SEFC Book1A Unit4 Reading “The Rescue”
一、Teaching Aims :
1. To be able to grasp the detailed information of the whole passage 2. To be able to describe an event
3. To be able to handle natural disasters in real-life situation
二、Key Points :
key words, verb phrases and difficult sentences
三、Difficult Points :
1. How to lead the students to understand the story.
2. Narrate an event they experienced with knowledge learned from this lesson. 四、Teaching Theory, Approaches and Aids
Teaching Theory: Make the students the real masters in class while the teacher acts as a director, and ensure that the students know how to handle natural disasters in real-life situation.
Teaching Approaches: task-based method, communicative method, interactive method Teaching Aids: a projector, a tape recorder
Step 1 Pre-reading (lead-in)
Before reading the passage, I'll greet the class as usual, talk about unforgettable
thexperiences, such as the Wenchuan earthquake I experienced on May 12, 2008. Then
I'll ask several students to share their unforgettable experiences, I'll ask them questions and comment on their stories.
PURPOSE: To prepare the students for the new lesson and arouse the students' interest in the new lesson
Step 2 While-reading
1. Bring in the new lesson.
Ask the students to listen to the tape and read after the tape aloud. PURPOSE: To get basic information of the story when listening and reading, at the same time, students can have good pronunciation, stress and intonation. 2. Scanning (reading for specific information)
After listening and reading after the tape, I'll get the students to answer the following questions, whether they are True or False.
Q1: When the flood came, Flora was in the house. F
Q2: After the second wave came, Jeff held onto a tree which grew against the wall. T Q3: Flora's beautiful hair and dress were all wet and cold, but she still felt happy. F Q4: In the end, they didn't find the chimney. F
PURPOSE: To find the answers, students should read the passage quickly for specific information, which is good to improve their reading ability to find information in a short time. Students are also required to read aloud the sentences where they get answers.
3. Skimming (reading for main idea)
Then, I'll give the students several minutes to skim again, ask them to divide the passage into 3 parts:
Para1-2 in the garden
Para3-6 on the way to the house
Para7-11 inside the house
PURPOSE: To know the structure of the story clearly.
Then, I'll get them to answer the following questions:
Q1: What were Flora's first two feelings when she turned around and saw the water coming?
Q2: Why was Jeff looking for the chimney?
4. Intensive Reading
After that, I'll read the passage sentence by sentence, and tell the students their Chinese meaning. In this process, I'll focus on making clear each language point to lead the students to know the detailed information. I'll also encourage the students to translate some difficult sentences. The students can guess the meaning of some words and expressions according to the context, clues and word form.
PURPOSE: It is a very effective way to train their reading skills. Then, I'll get the students to find out verbs and verb phrases that describe the flood: sweep down, swallow, flow around, strike, move up, sweep past, cut down, sweep away
Step 3 Post-reading
Get the students to read the passage quietly and retell how Jeff and Flora rescued themselves from the flood according to time order. (First-Next-Then-Finally) PURPOSE: It is an effective way to deepen students' understanding and practice their oral English, and also a good way to get feedback of this lesson.
Then, I'll give students a topic to discuss.
What should you do if a fire breaks out in the classroom?
Show some useful words and expressions to guide the students. After discussing, ask someone to summarize their answers, and comment on their answers.
PURPOSE: To put what the students learned into practice.
Before the end of this class, I'll assign homework for the students.
Write an article about one of your unforgettable experiences.
PURPOSE: To consolidate what the students learned after class.