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  • The Impact of Character Analysisand Reading Aloud on the Chinese Proficiency at Second Grade in a Language Immersion School Haibin Li
  • Chapter 1: Introduction• Overview• Problem Statement• Purpose• Research Questions• Community• Work Setting• Writer’s Role• Definition of Terms• Summary
  • Overview• School: CMS Language Magnate School• Program: Chinese Immersion• Students: Second Graders• Problem: Some students are not at grade level• Goal: Design strategies to improve Chinese proficiency
  • Problem StatementSome of the students of a ChineseImmersion program in second grade arenot demonstrating proficiency in characterrecognition, reading fluency, and oralcommunication in Chinese. Their Chineseperformances are not at grade level.
  • Purpose• Identify the causes of low proficiency in Chinese• Design and implement effective teaching strategies• Help students improve Chinese proficiency with guided practices
  • Research Questions• Can character structure analysis help students improve proficiency in Chinese?• Can additional reading aloud practice help students improve proficiency in Chinese?
  • Community• School Location: Urban area in Charlotte, North Carolina• Total Population: 19,388• Median Age: 30.5• Average House Value: $83,600• Average Household Income: $50,484• Public Schools: 1 regular home-based school, and 1 language magnet school
  • Work Setting• 98 certified administrative staff• 40 target language teachers• 71% teachers have a Bachelor’s degree, 29% Master’s degree• 30% professional staff is not U.S. citizens• Languages include German, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish• In year 2011grade 4 test 80% students at or above basic reading level, and 95% math
  • Writer’s Role• B.A. degree in English Teaching, former English teacher in China• Native Chinese speaker• Joined CMS in 2008 as a teaching assistant• Second grade Chinese Immersion Teacher since year 2010
  • Definition of Terms• PBIS: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports• PEP: Personal Education Plan• RTI: Response to Intervention
  • SummaryThe research will investigate the impact ofcharacter structure analysis and extra reading-aloud practice on the Chinese proficiency atsecond grade. The ultimate goal is to help twoof the twenty-two students in the class whohave low Chinese proficiency to move up tograde level, and to establish repeatableteaching practices that can be utilized to assistlow performing students in the future.