chinese learning ------vivian. chinese voice chinese characters
Teaching objects: American elemental school students (3 grade)
Teaching subjects: Me (A Chinese Teacher)
Teaching object analysis: No Chinese language and culture background)
Teaching time: 30 minutes Teaching place: Winfield elemental
Teaching and learning goal: Teach Student write “ Good luck” in Chinese characters.( 好运 ) ，
count one to five in Chinese ( yi, er, san, si , wu).
My teaching structure and classroom management
Rational: classroom environment are social environments and the standard model of teaching and learning is an interactive model, so social skills are vital for students to successfully integrate into setting. Establishing a positive classroom environment where students are respectful of themselves and others will help reduce the risk of conflict. So in my classroom, I will arrange it like the following:
A: Physical environment B: Emotional environment
A: *Structuring the physical environment:
1: Desk arrangement---all seating arrangements should accommodate an inclusive learning environment.
Desks in groups in U-shapes With students facing each other, it can stimulate student discussion. With the U-shape, all the students can see me and follow my instruction easily.
2: Student Placement Doorways, windows and areas of high traffic can be distracted students away from each other very easily. An inclusive classroom should place students in an areas of the class best suited to their needs.
So In my classroom, I will close the front door, and place the students to one side of the classroom (not so close to the windows or doorways)
3: Classroom decoration Students like to see their own work displayed and Class-made posters help students develop a sense of belonging to the classroom, plants and animals can have a positive effects on the classroom.
So I will create an “ Achievement corner” on the wall, ask students to paste their Chinese Characters ( 好运 ) on the wall after this class.
I also will create a poster. The topic is “ I can speak Chinese”! Put a Kung Fu panda on that poster. And let all students sign their name on the poster.
If I am available, I will take more animals and plants picture into classroom. And get some Chinese traditional paper-cut to decorate the windows.
4: Music in the classroom Music can be a great addition to any classroom. Inclusive classroom music can comfort, clam, and help focus some students.
So in my class, I will prepare some interesting Chinese song to create the positive mood and use it as a reward. For example, when students can speak the good luck in Chinese, and when they can write it or when they can count one to five.
B: *Structuring the emotional environment
Students need extra motivation so they can maintain attention, work consistently, and avoid boredom associated with repetitive tasks.
A bond with the teacher can encourage, inspire and greatly assist them.
So In my class, I will pay attention and talk more on the following real process of teaching. But I will have a plan in my heart and tell myself what is the right way. I will try to think who am I for them and what am I stand for, what I can ask them to do and will do for them, what I can not ask them to do or will not do for them.
Since my class is the first real class for me in U.S and they are the kids who have not any Chinese language background. I will use positive language and acknowledge positive behaviors. For example, I can use the following strategies:
Greet students Make frequent eye contact and smile all the time
Use positive languages such as: I am proud of you, you can do this, you are getting better now, I am satisfied with you, you work hard, you can learn this material if you apply yourself and so on
I need to remember that increasing a student’s self-esteem will result in increased achievement. And increasing a students achievement will result in increased self-esteem. So I won’t shield students from feelings of sadness, frustration, and anxiety when they lose, fail or make mistakes. I know the first class for the kids to learn a new language is not easy, so I need to be patient and positive.
<2> Teaching structure and <2>Classroom management—teaching process
1: standing at the door of classroom to welcome the students. Say hello in Chinese (ni hao) to them. This has two functions. First, it can help students to build the feeling of belonging to this class. Second, it can help them to hear the new word (ni hao) in a different language. Maybe they cannot understand, but it can motivate their curious and help them familiar with Chinese.
2: Ask students to write their name on each sticky and paste it on their breast after they entre in the classroom. I do that to. It can help me to recognize their name and arrange them have activities. Knowing others name is the first step and polite way to make friends with others. I want to establish a good relationship with my students.
3: Attract attention: Rational: get student’s attention can improve student progress
Introduce myself to students and ask students to tell me their name one by one. Show them a short video about China.
4: explain the learning goal for this class and draw their attention on the learning outcomes.
Rational :There is no more foundational activity for a school leader than making sure that there are clear learning targets aligned to whatever standards are in place in the school or district, that teachers understand them and teach to them, and that students understand them and reach for them.
