Tag: embedded reading

Alex Moo and Sam Meow 2: Reading Activities

In my last post, I shared a spontaneous collaborative story-asking process.  I saw students had some struggles during a reading.  I solicited unfamiliar vocabulary from them and created a story with them on the spot.  As a seasoned TCI teacher, pivoting in class based on students' needs or interests is one of the prominent characteristics we have.  Since I work in an independent school, homework is required.  Therefore, I modified the class notetaker's story and turned it into an embedded reading.  That was assigned to them over the weekend. Here are what happened in class this morning. Airplane Reading.  I...

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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival In A CI Way

Zhōngqīujié, Mid-Autumn Festival, is around the corner.  As the second largest celebrated traditional holiday in China, it is often widely introduced in schools.  The obvious challenge, linguistically for Zhōngqīujié, is that it is a fall holiday.  It usually happens shortly after school resumes.  Novice level students are not ready to hear the legend in Chinese using traditional teaching method.  Even higher level students, who could comprehend jargons, loaded idioms, proverbs and citation of ancient poems?  If only making it into tasting mooncakes, making art crafts or reciting ancient poems, it seems to be superficial.  Therefore, I received quite a few...

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