Discovering Chinese Teacher’s Guide (English) is a comprehensive guide to teaching the Discovering Chinese series.
Our guides are developed to assist teachers, administrators and parents in the planning, development and execution of engaging, interactive lesson plans. Teachers have proclaimed our guides to be perhaps the best teachers’ resources they have encountered in Mandarin education because of their standards-based and unique approach in stimulating student interest in learning Chinese. With this new edition, teachers can expect the same high quality with many new, additional features.
Each lesson starts with essential questions to facilitate backwards design and targeted lesson planning. Clear lesson objectives focus class time and are aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' (ACTFL's) 5 C’s: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.
Fun age- and level-appropriate activities and games are designed to help students incorporate their Chinese learning into their daily lives and to engage students in active learning, where students are motivated to speak, create, role-play, work as a team, reason logically and more. In addition, discussion questions, research topics and projects are included as a springboard for inquiry-based learning and to stimulate critical thinking and deep discussion of issues related to Chinese language and culture. Along with recommended activities are suggestions and strategies for creating a differentiated classroom experience that appeals to all types of learners and multiple intelligences.