Big Apple Chinese Readers, classroom proven and well received by both teachers and students in Asia, hardly need any introduction! We proudly announce here that its long expected digital version, revised and updated in response to the classroom feedbacks, has finally arrived!
Big Apple Chinese Readers is a graded Chinese reading series tailored to K-6 Chinese learners, comprising short texts phrased in simple, easy-to-understand language. There are five levels in total, with 20 books in per level. Topics increase in level of difficulty as readers progress to each higher level of language proficiency.
Topics are selected to begin with students’ personal life (Family and School), connected with social lives and cultural events, and finally leveled up to stories of historical figures, mythological characters, as well as Chinese idioms.
惊弓之鸟 A Bird Frightened by the Mere Twang of a Bowstring
软和硬 Soft and Hard
小鸟 Little Birds
我们班 Our Class
12 和 20 Twelve and Twenty
闻鸡起舞 To Rise Up Upon the Crowing of the Rooster
下雪 Snowy Day
滥竽充数 The Man Who Pretended He Could Play Reed Pipes
大红苹果 A Big Red Apple
我会 I Can
雨鞋和雨伞 Rain Boots and Umbrellas
我迷路了 I am Lost
熟能生巧 Practice Makes Perfect
什么花 What Kind of Flower Is It?
土豆和蛋糕 Potatoes and Cakes
让座 Offer a Seat
井底之蛙 Frog in the Well
运动会 Sports Days
汉语课 Chinese Lesson
杞人忧天 The Man of Qi Worries About the Sky Falling
我的家人 My Family
胸有成竹 Having a Well-Thought Out Plan
数动物 Counting Animals
夸父追日 Kua Fu Chasing the Sun
狐假虎威 The Fox Borrows the Tiger’s Power and Prestige
iChineseReader is an online leveled reading platform tailored to meet the varied reading needs of all K-12 Chinese programs. iChineseReader offers more than 3000 fiction and nonfiction interactive e-books of different genres and topics, placed at 20 proficiency levels. They include authentic popular best-sellers by native Chinese publishers and interdisciplinary articles by local classroom teachers of different Chinese programs, suited for a variety of curriculum content areas. iChineseReader enables students to read, listen, record, write and practice their literacy skills anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace!