Discovering Chinese Teacherís Guide (English) is a comprehensive guide to teaching the Discovering Chinese series.
guides are developed to assist teachers, administrators and parents in
the planning, development and execution of engaging, interactive lesson
plans. Teachers have proclaimed our guides to be perhaps the best
teachersí resources they have encountered in Mandarin education because
of their standards-based and unique approach in stimulating student
interest in learning Chinese. With this new edition, teachers can
expect the same high quality with many new, additional features.
lesson starts with essential questions to facilitate backwards design
and targeted lesson planning. Clear lesson objectives focus class time
and are aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign
Languages' (ACTFL's) 5 Cís: communication, cultures, connections,
comparisons, and communities. Fun age- and level-appropriate activities
and games are designed to help students incorporate their Chinese
learning into their daily lives and to engage students in active
learning, where students are motivated to speak, create, role-play, work
as a team, reason logically and more. In addition, discussion
questions, research topics and projects are included as a springboard
for inquiry-based learning and to stimulate critical thinking and deep
discussion of issues related to Chinese language and culture. Along
with recommended activities are suggestions and strategies for creating a
differentiated classroom experience that appeals to all types of
learners and multiple intelligences.