooks, Traditional Chinese

Our Price: $18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Traditional Chinese

Our Price: $18.95



My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Audio CD, Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $15.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 CD-ROM

Our Price: $20.95

Level 3


My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Textbook, Traditional Chinese
Our Price:$26.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Workbooks, Traditional Chinese

Our Price:$18.95
My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Traditional Chinese
Our Price:$18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Audio CD, Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $15.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 CD-ROM

Our Price: $20.95

Level 4

My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 Student Textbook, Traditional Chinese

Our Price:$26.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 Workbooks, Traditional Chinese


Our Price:$18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Traditional Chinese

Our Price:$18.95


My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 Audio CD, Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $15.95


My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 CD-ROM
Our Price: $20.95

About My First Chinese Reader

Lessons and context especially for beginners age 7 to 11 (or 2nd grade to 6th Grade)

  • Textbooks are lively, fun and fresh to look at
  • Stories are used a lot to get a child's attention and contextualize language
  • Lessons help students use Chinese language outside the classroom
  • Excellent supplementary materials, like CD-ROM practice games, dictionary, and more.
  • Excellent teaching support system; Parents can participate in child's learning progress at home

Lessons are interesting for students

My First Chinese Reader practices students to communicate in Chinese in everyday situations:
What students say in school, when hanging out with friends, when interacting with family, etc.
Topics are about what is interesting for students, such as animals, places they like going to, etc.

Format of My First Chinese Reader Lessons

4 volumes, 12 lessons/ volume

  • Sentence structure
  • Practice the sentence structure
  • Reading Challenge

- Composed of characters students have learned previously

- Teachers can use this as assessment tool

- Also very affirming for students to find out that the long text is readable!

  • Vocabulary page
    - Chinese characters
    - Pinyin
    - English equivalent

- Stroke order of selected words

Recommendation for Teachers

For daily lessons/sessions (1-hour per session): Educators are recommended to teach 1 lesson per school week. Each volume contains 12 lessons. We recommend students to complete each volume in 1 academic year (approximately 32 weeks) with teachers supplementing additional cultural and extracurricular learning, such as Chinese Festivals, Chinese Yo-Yo, Chinese Hockey Sack, etc.

For fewer than 2 weekly sessions: In learning environments in which students have 2 or less sessions per week, teachers are recommended to complete 1 lesson in 2-3 weeks with additional cultural activities and learning. This series is recommended for 1 to 2+ academic years depending on learning objectives and goals.

Other Materials in the My First Chinese Reader Series

1. Worbook A

Exercises on how to read and write
with tearout work cards that students can use

2. Workbook B

Reading comprehension
Writing exercises
Vocabulary exercise

3. Teachers guide

Classroom activities
Objective per activity
Assessment points so can be incorporated into lessons for the entire year

4. CD-ROM

flash animated lesson story
fun story
song and rhyme
other stories

My First Chinese Reader series has been adopted by the Department of Education in the following states:

  • Georgia
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Texas

Video about the My First Chinese Reader Series

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My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Workbooks A & B, Traditional Chinese
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My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Workbooks, Traditional Chinese

These 2 workbooks help students practice the material from Volume 1 of My First Chinese Reader.
  • Vol. A focuses on character-writing
  • Vol. B provides fun exercises
My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese
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My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese

A step-by-step manual providing a systematic approach to assist Elementary School students use the Better Chinese books.

Better Chinese Books help students learn Chinese with stories and conversations.


My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 CD-ROM, Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese
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My First Chinese Reader Volume 1 CD-ROM, Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese. This computer software makes Chinese lessons fun to practice. Use with my First Chinese Reader books.

My First Chinese Reader CD-ROM works on Mac and Windows
CD-ROM: Nursery Songs & Rhymes
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CD-ROM: Nursery Songs & Rhymes (Software)
  • Songs and rhymes are the most natural way through which children learn language.
  • Features 8 songs and rhymes
  • Audio in Mandarin
  • Text: Simplified and Traditional Chinese

CD-ROM: Chinese Festival
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This is a great way to learn the traditions while practicing Chinese!
CD-ROM: How I Grew Up
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CD-ROM: How I Grew Up
  • Every famous person was a kid once, and this series tells their stories.
  • 12 animated stories tell the childhoods of people such as Helen Keller, Yo-Yo Ma, Chow Yun Fat (Zhou Run-Fa), Ang Lee, Zhang Zi-Yi, and more! They teach valuable lessons about following your dreams while helping kids practice their Chinese.
Audio: Mandarin
Text: Simplified & Traditional Chinese, English subtitles

CD-ROM: The Three Kingdoms
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CD-ROM: The Three Kingdoms
  • Famous Chinese legends from China's turbulent Three Kingdoms animated in 38 stories.
  • Chinese immersion and listening practice
  • Or use with Three Kingdoms books.

My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese
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My First Chinese Reader Volume 2 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese

A step-by-step manual providing a systematic approach to assist Elementary School students use the Better Chinese books.

Better Chinese Books help students learn Chinese with stories and conversations.


My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $18.95

My First Chinese Reader Volume 3 Teacher/Parent's Guide, Simplified Chinese

A step-by-step manual providing a systematic approach to assist Elementary School students use the Better Chinese books. 

Better Chinese Books help students learn Chinese with stories and conversations.



CD-ROM: Telling Stories: Power and Magic in Tales from China
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CD-ROM: Telling Stories: Power and Magic in Tales from China

  • 12 traditional Chinese tales of power and magic
  • Children can practice their Chinese and enjoy animated stories of wonder and adventure!
  • Audio: Mandarin
  • Text: Simplified & Traditional Chinese, with English subtitles


   
 
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