Our goal is: write good luck in Chinese “ 好运” ! count one to five in Chinese “ yi, er,
san, si, wu 一，二，三，四， 五” . The learning outcome is: Each student should finish his or her
task to write “ good luck” independent and we will paste it on the wall.
Each student can speak one to five in Chinese
5: Explain the classroom rules and my expectations to students:
* Rational : It is important to involve the students in your classroom rule-making. They are more likely to follow rules that they themselves have created.
Raising their hands whenever they have question
Follow teacher’s instruction Be nice to others and help your partner if you can
I hope every student can achieve the goal to win the prize and I believe they can do a good job.
6: Teaching and learning
I demonstrate how to write “good luck” at blackboard and explain the basic Chinese characters.
Good luck- 好运 hao yun The basic component of Chinese
characters: semantic 语意 , phonetic 语音 , structure 结构 , stroke 笔画 , stroke order 笔顺
Write “good luck” according to the basic parts of Chinese characters. Combine the semantic, phonetic and writing together
students practice skills by instruction, excise, cooperative learning. I will walk round observing progress, giving assistance and answering queries.
Rational: student’s multiple intelligence is different, so I will use different activities and materials to support them to learn
Assign the learning materials to students: pencil, paper, watercolor pens, flash cards, rubber cement, scissors
Show the flash cards to help students to know the right pronunciation first. The practice including: speaking after me, I point to the Chinese characters and then the whole students read it together, group reading (two students one group and then one read to another)
Use the watercolor pen to color the Chinese characters” 好运” . I will give students the flash card I written already, because they are still not familiar with Chinese characters at that time, so I only want to use this way to be familiar with Chinese characters. Actually there is a lot of Chinese characters are pictograph. So let the students feel they are drawing a picture is a good choice.
Rational: high achievement learner can be a good buddy to the low achievement learner.
Teach the student to write 好运 , give them the flash card, ask them to imitating it. I will teach them the stroke order at the blackboard first, then they imitating the flash cards. All the students will be grouped as a team, two students as a group, if one finished, they will give his or her partner help.
Cut the Chinese characters from their paper. When they are cutting, they should pay attention on the shape of Chinese characters. Don’t destroy it.
Addition or subtraction strokes. I give each student a 好运 , but I get one or two strokes from each Chinese characters. And then ask student to add it to make it looks correctly.
Rational: cooperative learning can enhance student’s social skill and can achieve the goal easily
Cooperative learning. Grouping students as groups, each group has 7 students. Because each characters has 7 strokes. Each group cooperative together to write a Chinese character, one student writes one stroke. Then each group change their achievement with each other, let others find their errors. If there no errors in their eyes, and then turn it in to me. I will grade it and give them prize.
Circle the world game. I give each student a Chinese sentence with many Chinese characters. For example “ 我们参加考试的时候，爸爸妈妈通常会对我们说：“祝你好运！” . Then ask student to circle the good luck they have learned through this class.
Action learning can help students understand it better and it also can change the short memory to long term memory
＊ Re-write “ 好运” on their paper again, and paste this on the achievement wall. Sign their name. Pinch the Chinese characters. Use
the rubber cement to pinch 好运 . This can help students to remember it better and longer.
learn the simple counting from one to five in Chinese:
This is according to the students performance, if they can learn Chinese very quickly, I will teach this, if they move slowly, I will just talk with then and show them some interesting pictures or videos.
Explain the basic tone in Chinese first, and then modeling it to students.
Practice it with students. There are four tones in Chinese, there will be three different tones through one to five in Chinese.
Write the number in blackboard and ask the students to read follow me.
Give students the flash card to help them remember it
Number and figure game: each number stands for each figure.
If I say one, then students show their one figure, the same to the other number. After that, grouping students and one say the number, another student show their figure. I will observe students performance and give them help if they need.
my checking on student’s answers/ achievements and sum up
Rational: The key features of a summary (1) it is shorter than the source, (2) it repeats the ideas of the source in
different phrases and sentences.
effectively wrap things up in a way that will benefit your students’ learning.
The warm up and the cool down are like the introduction and the conclusion of an essay.
Checking students writing and pronunciation
Sum up this class Give students prize and comments
Ask them to organize the study staff
And leave classroom in order and say bye to them