My First Chinese Reader Teacherís Guide (English) is a comprehensive guide to teaching the My First Chinese Reader 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, games and arts-and-crafts activities are designed to engage
students in active learning, wherein students are motivated to speak,
move, role-play, work as a team, reason logically, and more.
activities encourage students to bring their own families, backgrounds
and experiences into the Chinese classroom and show them how they can
incorporate their Chinese learning into their daily lives. Additional
vocabulary, songs and rhymes are also specifically matched to each
lesson theme and vocabulary. Along with recommended activities are
suggestions and strategies for creating a differentiated classroom
experience that appeals to all types of learners and multiple
intelligences. To immerse students further in their Chinese learning,
our guides also include discussion questions, points of cultural
comparisons and insights into Chinese culture.