Chinese Language Teacher Resources

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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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China: People and Places

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners compare the Chinese and English languages. In this Chinese language lesson, students identify how the writing system in China uses different characters than the letters in the English language.  Learners practice rewriting...
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China: Culture and Young Adult literature

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are introduced to Chinese language and culture to make Asian reading selections in literature circles more meaningful. They write about Chinese characters, work on oral speaking, and read Asian books and then have...
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Production of the Four Tones of the Chinese Language

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students 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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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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Confronting Two Challenges-One Physical, One Intellectual

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how the author confronted the challenges of a new language and a new culture. They examine how the author's penchant for running featured in his adjustment to the culture of Fuling and in his learning of the 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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Chinese Language

For Students 7th
In this Chinese language worksheet, students read about the two main languages, Cantonese and Mandarin. They see how the symbols represent words. There are no questions with this worksheet.
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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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Chinese Food and Language

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Chinese food and language instructional activity, students respond to 4 short answer questions and complete 1 graphic organizer pertaining to the culture of China.
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The Rigors of Learning a New Language

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

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate using Chinese language terms for food to describe different dishes and for identification purposes. They conduct simple conversations related to the subject matter.
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Distinguishing Between the B and P sounds in Initial Positions

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders practice pronouncing B/P sound words correctly in Chinese.
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The Language Garden

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore threats to minority languages. For this global studies lesson, students read an article about minority languages in the world. Students then complete tasks to show their comprehension of the article. The reading is not...
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Mandarin Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate how to order and speak different phrases in Chinese that would be useful in a Chinese restaurant. In this Chinese lesson plan, 5th graders match names of food and phrases in the English and Chinese language.
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Chinese Writing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover Chinese written communication. In this world history lesson plan, 6th graders discuss the sound, image, and meaning of Chinese characters and then create a Chinese symbol.
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Chinese Calendar

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to a Mak Kam's, "My Chinatown: One Year in Poems," before locating China on a map. They discuss the Chinese language and culture, comparing it to the American culture. They determine which animal sign they were born...
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In the Leaves

For Teachers K - 1st
Students recognize that printed material provides information.  In this Chinese language lesson, students identify Chinese characters and symbols using a set of folding cards that have pictures, characters and words. Students listen...
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How Cultures Differ "Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read excerpts from Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze and discuss his difficulties in learning the language, cultural clashes and how cultural perceptions shape our understanding of the world.
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Confronting Two Challenges--One Physical, One Intellectual

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the challenges of a new language and culture. In this cultural instructional activity, student read Running by Peter Hessler and discuss obstacles faced, including the language barrier. Students write an essay about a...
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How Cultures Differ - Two Different Perspectives on the Same Even

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the effects of culture through the story Running by Peter Hessler. In this geography and cultural lesson, students act as newspaper reporters covering the story of the race. Students write newspaper articles as reporters...
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How a Writer Conveys Descriptions With a Wallop Lesson 3 for Running (From River Town)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine strategies an author uses to provide qualitative and quantitative aspects of life in China. They apply the strategies to their own writing.
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What Is Courage?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students brainstorm definitions of the word "courage." They work in cooperative groups to complete tasks related to critical lense statements. Students write an essay of critical analysis. They write a first draft, and peer edit . Essays...
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How a Writer Conveys Descriptions With a Wallop

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify strategies the author used to vividly convey qualitative and quantitative aspects of life in China, then use those strategies in writing of their own. They examine the author's writing style and techniques to learn some...

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