Wenfei Wang's Story Time with Second Graders in Chinese Novice-High Immersion Class

TEQ Instructional Videos for Chinese Language Teachers

Chinese language teacher Wenfei Wang, who teaches at the Global Village Academy–Aurora in Colorado, presents a teacher-guided reading activity that engages second-graders in self-expression of story comprehension.

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Classroom Video

In this TEQ video activity, we will watch the Chinese language teacher, Wenfei Wang’s 2nd grade Chinese immersion class at the Global Village Academy–Aurora in Aurora, Colorado. This video presents a teacher-guided reading activity that engages second-graders in self-expression of story comprehension. The teacher read a picture book, Big Chicken and Leaking Mouth, and talked about the pictures with the children, who were sitting on the floor. The teacher used the storybook to create a context and encouraged the children to think and express opinions instead of answering factual questions. The children, guided by the teacher, talked about the story by making predictions about the story, learning new words with visual assistance, thinking and talking about the story spontaneously, making personal connections with the story, and summarizing the story using self-expression. This kind of true conversation is the most vital part of children's language development.

Language Objectives

  • Interpret the story with visual support
  • Talk spontaneously while reading the story

Watch Chinese language teacher Wenfei Wang use the storybook to create a context and encourage the children to think and express opinions.

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TEQ Series Overview

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