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Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster

Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster
Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster
Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster
Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster
Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster
Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster
Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster
Chinese Word Walls and Classroom Expectations Poster
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This file has ready-to-print, large 120-pt font words in Chinese (simplified script) with their English meanings. Pinyin is sometimes included on phrases and words I expect the students may want to use before they hear it enough to acquire it.

There are 9 + 2 files in total (updated June 8, 2015). Word walls include: Fun Words (might also be called "Rejoinders"), Action Words (useful in describing class activities and TPR), Useful Words (instructions and questions such as 我可以去洗手间吗?), Time Words, Direction phrases, a small poster of six classroom expectations, a 对联 related to education, and a "no whining" sign. (For convenience, the "+2" files are Questions Words and Connector Words, also available as a free download from my store.)

The page format for most of these files is for printing on 11 by 17 inch sized paper. If you do not have access to a printer for 11x17, you may resize the page and may need to adjust some of the spacing to optimize printing.

My rationale for not showing pinyin except in a few sections: I will be saying words aloud, pausing, and pointing to its meaning as I say it. Over time, students pick up the sound and meaning of the words. I also occasionally ask students to spell the words to make sure they can type them. I have used colors Terry Waltz assigns to each tone (see http://www.terrywaltz.com/terry-waltz-tprs-tonally-orthographic-pinyin.php for information about the colors).

Teaching these words happens over the course of the year in asking students questions and discussing topics. I print these words, cut them out, and post them in the classroom. As I talk with students in class, I pause and point to the question words to clarify meaning as needed. Helpful especially for TPRS and Comprehensible Input teachers of Mandarin Chinese.

For a classroom video tour showing an older version of similar word walls, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKnW48lv1Q

Chinese teaching blog: www.tprsforchinese.blogspot.com
Chinese teaching-related video channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFtCASxFEa9ym88EUrWZxFQ
Total Pages
31 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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