Chinese Teacher Resources

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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3a: Unit 1: Narrator’s Point of View and Evidence of Author’s Perspective in Dragonwings

For Teachers 6th Standards
The first unit in this three-module set introduces sixth-graders to a study of how authors’ culture influences and is evident in their writing. Laurence Yep’s novel, Dragonwings, and his biography The Lost Garden serve as the core texts....
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3a: Understanding Perspectives: The Land of the Golden Mountain

For Teachers 6th Standards
How does an author’s culture influence their perspective and point of view? Moreover, how does an author’s purpose affect their point of view? These are the questions middle schoolers investigate in a three-unit module that uses works by...
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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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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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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 Chinese Myth of the White Snake and the Meddling Monk

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Chinese myth of Bai Su Zhen and her husband Xu Xian pits the pair against the meddling monk Fa Hai. Follow along with a short animated version of the story.
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The Chinese Myth of the Immortal White Snake

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do you believe in true love? Could you love a monster? What would you sacrifice for someone you love? An ancient Chinese myth poses these cosmic questions in a retelling of "The Myth of the Immortal White Snake."
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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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Chinese Folktales: An Illustrating Activity

For Teachers 2nd
In need of a really good instructional activity that incorporates literature, art, and cultural themes? After hearing a traditional Chinese folktale and discussing cultural themes and symbolism, learners create original illustrations for...
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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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Inferring Laurence Yep’s Perspective of Being Chinese, from the “Being Chinese” Excerpt of The Lost Garden

For Teachers 6th Standards
It's all about perspective! Using the resource, scholars read a third excerpt from Laurence Yep's autobiography, The Lost Garden. As they read, individuals complete graphic organizers using clues from the text to infer the author's...
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End of Unit Assessment: Finding Evidence of Laurence Yep’s Perspective on Being Chinese in Dragonwings and Determining Connotative Language

For Teachers 6th Standards
There's a fine line between reality and fiction. As an end-of-unit assessment, scholars complete worksheets to analyze how Laurence Yep's perspective on being Chinese factors into his novel Dragonwings. Next, pupils engage in a class...
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Languages in Contact, Socio-spatial Diversity: Language Varieties

For Teachers Higher Ed
Spend some time considering the functions and types of language such as vernacular, standard, and pidgin. This lengthy presentation would benefit a college-level linguistics course with its accurate descriptions and plenty of examples....
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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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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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Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Amy Tan tells the story of Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat. This story, written by Tan, has beautiful pictures and descriptive words that make it an engaging experience. As part of a discussion of reading appreciation, a teacher could...
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Google Translate

For Students 1st - 12th
Not sure how to translate a word, phrase, or paragraph? No worries. Simply paste in, type, or dictate your text, select the initial and desired language, and up pops your translation. Better yet, the app will read the text to you in most...
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Chinese Lanterns

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students research Chinese culture, the lunar calendar, and how the new year is celebrated in China. They research several different meaningful Chinese characters. Students paint animal figures and Chinese characters then cut and fold...
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Silly Stories: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 2nd
ESL/ELD learners are provided extra support with the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on silly stories by this packet of activities, exercises, and practice sets.
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Chinese New Year

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils 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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Chinese New Year: A Simple Lesson in Debt, Percent, and Loan Interest

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars study Chinese New Year traditions while investigating the concepts of percent and loan interest. They apply the concepts to calculate the total debt on monies borrowed.
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Chinese Landscape Painting

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders learn about Chinese poetry and landscape paintings, then create their own. They view several examples and discuss the elements of each, then paint their own landscape inspired by what they saw. They then listen to, read,...
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Every Day Edit - Chinese New Year

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Chinese New Year. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Chinese Cultural Revolution: "The Wounded"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
“The Wounded,” the title story from a collection of stories about the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1977-78), is the central text in a World Literature unit examining choices. An anticipation guide, discussion topics, vocabulary list,...

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