Songs & chants in the chinese classroom cltagny 2011

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Songs & chants in the chinese classroom cltagny 2011

  1. 1. Robin Harvey 何柔彬<br />New York University<br />Pauline Huang 黄瑞伶<br />St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School<br />CLTA-GNY Annual Conference<br />May, 2011<br />Songs & Chants in the Chinese Classroom<br />
  2. 2. Who, What, Where?<br />Songs & Chants can be used:<br /><ul><li>For Any level, any age
  3. 3. To supplement other materials
  4. 4. As assessment (project)
  5. 5. Whenever you need to add energy to class!</li></li></ul><li>When<br />Songs & Chants can be used:<br /><ul><li>As “Main Course” for a unit
  6. 6. To supplement other materials
  7. 7. As assessment (project)
  8. 8. For practicing all 4 skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing
  9. 9. Three modes: interpretive, interpersonal, presentational
  10. 10. Whenever you need to add energy to class!</li></li></ul><li>The Ideal Song or Chant<br /><ul><li>Uses natural language
  11. 11. Catchy tune or rhythm which emphasizes the natural rhythm of the language
  12. 12. Topic students are interested in/you are currently teaching
  13. 13. Structures you are currently teaching
  14. 14. Question & Answer pattern</li></li></ul><li>Steps in Teaching Songs & Chants<br /><ul><li>Listening Tasks
  15. 15. MUST give students task to do while listening
  16. 16. Count how many times a phrase appears
  17. 17. Listen for all words they know
  18. 18. Listen for meaning: what is the song about?</li></li></ul><li>Steps in Teaching Songs & Chants<br /><ul><li>Speaking Tasks
  19. 19. Sing with gestures
  20. 20. Memorize and perform for class
  21. 21. Write their own version
  22. 22. Change a few words
  23. 23. Use only the rhythm & basic patterns
  24. 24. 元宵节</li></li></ul><li>Steps in Teaching Songs & Chants<br /><ul><li>Reading
  25. 25. Read along
  26. 26. Radicals search
  27. 27. Figure out the rule
  28. 28. Writing
  29. 29. Create & Illustrate their own version
  30. 30. Write & perform their own version</li></li></ul><li>Let’s Try It!<br />
  31. 31. 四声歌: Summary<br />Chant with movement<br />Tones practice<br />Act out meaning<br /><ul><li>Play small percussion instruments
  32. 32. Keeps all </li></ul>students <br />involved<br /><ul><li>Chant with character cards
  33. 33. Pre-reading practice
  34. 34. Chant with pictures
  35. 35. Listening </li></ul>for meaning<br />
  36. 36. Brainstorm and Create!<br />Put action word first <br />Use newly learned vocabulary of same tone<br />Be creative!<br /> Food:喝鸡汤,摇红茶,煮小米,做细面!<br />Animals:<br />抓灰青蛙 ,<br />骑白龙<br />咬紫虎, <br />看大怪兽!<br />
  37. 37. 四声歌<br />Common Classroom Language<br />Emphasizes Pronunciation<br />Teaches names of tones along with pronunciation<br />Answer to our boring drills!<br />Great for dancing!<br />
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  41. 41. 感恩节做什么?感恩节我们看游行!<br />长长的游行<br />短短的游行<br />。。。。<br />游行好玩!<br />
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  45. 45. What other holidays could we use?<br />
  46. 46. Thank you!<br />Robin Harvey<br />Project for Developing Chinese Language Teachers<br />New York University<br />Robin.harvey@nyu.edu<br />(212)992-9367<br />Pauline Huang<br />St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School<br />jh2285@columbia.edu<br />(646)436-3305<br />

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