2014 Startalk/NHLRC Heritage Teacher Workshop UCLA, CA July 23-27, 2014 Traditions and Customs of the Chinese New Year G. Wang Jessica Hung W. Zhang Student Profile Grade Level – 9~12 HLL – both HLL(B) & HLL (N) L2 Language proficiency: Interpersonal speaking – Intermediate Low Interpretive reading – Novice High Presentational writing – Novice High Other information about HLL: Significant exposure to the language in the community- signs, newspaper, commercials, TV shows, and members in senior community center. Areas of need in HLL 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Presentational Skill Formal language Writing Connection to the community Understanding of the heritage root Theme: Customs of Chinese New Year Content Objective: Tap into community resources to learn more about the customs (dos & don'ts) for Chinese New Year Language Objectives: 1. Understand use of homophones in Chinese New Year celebration. 2. Properly use conjunctions 要不 然 (otherwise) & 要是／假如 … 就 （If…, then) Resources • - http://finance.takungpao.com.hk/hgjj/q/201 3/0208/1273581_7.html http://chitchat.hk/cny-whats-allabout/?lang=zh http://finance.takungpao.com.hk/hgjj /q/2013/0208/1273581_7.html Community resources • • • • Festival event TV shows Newspaper Elderly members in community centers Unit Plan Day 1 : - Check for prior knowledge (KWL) - Reading authentic material - Highlight known vocabulary - Underline unknown vocabulary and use vocabulary rubric to teach vocab in context - Re-read the passage and practice text-to self connection Homework: Provide a glossary of key vocabulary and assign homework to use new vocabulary to write sentences about their experience of New Year celebration. Day 2: 1. Green/red cards to check understanding of the key points of the reading 2. Teach sentence structures 要不然 (otherwise) , 假如... 就 (If.., then) by pulling out sentences from the reading 3. Use sentence starter to practice structures. Ex. 假如你 年初一掃地, 你就.... 4. Complete tasks in three stations to categorize food, activities and rationales, including homophones when applicable. 5. Tier activities to visit the reading for the 3rd time. • reduce the text • change the genre • orally summarize the text Day 2 Homework: Write down 5 interview questions to gain information about the customs for Chinese New Year Day 3: Formative assessment: Ss share their interview questions in pairs. They will also check the character writing and the use of grammar for their partner. Preparing for the interview: - teachers elicit from Ss and create a list of questions - talk about interview etiquette: how to address people, the use of honorifics - conduct practice interview in class - whole class interview one person Mixed tasks: Students will be paired with mixed abilities in pairs for the interview. (Tasks that require oral output & character writing) Summative Assessment: Using the interview information, students will present their finding with an essay, oral presentation, or role play/video. Presentation needs to include things Chinese people eat, do or cannot do and the related homophones.