My teaching plan for Unit4 Body Language
The teaching material is from new senior English for China students’ Book4, Unit4 Body Language. And this lesson, we are going to focus on the re
ading part. 1. Preliminary Analyze of the teaching material Analysis of the teaching material The central topic of this unit is “body language”, which involves warming-up, pre-reading, reading, comprehending parts. Based on this topic, the contents are all designed to enhance the students’ language knowledge and skills. However, the text shows some cultural mistakes happen between different countries. In this way, the students could realize the significance of using “body language” and at the same time, learn about the diversity of international customs. Analysis of the students Students at this level usually focus on the study of language itself. However, they do not know much about the cultural background of another country. So in this lesson, we should provide the students some cultural knowledge concerning body language. What’s more, since they have already learnt some reading techniques in senior one, we should help them to review these techniques in order to activate their new thoughts in their ways of reading. 2. Teaching Objective: Knowledge aims: 1. Let the students learn about some words and expressions of body language 2. Let the students know more about different body languages in different countries Ability aims: 1. Encourage students to think about body language and talk about it. 2. Train the students to learn about the reading techniques: skimming, scanning and put them into actual reading task. Therefore, they can get the main idea of the passage of some specific information out of the reading materials quickly. Emotional aims: 1. To raise the awareness of studying international customs and learn to respect other cultures. 2. Improve the students’ knowledge on cross-cultural communication in order to avoid misunderstandings. 3. Teaching important points: a. Master language points and practical reading skills. b. Teach the students how to understand body language used in different countries or cultures and under different circumstances Teaching difficult points: a. Teach the students how to use body language in the most appropriate occasions. b. Let the students have a better understanding of the whole passage, including the structure and the contents
c. Let the students learn about the writing structure 4. Teaching method and teaching aids: 1. Task-based teaching approach 2. Asking-and- answering activity to make the students clear about the structure of the passage and how to get the most important information out of the reading materials. Teaching aids: 1. PPT document 2. The blackboard 5. Teaching procedures: Step 1 Greeting Good morning, the whole class, nice to meet you all again. Today we are going to use a different way to start our class, let’s play some guessing game. Do u like guessing games? Firstly, look at some facial expressions and tell me what his feeling is. Then the whole class need to look at me and I will do some acting, you guys need guess what meanings I try to convey. Step 2 Warming up and lead-in This part is designed to raise the students’ interest in body language and lead to the reading part naturally. The teacher will 1. Show some pictures concerning facial expressions and act up some gestures which have different interpretation in different countries. Then, the students should guess the meanings of them. 2. Let the students think about how to guess someone’s meanings even if people don’t speak. 3．Talk about the definition of body language: a form of communication without using any words. Body language includes gesture, eye contact, facial expression, posture. Step 3 Reading 1. Review Review two reading techniques, skimming and scanning as a guidance to be used in their reading tasks later. And then make an example to help the students better understand the use of these reading techniques. 2. Task 1 Fast reading This part is designed to help the students to grasp the most important information out of a reading setion. While reading, please try to divide the whole passage into several parts and find out the main idea of each part. Para 1 A. Different people have different body language. Para 2&3 B. Summary of body language. Para 4 C. Examples of learned or cultural “body language” Para 5 D. You are sent to Capital International Airport to meet this year’s international student 3. Task 2 Further reading Train the students’ ability of finding out some specific information from the passage.
Read paragraph 2~3 and try to answer the following questions. How many students are there in the story? How many cultural mistakes mentioned in the second paragraph? And then let the student find out some specific information and fill in the table. Name Tony Garcia Julia Smith Akira Nagata George Cook Ahmed Aziz Darlene Coulon Country Colombia Britain Japan Canada Jordan France Body Language kiss on the cheek no touching bowing shaking hands shaking hands nodding shake hands and kiss twice on each cheek To whom everyone everyone everyone everyone to men to women people she knows
Step 4 Post reading thoughts Let the students reflect on what reading techniques have they adopted in their reading process. And then the teacher summarized some important suggestions for them. In this way, the students could bear this reading skills in their mind. 1. Skim the text quickly to get the main idea of the passage. 2. Read the passage with the question in your mind. 3. Try to anticipate how the answer will appear and what clues you might use to help you locate the answer. Step 5 Extensive Reading A passage about body language is prepared as the students’ supplement reading materials. Thus, we could cultivate the students’ mind by forming habits of extracurricular readings. Step 6 Homework These are designed to consolidate the students’ Reading skills and abilities and use them in their writing tasks. 1. Bear the reading techniques we learnt in mind, read the passage and finish the exercises. 2. Search for further information, imitate the structure of the passage and write an essay about what you have found.
6. Blackboard Design 1. Non-verbal Communication: powerful 2. Reading Techniques
Skimming：Read to get the main idea Scanning: Read with a question in my to find an answer 3. The structure of this passage Part1: Introduction Part2: Examples Part3: Summary