Essential Classroom Words and phrases

Lesson Profile
Student Level 
Middle (6-8)
Target Language 
Chinese
Teaching Context 
Hybrid / blended
Target Proficiency Level 
Novice
Topics 
School
Performance Descriptors 
  • Basic factual conversation in highly familiar contexts
  • Answer simple, direct questions
  • Introduce oneself and exchange greetings
  • List, enumerate, identify
  • Use short, memorized phrases
  • Use formulaic expressions
  • Understand basic notices
  • Complete basic forms
Objectives and Standards
Objective 1 
Asynchronous: Students will learn to recognize the basic classroom vocabulary and be able to either use that vocabulary verbally or with actions to convey basic classroom needs.
Objective 2 
Synchronous Activity 1: Review previous vocab and learn a few more
Objective 3 
Synchronous Activity 2: I do - I introduce word combinations to class using slideshow.
Objective 4 
Synchronous Activity 3: We do - I say one part of the conversation and call on a student to say the other part.
Objective 5 
Synchronous Activity 4: They do - they make up new sentences/word combinations/conversations with the words presented.
World-Readiness Standards
Communication 
1.1 Interpersonal: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
California Standards
Novice Range
Communication 
1.0 Students use formulaic language (learned words, signs [ASL], and phrases).
Settings 
1.0 Students use language in highly predictable common daily settings.
Common Core Standards
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Performance Assessment (Final Project/Assessment)
Performance Task 3 - Interpersonal 

They have to have a brief conversation with a classmate.

Functions, Structures, Vocabulary and Culture
Functions 

Communication without English of basic classroom vocabulary.

Structures 

Word combining to make sentences.

Vocabulary 

我,你,好,不,懂,中文,英文,坐,站,说,听,你好,再见,喝,厕所,水,要,对,画,看,吗,可以

Rubrics
Task 1 - Interpretive
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Task 2 - Presentational
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Task 3 - Interpersonal
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Activities
Opening Activities / Setting the Stage 

Activity 1: Asynchronous
LE4b: I minimize the use of English by carefully and deliberately determining when and if I use English in the classroom.
LE5c: I equip my students with strategies that enable them to stay in the target language.

I will use an English video to introduce the lesson.
- part 1: The students will have their first exposure to the vocabulary on Quizlet.com and will see both sides of the cards to start to learn the vocal.
- part 2: The students will watch a video of a sample class being introduced to the vocabulary.
- part 3: The students will quiz themselves using Quizlet.com flashcards of the vocabulary.
- part 4: The students will play a game to get feedback from Quizlet.com on their mastery of the vocabulary.
- part 5: The students will take a multiple choice assessment to get further feedback on their mastery of the vocabulary.

Activity 2: Synchronous
PF2a: I provide my students with frequent descriptive feedback.
- introduction: in English I will read aloud the plan for the activity, outlining the goal and the steps we will use to reach that goal.
-part 1: review the vocab from the last (asynchronous) lesson
-part 2: introduce a few new words
-part 3: learn how to combine those words to make phrases
-part 4: practice those phrases with each other
-part 5: students come up with new combinations of words to make phrases.
-part 6. describe a picture using combinations of the words presented.

Closure 

Asynchronous: For a quick formative assessment I will do a socrative.com quiz. Students log in at m.socrative.com
Synchronous: the students will create their own phrases based on picture prompts.

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