Little Chinese readers are 8 page books that provide children an opportunity to practice reading characters in context and to help build confidence and develop fluency. The text follows a predictable pattern and is supported by images, making them ideal for emergent readers in bilingual and immersion classrooms. The last page includes Chinese characters learned in the text. It allows students a chance to read and recognize Chinese characters out of context.
The little readers can be used while working with the entire class, in small groups, or one-on-one with individual children. They can also be assigned as homework for additional practice to reinforce Chinese characters learned in the classroom. They can also be used in class during independent reading practice or in a learning center. Illustrations are black and white so they can be colored by students. Many of the sentences include color words. Students demonstrate comprehension of the sentences when they color the pictures correctly.
This reader is for the transitional Chinese reader. Transitional readers know a lot more characters. However, they need more practice recognizing these same characters in different contexts. The transitional level readers review many of the characters taught in the beginning level readers. Children are introduced to more different sentence patterns in the same reader. The text is less predictable and requires children to recognize more characters with less picture support.
This reader reviews a few colors and the Chinese characters for up and down. It comes in traditional and simplified Chinese. It also includes two templates to create class books.