What is Step by Step, Level B?
Transport students into a world of vivid color, imagination, and fun as they learn Chinese with Step by Step Level B. Designed for students with one year of elementary Chinese study, this delightful, 30-volume set of graded readers builds off the vocabulary learned in Step by Step, Level A. Join students on an exciting educational journey as they learn Chinese through content-based instruction in science, math, and social studies. Pedagogical alignment with ACTFL’s 5 C’s and the Common Core State Standards places Step by Step in a unique position to satisfy the curriculum goals of every elementary school Chinese program: from intensive immersion to casual exploration. Step by Step, Level B will ignite students’ passion to learn through its variety of artistic styles and subject matter, serving as an indispensable component for any first or second year Chinese course for young learners.
How does Step by Step,Level B work?
The second in this multi-level series, Step by Step, Level B builds off the foundational vocabulary of Level in a consistent format. There are three readers in each Level B theme, with each reader introducing approximately 12–16 new high frequency vocabulary terms while systematically recycling previously learned vocabulary. The themes are non-sequential—after students have read the 33 stories of Level A, they will have the necessary vocabulary to start any of the Level B themes. This non-linear relationship among themes allows you to design your language curriculum to match the curriculum in other subject areas and to introduce as many or as few themes as suits your program. Themes in Level B are Activities, Community, Family, Hygiene, Math, Nutrition, Plants, Water, Geology, and Ecology. Step by Step's content-based instruction continues to provide a context for learning and reinforces subject matter learned in other disciplines. For rigorous programs, the 10 themes introduce approximately 400 new vocabulary terms. Audio CD Free Download
Family Story 1 游行 Parade
Family Story 2 当爷爷来我们家 Grandpa Comes to Our House
Family Story 3 你怎么知道谁爱你? How Do You Know Who Loves You?
Hygiene Story 1 真麻烦! What a Pain!
Hygiene Story 2 你感冒了 You Have a Cold
Hygiene Story 3 怎么搞的? How Can It Be?
Nutrition Story 1 水果沙拉 Fruit Salad
Nutrition Story 2 野餐 Picnic
Nutrition Story 3 肚子疼 Stomach Ache
Activity Story 1 快一点儿! A Little Faster!
Activity Story 2 神奇的球鞋 The Amazing Shoes
Activity Story 3 到处都很安静 Everywhere Is Peaceful
Plants Story 1 到处都是南瓜! Pumpkins Everywhere!
Plants Story 2 坚果 Nuts
Plants Story 3 种子 Seeds
Geology Story 1 沉积岩的故事 The Story of Sedimentary Rocks
Geology Story 2 漂亮的石头 Beautiful Rock
Geology Story 3 火成岩的故事 The Story of Igneous Rocks
Water Story 1 今天很冷 Today Is Very Cold
Water Story 2 两滴水 Two Drops of Water
Water Story 3 所有的生物都需要水 All Living Things Need Water
Community Story 1 祝你生日快乐 Wishing You a Happy Birthday
Community Story 2 客人 Guests
Community Story 3 探险家 Explorer
Ecology Story 1 冻原带 Tundra
Ecology Story 2 热带雨林 Tropical Rain Forest
Ecology Story 3 沙漠 Desert
Math Story 1 眼镜 Glasses
Math Story 2 三只熊猫 Three Pandas
Math Story 3 班上的宠物 Classroom Pet