Border Town: In-depth Reading (Teacher’s Book)

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Level: Advanced

Middle School

The Way of Readingmainly matches the selected readings of Chinese and foreign classic literary works of the IB Chinese (literature/language and literature) course. Each textbook takes one work as a core, and the concept of reverse curriculum design with the goal as the starting point is the main axis. It provides two versions of teacher's guidance book and student's practice book. Each textbook will be divided into sections according to thematic elements, combining Chinese and Western teaching strategies, providing diversified teaching guidance and suggestions for classroom activities. At the same time, it will also provide a layer-by-layer deep scaffolding model for the overall design, laying a good foundation for a deep understanding and mastery of excellent Chinese and foreign literature. Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach him to fish, he will never go hungry. Through studying these works, students can not only pass the examination and evaluation, but also learn the methods and abilities that will benefit themselves lifetime.

Border Town, Shen Congwen's masterpiece, is a reading comprehension question frequently appeared in the IB examination. Through the analysis of the theme, characters, plots, environment and techniques, this book guides students to understand the work in an all-round way and helps them adapt to the examination more quickly.
Teacher's Book provides the answer for Student's Book.

About the Author
Chunman Gissing, master of comparative literature in the University of Washington, chief examiner of IB, one of the founders and former president of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Washington State. She taught at the University of Washington and served as vice president of Beijing International School and summer teacher training officer of the Star Talk Program at the University of Hawaii. She is currently an advisor to the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Huazhou and an educationconsultant of the Confucius Institute of Huazhou. She specializes in task-based pedagogical training, curriculum design, high-quality book composing of appropriate age and class for Chinese children.

Jing Wu taught at IUP Chinese Center of Tsinghua University and Yale University and once served as the teaching director and training director. She currently works in Beijing International School and serves as an IB examiner and training officer. She has been engaged in curriculum design and first-line teaching of Chinese as a second language for many years. She has rich experience on curriculum planning and result evaluation for Chinese course of international diploma, especially on language and literature.

Xiaolin Gong, a former teacher at Beijing Yaozhong International School, currently teaches at Beijing International School and serves as an IB Chinese examiner. She has rich teaching experience of junior and senior high school and on international diploma course of IB literature language in senior high school. She specializes in curriculum design, evaluation and textbook compilation.

√ Cultivate readers' in-depth reading habits and transcend their perceptual cognizance of literary works
√ Foster readers' critical thinking ability and enhance their multi-dimensional thinking of the author and work
√ Develop readers' keen insight and comprehensive analytical ability, and improve the exam-taking skills of IB language and literature courses
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