Chinese Literature Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has an Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education

Teach your students about Chinese literature with this lesson plan. Students will read an informational text lesson, discuss content, then do an activity to apply learning. A quiz is provided to check student comprehension.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Explain the history of Chinese literature.
  • Describe types of Chinese literature.


1 - 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards


Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).


Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.


Key Vocabulary

  • Chinese literature
  • Woodblock painting
  • Li Po
  • Du Fu
  • Bai Juyi
  • The Five Classics and The Four Books
  • The Four Great Classic Novels of China

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