TCLP - December 2023 Highlights
In this video:
• Xiang Keyuan (Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, VT) helps her students practice food-related vocabulary using a board game. Students throw dice to determine how many spaces they can move forward on the board. If they land on a space with food, they must say the name of the food. If they land on the other spaces, they either move ahead, move backward, or go all the way back to the beginning!
• Larbi Hachard (Advanced Learning Academy, TX) leads his students in a game of “Simon Says” so that they can practice their vocabulary. Students hear either an action word, such as “stand up” or “sit down,” or a vocabulary word. They must then do the action or identify the vocabulary word from the pictures on their desks.
• Cheng Yu-Chen (German International School, OR) gets her students involved in a game of charades to practice job-related vocabulary. Two students are shown a picture of a person working and then act out that job. For example, students act out a police officer or construction worker. Meanwhile, a third student must guess what job they are portraying in Mandarin. Once the student correctly guesses what job the others were acting out, the two students must act out another one.
• Yuan Zhen (Butler Academy, SC) leads his students in practicing their recently learned vocabulary for family members. After learning the vocabulary for different members of the family and how to say “I love my ___” in Mandarin, students each share one person in their family that they love.