If you have already been learning characters for a while, this is a great place to review. Each lesson below covers a group of characters that share a common component. It is helpful to approach characters this way at the intermediate level to review and extend your character base. Each lesson is carefully crafted into a uniquely illustrated meta-story, which also helps the brain associate new characters with a group of similar characters. You can also find Utah DLI (Dual Language Immersion) characters grouped by grade level, so immersion students can consolidate characters they are learning in school in a new way.
Illustrated Character Series Stories
Draft Character Series Stories
Utah DLI Characters

Illustrated Character Series Stories

Read through these illustrated meta-stories to help your brain connect characters that share a component.

口 Trumpeter Wu

古 Ancient Scene

宀 Minecraft House

宀 Minecraft Houses 2

寺 Buddhist Temple

牙 乚 Dangerous Dentist

竹 Camp Bamboo

者 The Hero

艮 Silver Mining

西 The Wild West

酉 The Saloon

Draft Character Series Stories

The meta-stories have been written but not illustrated yet. Your brain will fill in the pictures for now!

亦 Dancing Penguins

兄 Teenagers

冖 Royal Family

几 Hat in the Wind

叔 Uncle Schubert

女 Martyr Mother vs. Forthright Feminist

弋 士 Military Museum

弓 斤 矛 广 Hunter-Gatherer

礻Petitioning the Ancestors

衣 Fashion Look Book

辶 On the Road

阝攵艹 Wedding Planner

Utah DLI Characters

The assigned characters for each grade level are based on the Mandarin Matrix readers. They are presented in groups of 9 characters to make reviewing more manageable. For each character, there is information on the breakdown and a suggested story for remembering the character. There is also a quiz at the end of each lesson.

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade