STT14-Chinese-Novice-Sports

Lesson Profile
Student Level 
Middle (6-8)
Target Language 
Chinese
Teaching Context 
Traditional
Target Proficiency Level 
Novice
Topics 
Leisure and pastimes
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 
Learners can name different sports in TL.
Objective 2 
Learners can use sentence pattern: I like ...(sports), and I don't like....(sports) to express personal interests.
Objective 3 
Students can ask other students which sports they like use sentence pattern: Do you like...(sports) and get valid answers
Objective 4 
Students can complete take-home survey and present in class.
Objective 5 
Compare Chinese traditional sports and western sports based on cultural perspective.
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.
1.2 Interpretive: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
1.3 Presentational: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
Cultures 
2.1 Practices: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
2.2 Products: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Connections 
3.1 Other disciplines: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.
3.2 Diverse perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures.
Comparisons 
4.2 Cultures: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
Communities 
5.1 School and beyond: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in their community and the globalized world.
5.2 Lifelong learning: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.
California Standards
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Common Core Standards
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Performance Assessment (Final Project/Assessment)
Performance Task 1 - Interpretive 

1. Learners will name objects for comprehension check and pronunciation check.
2. Matching assessment - match picture with vocabularies.
*file attachment: matching assessment
3. Students can do self assessment by using the games in Quizlet.
*website link: Quizlet

Performance Task 2 - Presentational 

Students finish homework survey and present survey result in class

Performance Task 3 - Interpersonal 

Learners will discuss which sports they like/don't like with their learning partners to check for fluency.

Functions, Structures, Vocabulary and Culture
Functions 

Students express their interests and preference in sports. Students can ask others about which sports they like.

Structures 

I like...(sports)
I don't like...(sports)
Do you like...(sports)?

Vocabulary 

basketball, tennis, soccer, Chinese yo-yo and Kungfu

Rubrics
Task 1 - Interpretive
Exceeds Expectation - [4] points
Meets Expectation - [3] points
Progressing - [2] points
Does Not Meet Expectation - [1] point
Learners can name different sports in TL.

Vocabulary: Students can name all sports.

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Vocabulary: Students can name at least 4 sports.

Pronunciation: Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Vocabulary: Students can name at least 3 sports.

Pronunciation:
Students can produce comprehensible pronunciation

Students do not meet above requirement

Learners can use sentence pattern: I like ...(sports), and I don't like....(sports) to express personal interests.

Vocabulary:
Students use all words correctly.

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with no grammatical errors.

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with nearly no pauses. (less than 5%)

Vocabulary:
Students use words correctly with few errors. (less than 10%)

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with few grammatical errors. (less than 15%)

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with few pauses. (less than 15%)

Vocabulary:
Students use words with some errors. (less than 25%)

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with some grammatical errors. (less than 25%)

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with some pauses. (less than 25%)

Students do not meet above requirement

Compare Chinese traditional sports and western sports based on cultural perspective.

Students can articulate this concept with the following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use all words correctly.

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with no grammatical errors.

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with no nearly pauses. (less than 5%)

Students can articulate this concept with the following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use words correctly with few errors. (less than 10%)

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with few grammatical errors. (less than 15%)

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with few pauses. (less than 15%)

Students can articulate this concept with the following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use words with some errors. (less than 25%)

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with some grammatical errors. (less than 25%
)
Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with some pauses. (less than 25%)

Students do not meet above requirement.

Task 2 - Presentational
Students can complete take-home survey and present in class.

Students can present take-home survey with following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use all words correctly.

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with no grammatical errors.

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with nearly no pauses. (less than 5%)

Students can present take-home survey with following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use words correctly with few errors. (less than 15%)

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with few grammatical errors.
(less than 15%)

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with few pauses. (less than 15%)

Students can present take-home survey with following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use words with some errors. (less than 25%)

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with some grammatical errors. (less than 25%)

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with some pauses. (less than 25%)

Students do not meet above requirement.

Task 3 - Interpersonal
Students can ask other students which sports they like use sentence pattern: Do you like...(sports) and get valid answers

Students ask their partners question, "which sports do you like?", with the following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use all words correctly.

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with no grammatical errors.

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with nearly no pauses. (less than 5%)

Students ask their partners question, "which sports do you like?", with the following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use words correctly with few errors. (less than 15%)

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with few grammatical errors. (less than 15%)

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with few pauses. (less than 15%)

Students ask their partners question, "which sports do you like?", with the following criteria:

Vocabulary:
Students use words with some errors. (less than 25%)

Grammar:
Students can speak complete sentences with some grammatical errors. (less than 25%)

Pronunciation:
Students can produce clear and correct pronunciation.

Fluency:
Students can speak with some pauses. (less than 25%)

Students do not meet above requirement.

Activities
Opening Activities / Setting the Stage 

1. Instructor introduces new vocabularies- 5 sports. (National Standards:1.2)
2. Instructor shows students video of Chinese children playing Chinese yo-yo and Kungfu and explain how Chinese perspective influence their practice and product in sports. (National Standards:2.1, 2.2, 4.2)

*video attachment link: V1, V2, image attachment: culture comparison

Main Activities - Comprehensible Input 

Instructor shows students basketball, tennis, soccer, Chinese yo-yo and Kungfu bear to practice new vocabularies. (National Standards: 1.2, 3.1, 3.2) and compare Chinese traditional sports and western sports based on cultural perspective. Explain to students the relationship between perspective and practice as well as perspective and products.

*image attachment:vocab slides, culture comparison

Main Activities - Guided Practice 

1. Students form a circle and pass objects counter clock wise. When music stops, each student name the object in his/her hand. (National Standard: 3.1)

*teaching material- authentic objects, Chinese music CD

2. Matching assessment

*file attachment: matching assessment

Main Activities - Independent Practice 

1. Students can practice independently by using flash cards in Quizlet.

*website link: Quizlet

2. Students can do self assessment by using the games in Quizlet.

*website link: Quizlet

3. Students finish the take home survey by interviewing their friends in Chinese school or community.

*file attachment: homework-survey

Closure 

1. Q & A.-Students ask questions for better clarification.
2. Instructor explains take home survey. (National Standards: 1.1, 5.1)
3. Instructor shows students Quizlet link so student can conduct on-line practice at home

*website link: Quizlet; file attachment: quizlet-sports

Additional Activities or Standards Addressed 

1. Students present the results of take-home survey in class. (National Standard: 1.3)

*image attachment:presentation

2. Bingo game

*image attachment:bingo

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