Clothes and Shopping Featured, Open
By: Jiaqi Liu (Queens college)
Topic(s): Fashion and Clothing, Shopping
Performance Target: Novice High-CEFR A1/A2




Stage 1: What are the Desired Result? (Culture Standard)
Unit Overview

This unit focuses on how to buy or sell clothing in China.
Through a variety of tasks, students will be able to explore, to learn and to make comparisons between Chinese culture and their own culture.
The final assessment will check students’ ability to buy and sell clothing in a Chinese clothing store.

Enduring Understanding

Students will understand that Chinese people prefer to buy new clothing for celebrating their festivals.

Students will understand that Chinese people like red color clothing for festivals.

Students will understand that traditional Chinese clothes include Hanfu, Qipao, etc.

Essential Questions

How do we apply Chinese in different social encounters in our life?

What is the meaning of red color in Chinese culture?

What is difference between Chinese clothing style and America clothing style?

Intercultural Competence

Students can understand the reason why Chinese people prefer red clothing for celebrating their festivals.

Students will understand that, during Chinese festivals, Chinese people prefer wearing traditional or new clothing.

Students can compare the difference between the current payment method in China and the current payment method in the America.

Stage 2: Determine Acceptable Evidence (Communication Standard)
Context for the Summative Performance Assessment

Your school will celebrate the cultural day. To celebrate the cultural day, you and your friends want to buy some traditional Chinese clothes. Students need to be able to describe the real clothing with appropriate measure and color words. They are expected to express their own preferences, ask for and answer the price of clothing in a clothing store.

Summative Performance Assessment
Interpretive

Students will be given a quiz practice in the Wordwall website to identify the clothing in the picture with appropriate measure words.

Interpersonal

Students will work with partners to reinforce the knowledge of using different opinion words through Questions and Answers practice.

Presentational

Students will work in groups with 4-5 people in one group to role play the scenario in a clothing store about buying/ selling clothing and accessories.


Communicative Mode
Authentic Material URL
NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Performance Assessment Student Statements(PASS) Intercultural Competence Can do
Interpretive reading
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15muj93mJhI_k4rBv7kUA7geSBkHskCsiuSHp0e_xT7Q/edit?usp=sharing
I can identify the topic and some isolated facts from simple sentences in informational texts. I can identify different colors and measure words. I can describe someone’s outfit with appropriate measure words and color words. I can understand the meaning of red color in Chinese culture.

Interpersonal speaking
I can express, ask about, and react to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics, using simple sentences most of the time and asking questions to keep the conversation on topic. I can use certain sentence structures to express my preference while choosing clothes. I can ask for and give opinions about shopping decisions. I can explain the rule of using measure words in Chinese and provide more examples in describing someone’s outfit.

Presentational speaking
https://youtu.be/6-sBcpp1LBw
I can present on familiar and everyday topics, using simple sentences most of the time. I can ask for and give prices of clothing in a role playing. I can compare the difference between the current payment method in China and the current payment method in the America.

Stage 3: Learning Experiences and Instruction (Connections-Comparisons-Communities Standard)
Communicative Mode
Formative Assessments during the lessons, aligning Connections, Comparisons and Communities. Performance Assessment Student Statements(PASS) Language, culture, content for each task Intercultural Competence Can Do's
Interpretive Viewing View
https://youtu.be/YnsEQAdkrC8?t=35

Connections

Students will view the video twice to find the key words that will be used when describing someone’s outfit.

I can recognize the names of clothes and different color words. I can understand these Chinese characters for the names of clothes. Review

一(one), 这(this), 那(that), 穿(wear)

Spiral

衬衫(shirt),T恤(T-shirt), 毛衣(sweater),裙子(skirt),裤子(pants), 运动衫(hoodie),运动鞋(Sneaker),夹克(coat)

New

红色(red)黄色(yellow)绿色(green)黑色(black)白色(white)蓝色(blue)粉红色(pink)

I can explain the rule of using measure words in Chinese and provide more examples in describing someone’s outfit.

Interpersonal Speaking Listen
https://youtu.be/YnsEQAdkrC8?t=35

Communities

Students will interact with their partner to improve the information to complete the worksheet.

I can improve my understanding and enhance my information about describing someone’s outfit by communicating with my partners. Review

衬衫(shirt),T恤(T-shirt), 毛衣(sweater),裙子(skirt),裤子(pants), 运动衫(hoodie),运动鞋(Sneaker),夹克(coat)

Spiral

红色(red)黄色(yellow)绿色(green)黑色(black)白色(white)蓝色(blue)粉红色(pink)

New

灰色(gray) 紫色(purple)

I can understand the meaning of red color in Chinese culture.

Presentational Speaking Listen
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w27PHBMiSjrbZKCfJpUYIvo5LZKFM3ib710TfGRpKOU/edit?usp=sharing

Connections

Student will be asked to complete a worksheet about describing his or her classmates. Then, students will present their description in front of class, and the rest of students should find which student is being described.

I can use the appropriate measure words and color words to describe clothes. Review

衬衫(shirt),T恤(T-shirt), 毛衣(sweater),裙子(skirt),裤子(pants), 运动衫(hoodie),运动鞋(Sneaker),夹克(coat),红色(red),黄色(yellow),绿色(green),黑色(black),白色(white),蓝色(blue),粉红色(pink)

Spiral

灰色(gray),紫色(purple)

New

件,双,条

I can explain the rule of using measure words in Chinese and provide more examples in describing someone’s outfit.

