Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Writing in Chinese!

Recently, as part of our first theme in reading, we read "The Ballad of Mulan," an exciting legend from China. Mulan was a brave young girl who became a great Chinese hero by taking the place of her old, frail father in a war against invaders.

During our studies of the Mulan legend, we learned to read and write several Chinese characters, which are symbols that represent words.

We used the Chinese characters we learned to create our own stories. Then we illustrated our stories and read them to each other in class. Please enjoy the photographs of our stories below.

Please leave a comment letting us know what you enjoyed about our stories. Do you know other Chinese characters or facts about China that we could learn? Perhaps you could even teach us a word or two in another language!


  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I really enjoyed this assignment because it was
    interesting learning how to write in Chinese!
    I also learned how Mulan survived the war.
    If I were Mulan I would not have taken her father's place, because my family wouldn't want me getting hurt.
    Your Student,
    Andrew Snyder

  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I love all the Chinese stories.
    I really liked Eli's and Natalie's stories.


  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I loved all of the Chinese stories we made. My favorite one was Eli's. I liked it because it's about a sun and a moon. I like your class.

    Your Student,
    Brandon Goldflam

  4. Dear my classmates,
    I liked all of your stories and borders.

    Your Student,


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