Read for Joy – An International Chinese Reading Series 5

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Usage Advice: The textbook is basically compiled in accordance with the teaching steps of a common reading class, and the recommended teaching time for each lesson is as follows: 4-5 class hours are suggested to complete a lesson. The first class hour is used for the “Knowledge Bank”, “Skills Training” and the learning of the new words in the intensive reading; the second and third class hours are used for the warm-up exercises and the text in the intensive reading; the fourth class hour is used for the extensive reading, and the fifth class houris used to do the “Live Reading” section.

Targeted at the training of reading skills of Chinese learners, this book is designed and compiled for the difficulties in Chinese reading for Chinese learners and the need to improve their reading skills, highlighting the characteristics of reading textbooks, and helping students improve their Chinese reading skills through specific training. It provides abundant useful learning and practice materials to improve learners' reading skills and develop teachers' reading skills training.

About the Author
Su Yingxia is Dean and Professor of the College of Intensive Chinese Training, Beijing Language and Culture University. She won the second prize in the Essential Teaching Skills Competition in the Literature and History Group for Young Teachers in Beijing, and got the title of "Beijing Language and Culture University Prominent Teacher". Her research areas include teaching Chinese vocabulary and grammar to non-native speakers and the compilation of Chinese textbooks.

Features of the textbook: (1) Clear positioning and distinctive characteristics. This textbook takes reading skills training as the core, attaches importance to the cultivation of reading comprehension skills, and basically does not design language output exercises such as oral expressions. (2) Abundant materials for learning and practicing. The first and second volumes of the textbooks are the beginning stage of reading, which focuses on the learning of characters and the accumulation of vocabulary, supplemented by sentence and paragraph reading, so as to lay a foundation for further reading training. Starting from Volume 3, each lesson has three major sections: “Knowledge Bank”, “Skills Training” and “Reading Practice”, and provides the corresponding reading materials for close reading, skimming and checking, which can fully meet the needs of language knowledge accumulation, reading skills training and reading practice for students to improve their Chinese reading ability. (3) Diverse genres and themes. In order to make learners familiar with Chinese reading materials of different genres and themes, this textbook pays attention to the diversification in the selection of text genres and themes. The genre includes narration, practical writing, and argumentative writing and so on. The themes involve learning, life, nature, science and technology, society and culture and so on. In the "Live Reading" section, it also provides students with signboards, posters, notes, online posts and other text materials that can be seen everywhere in daily life. (4) Clear training hierarchy. The style design of the textbook attaches importance to the scientificity and hierarchy of skills training, and develops progressively from knowledge to skill and then to practice. Reading guide is designed in the text part, and targeted reading comprehension exercises are designed for each step, which are convenient for teachers and students to use.
Read for Joy – An International Chinese Reading Series 5