Useful Balanced Literacy Strategies in Teaching Chinese
Zijie Hu, an NYU graduate and currently a Chinese teacher from New Explorations Into Science, Technology and Science, talked about how she creates teaching materials to teach Chinese. She showed an example of a story she created based on a popular Chinese cartoon “喜洋洋和灰太狼". She also shared with the participants her guided writing activities of writing poetry and songs with the students. She uses the meaningful connections between the components of the Chinese character and its form to teach new words.