Once the words and structures are understood, you will be able to test it through reading and listening comprehension exercises. One of the ways, Laoshi practices comprehension is by watching videos together that he's screened in advance. We have found videos on PPTV or Better Chinese's Online Learning System. The Better Chinese Online Learning System has over 1400 animated stories leveled for beginners through advanced language learners. You can register for a free trial of their story library and see some of them.
For homework, he assigned her a worksheet whereby she was to look up specific words (if she didn't know them) using Pleco and then to complete the story summary using these words from the box.
Then in the following class, she was given the following sentences and asked to arrange them in the correct sequence according to how the story developed in the video.