In this webinar, Pearl facilitates the discussion with teachers from various Chinese programs all around the world on why and how to engage students in acquiring language through reading instruction. She models how to skillfully prompt students to think through reading as well as create opportunities for students to naturally practice interpersonal mode of speaking linking to the reading material. She also demonstrates how to adapt and prepare appropriate reading material for teaching reading if teachers do not have ready-made resources.
In this webinar, Pearl discusses with teachers and administrators from various Chinese programs all over the world on the importance of planning and implementing nonfiction reading instruction in the daily classrooms. She models how to plan and deliver fun and interactive nonfiction reading lesson by using new Level Chinese nonfiction book and engage educators to reflect and share best practice in their respective language programs.
Teaching Chinese Early Literacy Skills Within Content Instruction
In this webinar, Pearl discusses with teachers from various Chinese programs on the importance of planning and teaching early literacy skills within content instruction. She models how to plan and map early literacy skills into spring project units and lesson plans in K and 1st Grade from Yu Ming Charter School in California. She uses one of the Level Chinese early literacy books as instructional material and creatively models interactive read aloud to support students with understanding radical meaning and developing the radical concept in verbs introduced in Level B book. She also engages participants to discuss the demo lesson and share what strategies they can adapt to their own context.
在本次Pearl的网络直播会议里，她和来自各地双语项目或中文项目的教育者们一起讨论在各种中文课堂中进行早期读写技能教学的重要性。她示范如何在美国加州育民公立特许学校的双语项目中使用幼儿园和一年级的units of study有机地把相关的阅读目标和技能设计进日常阅读教学，为支持理解和学习主题而做准备。同时还选用Level Chinese新出版的早期阅读资源Level B《去公园玩》进行有趣和创造性的阅读教学示范。之后，她引导大家一起反思、学习和分享哪些策略可以移植到各自的教学里，哪些活动改良后可以再用。