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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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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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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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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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
New ReviewIt'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
New ReviewThere'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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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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The Rigors of Learning a New Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read an autobiography of a peace corps volunteer studying Chinese. In this cultural acceptance lesson, students compare the dialects of Chinese with English dialects. Students 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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Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
Changes aren't always as easy as they seem, sometimes the require a revolution. Kids examine the role women play in modern China, compare and contrast the Chinese and American views of liberation, and describe Mao Zedong's role in the...
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Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #3

For Students 7th - 9th
The Chinese Communist Revolution, the massacre at Tiananmen Square, and market economy under Deng Xiaoping are the focus of this writing prompt. The class will respond to three short-answer prompts related to the Communist Revolution.
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Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #1

For Students 9th - 12th
What role did Chiang Kai-shek play in the Chinese Communist Revolution? Young analysts compose three responses to three prompts related to Marxist Theory, the Chinese Communist Revolution, and Chiang Kai-shek.
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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...