Writing sample: Day 10 of intensive experience

Student: zero previous Chinese

Day 10 of intensive Chinese camp. 2 hrs TPRS-based instruction daily (1 hr oral, 1 hr reading) plus 1 hr writing. Students were allowed to refer to reading materials when writing, but did not copy more than single characters from those stories. Students received no instruction in handwriting or how to form characters.

Assignment: Write a response to the question “Is it wrong to text at a movie?” (carrying over language into non-fiction writing task, when previous reading input was all fictional stories.)

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