Chinese Teacher Resources

Make learning Chinese simple with these educational ideas and materials.
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The Poetry of Chinese Immigration

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Numerous people from China immigrated to the US during the era of industrialization and expansion. Provide your class with a glimpse into the life of a Chinese immigrant through the poetry they left behind. They then compose a poem of...
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The Language Garden

For Students 7th - 9th
In need of an informational text passage and set of comprehension questions? Critical thinkers can build reading proficiency while learning about the world's languages. They'll read a seven-paragraph article about and respond to short...
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Chinese New Year – Reading Comprehension

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Traditions surrounding the celebration of the Chinese New Year are the focus of a reading comprehension worksheet designed for intermediate level language learners.
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The Joy Luck Club: Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Amy Tan uses vivid figurative language to deepen and enrich her writing. Use the fifth of ten lessons on The Joy Luck Club to demonstrate the impact of figurative language, particularly similes and metaphors, on plot and character. Young...
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Chinese Language

For Students 4th - 7th
This handout provides a very simple introduction to the two primary Chinese languages, Mandarin and Cantonese. It also includes two Chinese symbols.
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Analyzing Characters in Chinese Cinderella

For Students 6th - 8th
Study the characters and the way they're developed in Chinese Cinderella. The first page talks about all of the ways a reader can learn about the characters. The next two pages encourage the reader to analyze implied examples (shown) and...
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Becoming American: The Chinese Experience

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine the experience of Chinese American immigrants in the PBS series BECOMING AMERICAN. ESL learners investigate and explore their own identities within a multicultural context.
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The Archer and the Sun

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension with a instructional activity about The Archer and the Sun, a Chinese folktale. Kids learn some background information about Chinese culture before reading the story, and answer literacy questions as they...
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Understanding Chinese Culture Through Music

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research ancient Chinese culture. In this Chinese culture lesson, 5th graders examine ancient Chinese culture through the use of music. Students use primary and secondary sources to locate information about ancient Chinese...
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Grover and Megan Visit the Moon

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A young girl named Megan tells Grover what she has learned about Chinese culture. She shares a story involving the moon, and other things she has learned in her Chinese language class. She also talks about moon cakes, and a myth...
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Lesson: More Than a Dollar's Worth of Meaning

For Teachers K - 5th
The Chinese, Dish with the Eight Buddhist Emblems contains symbols and visual references for learners to explore. They search for Buddhist symbolism on the dish and then they use their observation skills to locate and explore the meaning...
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Chinese Writing

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore Chinese culture. In this Chinese writing lesson plan, 7th graders explain the differences between written and spoken Chinese as well as how the current Chinese writing system was formed. Students identify simple...
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Splendid China: Chinese Folktales

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students investigate Chinese culture by reading their folk tales.  In this creative writing lesson, students practice identifying the different elements in a folk tale and examine the related vocabulary.  Students organize thoughts for a...
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The Rigors of Learning a New Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read an autobiography of a peace corps volunteer studying Chinese. In this cultural acceptance lesson, students compare the dialects of Chinese with English dialects. Young scholars discuss the differences in learning and...
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Chinese New Year

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the history and traditions of Chinese New Year. They get involved in practicing traditional Chinese skills (use chopsticks, make paper cut) through activities. Students increase interests and motivations in learning...
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Intermediate Level Thanksgiving ESL Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cranberries, cornucopias, and pumpkin pies, oh my! Thanksgiving holiday worksheets, designed for middle and high school English language learners, are a fun treat for all.
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Culturally Relevant Literature for English Language Learners

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
No matter the culture, reading has the potential to unite. A workshop for teachers helps educators find culturally relevant literature to bring into their classrooms. Although designed for those who instruct English language learners,...
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Learn Chinese (Mandarin) - MindSnacks

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Acquire over 1000 Chinese words while playing games! Mandarin Chinese, one of the most desired languages in business and technology, is the focus of this teaching tool. Users will pick up vocabulary and practice tones, all while tapping...
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Production of the Four Tones of the Chinese Language

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners pronounce the four tones of the Chinese language. They play a red light-green light game in which they advance if they say words correctly.
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In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Activity Book

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Moving to a new country isn't easy, as Shirley Temple Wong learns in In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord. A series of language arts activities carry readers through the novel, addressing the story's themes,...
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Chinese New Year

For Students 5th - 8th
Provide language learners an opportunity to practice their reading comprehension and speaking skills while learning about Chinese New Year with a packet packed with worksheets and activity suggestions. Zhu ni hao yun. (Good luck).
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Chinese Food and Language

For Students 6th - 10th
For this Chinese food and language worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions and complete 1 graphic organizer pertaining to the culture of China.
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Chinese Game: Peace on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore the function of Chinese characters. In this language study lesson, students participate in a game that requires them to practice writing Chinese characters.
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Opportunity and Danger

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze the immigrant experience. In this Chinese immigration activity, students research Internet and print sources regarding the topic. Students also watch videos regarding the topic and interview immigrants or children of...