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Step by Step, Level C - Traditional

Step by Step, Level C - Traditional

by University of Utah Confucius Institute
ISBN:
9781622910526
$99.99
Description

What is Step by Step C?

Transport students into a world of vivid color, imagination, and fun as they learn Chinese with Step by Step Level C. Designed for students with two to three years of elementary Chinese study, this delightful, 19-volume set of graded readers builds off the vocabulary learned in Step by Step Level A and Level B. Focusing on Grade 3 curricula based on the Utah State Standards in science and social studies, Step by Step Level C elaborates 6-high level content areas including:

  • Science (on general science concepts like the scientific method, gravity, and friction)
  • Anthropology (on Native American culture)
  • Physics (introducing Newton's Laws of Motion)
  • Astronomy (gravity and the rotation/revolution of the Earth and moon)
  • Environment (explaining how energy from the sun affects us and the world)
  • Technology (simple machines)

Pedagogical alignment with ACTFL’s 5 C’s and the Common Core State Standards places Step by Step in a unique position to satisfy the curriculum goals of every elementary school Chinese program: from intensive immersion to casual exploration.

 

How does Step by Step, Level C work?

The third in this multi-level series, Step by Step Level C includes 1 Foundation story which introduces numerous vocabulary and grammatical structures that spiral through the rest of the themes, while also reviewing content from Level A and Level B. After reading the Foundation theme, students and teachers can pick up any theme that suits their needs and interests, finding that grammar and vocabulary will both build within themes and spiral between all the content areas.

There are three readers in each Level C theme. In total, Level C introduces over 450 new words, at 20-30 words per book. Like the earlier levels, the new vocabulary terms systematically recycle throughout each reader across all themes. Step by Step's content-based instruction continues to provide a context for learning and reinforces subject matter learned in other disciplines. The companion website includes audio recordings, teaching tips, vocabulary lists and flashcards, grammar guides, and writing practice templates.

Home support

Most American parents do not speak Chinese—this challenges programs and teachers to find new ways to help parents and guardians support their young learners during the study of Chinese. Step by Step Level C provides a variety of resources to meet this challenge, including full English translations, new word lists with pinyin, and a robust companion website complete with mp3 audio, flashcards, word lists, and more. Contact your representative for samples and more.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2014
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
20pp
Illustrations: 
Full Color
About the Series

What is Step by Step?

Transport your students into a world of vivid color, imagination, and fun as they learn Chinese with Step by Step! Best in Category at the 2013 New England Book Show, Step by Step allows parents and teachers to teach language learning through content-based instruction in science, math, and social studies in the K–2 classroom. Pedagogical alignment with ACTFL’s 5 C’s and the Common Core State Standards places Step by Step in a unique position to satisfy the curriculum goals of every elementary school Chinese program: from intensive immersion to casual exploration. Step by Step will ignite students’ passion to learn through its variety of artistic styles and subject matter, serving as an indispensible component for any first year Chinese course either as a core series or as supporting material.

 How does Step by Step work?

The key to Step by Step’s unique organization lies in its spiraled vocabulary and theme-based approach. This multi-level series starts with three Foundation stories in Level A, which introduce 34 essential vocabulary terms. Once students have mastered the vocabulary in the Foundation stories, teachers can introduce any of the 10 cross-curricular themes—family, hygiene, nutrition, activity, plants, school, water, community, time, and math— to reinforce content learned in other subject areas and provide familiar and engaging language learning contexts. There are three readers in each theme, and each reader introduces approximately 8–12 new high frequency vocabulary terms while systematically recycling previously learned vocabulary. The non-linear relationship among themes allows you to design your language curriculum to match the curriculum in other subject areas and to introduce as many or as few themes as suits your program.

How does Step by Step support a home-school connection?

Most American parents do not speak Chinese—this challenges programs and teachers to find new ways to help parents and guardians support their young learners during the study of Chinese. Step by Step provides a variety of resources to meet this challenge, including full English translations, new word lists with pīnyīn, as well as a robust companion website complete with mp3 audio, flashcards, word lists, and more. Contact your representative for samples.

Are there any online resources available?

Flashcards, writing practice, progression charts, and other online resources are available at the Step by Step companion website.