三十六計之第二/三計:圍魏救趙 & 借刀殺人

DD#2 “Georgia” (10 years old) is catching on.  I think we spent a little more than an hour from beginning to the end on each of these.  I started by explaining to her the scenario and reading it once for her.  She then practiced reading it for 20-30 minutes or so.  I worked with her to fine tune the prosody (the patterns of stress and intonation in a language) or 抑揚頓挫.  We then spent about 20 minutes recording the video.  We take about two days to record each story.  I think she is going to get faster and faster with each subsequent chapter.

Stratagem #2: 圍魏救趙

Quizlet vocabulary link

Stratagem #3: 借刀殺人

Quizlet vocabulary link

On a different note, I can’t figure out why any publisher would think the complexity of the language and story would be appropriate for young kids.  Do you not think this is more appropriate for kids at least in the third grade?

4 thoughts on “三十六計之第二/三計:圍魏救趙 & 借刀殺人

  1. It should be 抑揚頓挫, not 陰陽頓挫.
    Thanks for all the sharing, I really appreciate it!
    I grew up in Taiwan, and I finished reading 鹿鼎記 by myself (no zhuyin) when I was in the 2nd grade in elementary school, and finished 紅樓夢(文言版)when I was at the 5th grade. I might not understand every word but I enjoyed all the readings.

    I guess the publisher didn’t really expect young kids to fully understand the story behind, but just to remember the meaning of the terms. At the same time, it was not hard for me to pick up those stories back to then, I felt it’s quite interesting… it really depends.
    But now I live in US trying to teach my kids Chinese, then I understand it’s kind of challenging for my sons to reach the level I used to consider as an entry level – 金庸 for example.

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    • 妳的語文天份好高喔!二年級就看完鹿鼎記,把金庸小說當做初級!我大女兒要到七年級完才看的懂金庸小說。她看完神雕俠侶,現在在看倚天屠龍記。

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