Reading—A night the Earth Didn’t Sleep 马秀峰 Teaching goals:
1. Target language 目标语言 Learn and master the new words and expressions in this period. 2. Ability goal
s 能力目标 Train the students’ reading and speaking ability. Train the students’ ability to use the Internet to search for some useful information. Train the students’ ability to cooperate with others.
Teaching important points:
Train the students’ reading ability—skimming and scanning.
Teaching difficult points:
Describe the disasters.
Teaching procedures: Step1. Lead-in
T: We have a visit to the museum of natural disasters, and you have learned about some brief introduction of most disasters. Today, I want to show you round the earthquake department, and I hope you will like it and learn some useful knowledge. Now let’s go. T: At the very beginning, I want to know how much you know about an quake. Q1: What would you take with you if a quake happened? Q2: The best way to save yourself is to know there will be a quake before it happens. What kind of signs can tell you that there is a quake? Q3: What kind of damage can an earthquake cause? S: buildings are destroyed; people are killed; families are broken… T: Let’s have a look at some pictures of such terrible site. (Pictures of quakes) T: (The last picture is monument of Tangshan quake.) Do you know what this is?
T: 30 years ago, on the day July, the 28th, a terrible disaster suddenly happened, and the beautiful Tangshan was removed from the map. This is Tangshan quake. Does any body know something about Tangshan quake? T: Let’s read a news report about the famous quake.
I. Skimming & scaring Get the students comprehend the passage quickly and accurately, and meanwhile help the students to form a good habit of reading. T: First please skim the passage fast to obtain/ get a general understanding of the whole passage. And underline the answers to the following questions. 1. When did the quake happen? (Why did the writer use different expression of the same thing?) 2. How many people killed and injured duringand the find quake? II. While reading, divide were the whole passage into 3parts out the main idea of each part. 3. How many buildings were destroyed? Para.1 before the quake 4. Were there any people coming to rescue them? Para.2-3 during the quake Para.4 after the quake II. Careful-reading Read the passage again and try to get more detailed information. T: Now let’s read the passage again and find more information. Join the correct parts of the sentences. (Turn to page 27, ex1) T: Now you have read the passage carefully, please put the sentences in order. Number each of these things during the Tangshan quake.(Turn to page 27, ex2) T: here are some more work for you. You can work in groups. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. What strange things happened before the quake? What sentences can express the quake is GREAT? What numbers can express the quake is GREAT? What metaphor does the writer use to say the quake is GREAT? What happened when rescue work was going on? How did the army help to rescue survivors? Complete the passage with some of the words in bold in the report.(Turn to page 28, ex2)
T: Let’s watch some pictures, and comparing the old Tangshan, the Tangshan after quake, and the new Tangshan we see today.
Step 4 Post-reading (discussing)
T: After read the news report, and see so many pictures, what impresses you most? Why? Or what do you learn from such a disaster? (Self-rescue, environment protection, rebuilt, love and help) I: self-rescue (a video game) T: When in a quake, if you know some self-rescue skills, you may probably save yourself. If you want to know some of the skills, click here. (Link to the index) Let’s do little game to see how much you know about self-rescue. II. What did they suffer and feel? T: Can you understand what they suffer and what they feel after such a disaster? T: If you were one of the rescuers 30 years ago, what could you say and what can you do to comfort them? Or how could you help them?
III. Rebuilding T: we see that the new Tangshan has been set up. What is needed to rebuild Tangshan. IV: environment protection T: nowadays there are more disasters than before. One of the reasons is that we pay more attention to our economy development than the earth we live. Look at these pictures. What can we students do to save the earth? T: Though the disasters destroy buildings, people’s lives, but it can not destroy the love among us.
Step 5 Homework
1. Find more news reports about earthquake. 2. Write a piece of news about Tangshan. You can use the information in the passage.