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VELS Unit Planner Team: Year Level: 7

Step 1
1. What is worthy and desiring of understanding? (Identify desired results)
2. What is evidence of understanding? (Determine acceptable evidences)
3. What learning experiences and teaching promote understanding, interest and excellence? (Plan learning experiences and instructions)
Key Concept Introduce the daily activities in target language.
(Generative topic / why? /
big idea)

Focus Essential Learning Domain: LOTE


Domain Dimensions: communication in a LOTE
(Including dimensions) Standards:
a. Students introduce themselves, greet and farewell others using the appropriate register and reproduce
modelled use of language.
b. Students exchange simple information on topics such as daily routines and aspects of their world. They talk
about themselves in response to questions.
c. In tone languages, students discern all the tones pattern in slow speech.
d. Students acquire and use new information and language, and recycle previously learn language skills and
knowledge in new contexts.
e. Students discuss the differences between writing systems across languages. They read aloud effectively,
applying knowledge of familiar characters and punctuation in a range of contexts. They use pinyin for basic
word-processing. Students interpret information by comparing, discussing options and drawing conclusions.

Supporting Domains Domain: Communication


(Including dimensions) Dimensions: Listening, viewing and responding
Standards:
a. Students identify the effective ways to transfer messages in a complex target language context and use this
information into the real communication.
b. Students apply their own language knowledge to their listening skills. They are able to use resources to do
effective communication. They are able to reflect appropriately in a simple target language context..

Domain:
Dimensions: personal learning
Standards:
a. Students set up their learning goals for both short term and long term. They allocate appropriate time and utilise
appropriate resources to manage competing priorities and complete tasks.
b. Students create a positive learning environment for both their own and other’s learning process within and outside
classroom.
Managing personal learning
a. Students check the effectiveness of management of tasks and reflect, modify their personal learning stratigies.
b. Students utilise resources and appropriate activities and demonstrate their learning motivation.

Understanding Goals 1 2 3 4
(Written as essential Recall the correct way to Learn to express different Apply new knowledge and Express frequency and show
questions or statements) count numbers from 1 to 999 colours in spoken and written new vocabulary to daily life. understanding of
orally in Chinese. Identify language in target language. grammatical points such as
the appropriate Hanzi and words order and different
use mathematical knowledge sentence styles.
to do simple calculation with
Chinese characters.

Step 2
1. What is worthy and desiring of understanding? (Identify desired results)
2. What is evidence of understanding? (Determine acceptable evidences)
3. What learning experiences and teaching promote understanding, interest and excellence? (Plan learning experiences and instructions)
Sequence Understanding Performances of Understanding Ongoing Assessment Reference to
Goals (Criteria, feedback & reflection) specific VELS
standards
Introductory Recall the Review the correct way to count numbers. Bingo games Comprehension of
Performances correct way to Introduce the story of Chinese mathematicians Vocab tests limited personal
(Tuning in) count numbers by means of slideshow. and factual
from 1 to 999 information on
orally in familiar topics,
Chinese. discriminating
Identify the between questions
appropriate and statement
Hanzi and use when listening.
mathematical
knowledge to do
simple
calculation with
Chinese
characters.

Learn to express Introduce new vocabulary and discuss the Vocab tests
different colours meaning of different colours in both Chinese Self assessing on recognise the Hanzi
in spoken and culture and western culture. Self assessing on recognise the different
written language colours in different signs
in target
language.

Apply new Introduce new vocabulary. Practice frequently Oral practise Use of familiar
knowledge and in the correct order. Discuss structures to
new vocabulary convey
to daily life. information, often
by manipulation or
substitution of
text, in simple
Express Practice in both spoken and written language. Oral practise sentences in print
frequency and discuss and electronic
show form.
understanding of
grammatical
points such as
words order and
different
sentence styles.

Guided Inquiry Recall the a. Students are to do math calculation in Correct worksheets. Comprehension of
Performances correct way to Chinese characters. limited personal
(Finding out / count numbers b. Students are to ask five of their friends and factual
sorting out / from 1 to 999 or families about their birthday and use information on
going further) orally in the correct way to express it. familiar topics,
Chinese. c. Students are to research the date of discriminating
Identify the important affairs in the history and between questions
appropriate express it in Chinese. and statement
Hanzi and use when listening.
mathematical
knowledge to do
simple
calculation with
Chinese
characters.

Learn to express a. Students are to do worksheet to Correct worksheet.


different colours practice.
in spoken and b. Students are to research the colours of
written language five popular signs’.
in target c. Students are to colour their worksheet.
language.

Apply new Students and the teacher have conversations to Discuss. Use of familiar
knowledge and discuss the use of different colours. structures to
new vocabulary convey
to daily life. information, often
by manipulation or
substitution of
text, in simple
Express Students are to complete worksheets. Discuss. sentences in print
frequency and Correct worksheet. and electronic
show form.
understanding of
grammatical
points such as
words order and
different
sentence styles.
Culminating Recall the Students are to make a calendar in Chinese. Direct and help students to do the calendar.
Performances correct way to They are required to use Chinese to introduce
(Making count numbers different colours.
conclusions / from 1 to 999
taking action) orally in
Chinese.
Identify the
appropriate
Hanzi and use
mathematical
knowledge to do
simple
calculation with
Chinese
characters.

Learn to express
different colours
in spoken and
written language
in target
language.
Apply new
knowledge and
new vocabulary
to daily life.

Express
frequency and
show
understanding of
grammatical
points such as
words order and
different
sentence styles.

Step 3
1. What is worthy and desiring of understanding? (Identify desired results)
2. What is evidence of understanding? (Determine acceptable evidences)
3. What learning experiences and teaching promote understanding, interest and excellence? (Plan learning experiences and instructions)

Weekly Overview
(Units may vary in length. A 6 week timeframe is not prescriptive)
Term 1 Introduce yourself and your families

Week 1: Introduction – Greetings. My name is.


Week 2: My nationality. Chinese new year: Happy new year.
Week 3: Chinese New year and character writing. Assignment Element 1 – worksheet
Week 4-5: Assignment element 2 – making a Chinese new years card
Week 6: Family members.
Week 7: Introduce your family members.
Week 8: On line activities.
Term 2 Numbers and date

Week 1: numbers from 1-100


Week 2: Date and Month
Week 3: Weekdays.
Week 4: Assignment: Element 1- worksheet
Week 5: Assignment: Element 2 – Make a calendar and Label your friends’ birthday

Food and Making an Order

Week 6: Money
Week 7: Food, Eating.
Week 8: Assignment - Make an menu
Week 9: Make an order
Week 10: On line Activities

Term 3 Colours and clothes

Week 1-2: different colours


Week 3-4: Different clothes
Week 5: Assignment: Make a junk mail on clothes.
Week 6-7: Fit or not
Week 8: Design a wardrobe
Week 9-10: Design an outfit, complete with colours, then use Chinese to describe it to classmates.

Term 4 Countries and cities

Week 1: Countries
Week 2: Cities
Week 3: Language – Make an ID card
Week 4-6: Assignment – Element 1 work sheet, Element 2 Make a broacher on a city in China.

Merry Christmas

Week 7: Festivals name in Chinese


Week 8: Make a Christmas dinner. Give presents.
Week 9: Make a Christmas plan.
Week 10: Online activities.
Resources

Hanyu
Nihao
Haojile