Reading between Chinese Zodiac and English Proverbs – Interactive Picture Book
作品簡介： 瀏覽作品說明書競賽日誌心得報告 Children always play an important role in the future. We chose the familiar story “Chinese Zodiac” and combined it with English proverbs, so that children can not only understand the meaning behind the Chinese zodiac, but also learn English proverbs. The integration of Chinese and Western cultures should be launched worldwide. Hopefully, our children will command both the fluency of English and the knowledge of different cultures. In the future, they will become the multi-cultured citizens of the global village. Therefore, we devoted ourselves to making children read in a creative and interactive way, and we tried making use of the Chinese zodiac story to learn English proverbs. There are some reasons why we made this interactive book. First, we’d like to spread Chinese culture to the world through English as a tool. Second, we hoped to enhance children’s language skills, among which reading is a key role. Third, we wanted to motivate children to read and learn some English without pressure. Finally, interaction is important, which can not only catch children’s attention but also inspire their brain-storming. Therefore, we decided to make an interactive book for the children.
The Merchant of Venice
In the story, there are two merchants.
How to make a decision between friends and self-respect?
Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest dramatists.
Antonio and Shylock were both rich merchants who lived in Venice.
The Merchant of Venice was different from Shakespeare’s previous works.
"The Merchant of Venice" is Shakespeare's play.
Tuesdays with Morrie
How would you face the rest of your life when you are announced that you only have a few months to live?
“We must love one another or die.” This is a sentence from W.H. Auden’s poetry.
《Tuesdays with Morrie》is talking about an old man, Morrie.
Morrie, a wise old man who was dying, taught us how to face our life.
“Tuesday with Morrie” is a story about professor Morrie and his student Mitch.
The story starts with a man, Mitch, who wants to complete a book concerning about life's meaning.
Life of Pi
Although that the contents of the book happens in real life is nearly impossible, the author described the story as if I had personally experienced.
The message, emotion and meaning in every individual story are not the same.
To be frank, questions popped up one by one in my mind after I finished reading this novel.
This is a story about a teenager named Pi drifting on the sea.
In this story, the author keeps a logic description style intentionally despite of the fact the whole story is still full of miracles.
Pi gave me a lot of influence and inspiration.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Someone said “Time is your enemy.”
The major topic in “The Picture of Dorian Gray” is about people’s heart.
Have you ever thought that your outer appearance matters more?
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by the writer Oscar Wilde.
This story is about a young man, Dorian Gray, who has a beautiful face.
This is my first time to read Oscar Wilde’s works, and I really enjoyed reading the story of this novel.