First Grade Mandarin – Second Trimester (2020 – 2021)

Ruomu Wang

First Grade

Second Trimester 2020-2021

Chinese Language Arts

  • Literacy Skills:
    • Identify and analyze authors’ purpose
    • Identify the sequence of events
    • Identify cause and effect 
    • Identify the main idea and details
  • Listening Comprehension Skills:
    • Identify the general topic and some basic information in very familiar contexts by recognizing practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences in texts that are spoken or signed, e.g.:
      • follow directions to fill out a simple graphic organizer
      • understand the names of the planets in a science class
      • recognize some weather expressions in a forecast
      • identify some phrases from a read aloud story
      • recognize some events from a cartoon
      • understand simple instructions given by the teacher
      • understand the difference between a spoken statement and question in people’s conversations
  • Interpersonal Speaking Skills:
  • Request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on very familiar and everyday topics, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • ask who, what, where, or when questions
    • respond to a math question reciting a simple mathematical operation
    • interact with a partner to complete a “fill-in-the-blank” worksheet
  • Express basic needs related to familiar and everyday activities, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and questions, e.g.:
    • introduce someone else and ask related questions
    • ask and answer questions about homework
  • Express own preferences or feelings and react to those of others, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and questions, e.g.:
    • exchange preferences
    • add to a conversation
  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and participate by actively listening, taking turns, and staying on topic
  • Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges
  • Ask questions to clear up any confusion about topics and texts under discussion


  • Reading Comprehension Skills:
  • Identify some basic facts from memorized words and phrases when they are supported by gestures or visuals in informational and fiction texts, e.g.:
    • identify nutritional categories on food labels
    • identify names of classes and their locations on a class schedule
    • understand subject-specific terms on a word wall
    • recognize whether a correspondence is formal or informal
    • identify some phrases describing a character in a story
    • recognize a familiar memorized line from a poem
    • recognize some events from a story timeline
    • recognize a song’s common one-line refrain
  • Presentational Writing Skills:
  • Present information about self, interests and activities using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • write the physical or personality traits of a character in a book
  • Present on very familiar and everyday topics using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • write some simple information about the classroom or school
    • write some simple details about animals, foods, historical figures, or sports based on pictures or photos
  • Create or utilize existing visual displays to support descriptions to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings
  • Express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly, using complete sentences when appropriate to task, situation, and audience


  • Intercultural Communication Skills:
    • Identify some typical products and practices related to familiar everyday life
    • Communicate with others from the target culture in familiar everyday situations, using memorized language and showing basic cultural awareness
    • Use appropriate rehearsed behaviors and recognize some obviously inappropriate behaviors in familiar everyday situations


  • Place value to 100
  • Extending addition and subtraction facts
  • Addition: two-digit numbers
  • Subtraction: two-digit numbers
  • Geometry
  • Data and Graphs


  • Project-based learning: Plants
  • Winter Animals/Spring Animals 
  • Hibernation
  • Habitats
  • Weather
  • Earth Day
  • How Things are Made
  • Pushes and Pulls

Social Studies

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • New Year and Lunar New Year
  • Winter in Our Community
  • Read Across America
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Black History Month
  • Saint Patrick’s Day
  • Our World: Oceans and Continents
  • Caring for our Natural Resources
  • Being Good Citizens


  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • The Lord Prayer in Chinese

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