Chinese Treasure Chest: Volume 2

  • Marisa Fang, Rosemary Firestein and Helen Jungn Jung
  • Cengage Learning
  • 21/1/2018
  • ISBN: 9789814773959

RRP: $142.95 (Inc. GST)


Chinese Treasure Chest is a valuable resource that every Chinese teacher can use to enhance lessons. This collection of ready-to-use games, songs, craft projects, delightfully illustrated student worksheets and activities helps students from grades K-12 learn Chinese as a foreign language. It offers a wide variety of activities of different difficulty levels to facilitate differentiated instruction in mixed-ability classrooms and across grade levels. the elementary curriculum. It is organized into 12 monthly sections to fit the school year. Each section begins with teacher notes that state the learning objectives and difficulty level of each activity, and offer suggestions on how to implement an activity to get the best results. Students learn the Chinese language and culture through games, songs, crossword puzzles, cut-outs, picture cards, TPR activities, role-play, chants and conversations. Also included are seasonal activities to help students celebrate special events and holidays of each month (e.g., Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Dragon Boat Festival). Some of the significant improvements in the second edition of Chinese Treasure Chest include: ‘ Revised teacher notes that provide useful teaching strategies and suggestions; ‘ Exciting new activities, worksheets, songs and rhymes to complement the most popular ones from our original series; ‘ Updated content to reflect current culture; ‘ Additional Chinese New Year worksheets, projects and songs that your students will love; ‘ New project samples of recent student work. ‘ Cross references to contents in our upcoming Volumes 3 and 4 that will provide teachers with an abundance of additional materials about related themes; ‘ 12 full-color posters that teachers can download for use in the classroom. Poster images include 10 of the themes from the calendar pages, the map of China and classroom commands. Visit to access these materials.

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