Interpretive Reading View
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15muj93mJhI_k4rBv7kUA7geSBkHskCsiuSHp0e_xT7Q/edit?usp=sharing

Connections

Students will read the text about buying clothing in real-life situation. Students will be asked to try to find some information from the text and complete their comprehension worksheet.

I can understand the content of the dialogue in the text. Review

一(one), 这(this), 那(that), 穿(wear)
衬衫(shirt),T恤(T-shirt), 毛衣(sweater),裙子(skirt),裤子(pants), 运动衫(hoodie),运动鞋(Sneaker),夹克(coat)
红色(red), 黄色(yellow), 绿色(green), 黑色(black), 白色(white), 蓝色(blue), 粉红色(pink)

Spiral

件,双,条 (Measure words)

New

买衣服(Buying clothing)
我想要买……(I want to buy…)

I can use appropriate sentences to communicate with others from China about buying clothing.

Interpersonal Speaking Listen
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b0JvtP-1AVFx8S6Ktuq7Nm7ClmveebhV8v1QHnaT29Q/edit

Communities

Students will be encouraged to work in groups with 3-4 people in one group to discuss their first part of worksheet. Also, they can use
any online resource, such as the online dictionary, to help themselves to understand the text.

I can identify the topic and certain sentence structures in this text by talking with my teammates. Review

衬衫(shirt),T恤(T-shirt), 毛衣(sweater),裙子(skirt),裤子(pants), 运动衫(hoodie),运动鞋(Sneaker),夹克(coat)
红色(red), 黄色(yellow), 绿色(green), 黑色(black), 白色(white), 蓝色(blue), 粉红色(pink)

Spiral

件,双,条 (Measure words),

New

买衣服(Buying clothing)
我想要买……(I want to buy…)

I can understand the different features between buying clothing in China and in my own culture.

Interpretive Viewing Watch
https://youtu.be/kypaX1ch7g0?t=56

Connections

Students will view the video and write down some notes about how to express their preference. Then, students will complete the practice about expressing preferences on Wordwall.

I can understand the dialogue in the video about buying clothing in real-life situation. Review

件,双,条

Spiral

买衣服(Buying clothing)
我想要买……(I want to buy…)

New

我比较喜欢……因为……(I prefer ...... because ......)

I can understand the different features between Chinese traditional clothing and my own culture’s traditional clothing.

Interpersonal Speaking View
https://jamboard.google.com/d/1QMLGp2NZ3IXHWYbyj7RSaXaKQYBjgrNdYHwVUo5df4U/viewer?f=0

Communities

The teacher will show a lot of real clothing for students to choose. Students will work with their partner, expressing their preferences and reasons by using the sentence structures that the teacher provided.

I can use certain sentence structures to express my preference to my partner and get their feedback while choosing clothes. Review

件,双,条

Spiral

买衣服(Buying clothing)
我想要买……(I want to buy…)

New

我比较喜欢……因为……(I prefer ...... because ......)

I can understand the different features between Chinese traditional clothing and my own culture’s traditional clothing.

Presentational Speaking Listen
https://youtu.be/kypaX1ch7g0?t=56

Connections

Students will select one clothing and describe it with appropriate measure words and color words. Then, students will present their partner’s preferences and explain the reason why he or she like this clothing.

I can understand how to ask opinions about shopping decisions. I can give my opinion when someone seeks shopping advice from me. Review

我比较喜欢……因为……(I prefer ...... because ......)

Spiral

这(this), 那(that), 穿(wear), 戴(wear)

New

你觉得…怎么样?(What do you think...?)
我觉得…好看/不好看。(I think... pretty well/not pretty at all.)

I can understand the meaning of red color in Chinese culture.

Interpretive Viewing Watch
https://youtu.be/6-sBcpp1LBw

Connections

Students will take notes about how to ask and answer the price of clothing by viewing this video. The teacher will demonstrate the sentence of asking and answering prices to deepen their understanding.

I can understand how to ask for and answer the price of clothing. Review

买衣服(Buying clothing)
我想要买……(I want to buy…)

Spiral

我比较喜欢……因为……(I prefer ...... because ......)
你觉得…怎么样?(What do you think...?)
我觉得…好看/不好看。(I think... pretty well/not pretty at all.)

New

……多少钱?(How much is ......?)
……块.(……Yuan.)

I can ask for the price of clothing appropriately when shopping in a Chinese clothing store.

Interpersonal Speaking Watch
https://youtu.be/6-sBcpp1LBw

Communities

Students will work in groups with 4-5 people in one group to role play the scenario in a clothing store about buying or selling clothing and accessories. Before their presentation, students will interact with their teammate to decide that what payment methods they will use and what sentence structures that the teacher provided they will use.

I can present how to ask and answer a variety of questions about the price, size and color of clothing. I can be familiar with different payment methods for purchases. Review

买衣服(Buying clothing)
我想要买……(I want to buy…)

Spiral

我比较喜欢……因为……(I prefer ...... because ......)
你觉得…怎么样?(What do you think...?)
我觉得…好看/不好看。(I think... pretty well/not pretty at all.)

New

……多少钱?(How much is ......?)
……块.(……Yuan.)

I can compare the difference between the current payment method in China and the current payment method in the America.

Materials and Other Resources

Resources:
https://youtu.be/YnsEQAdkrC8?t=35
https://youtu.be/kypaX1ch7g0?t=56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcUVUmwnauk
https://youtu.be/6-sBcpp1LBw
Worksheet about Describing Clothes
Worksheet about Reading Comprehension

Textbook:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15muj93mJhI_k4rBv7kUA7geSBkHskCsiuSHp0e_xT7Q/edit?usp=sharing

Student Work Samples

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