My First Day at Senior High
made by Tian Yewei
I. Teaching Aims: a. Knowledge and Skill 1. Speaking: express one’s attitude or views about their new school
s and describe what their first days at senior high school. 2. Reading: understand the meanings of certain words in context applying to guessing meaning skills. b. Process and Method 1. memorize words by preparing a vocabulary card. 2. understand a text by skimming and scanning. c. Emotion and Values 1. Inspire the students to love our school and try their best to have good behaviors and good grades. 2. To help them set the correct and all-the-round thinking away, and enforce to control the directions of thinking. II. Teaching Difficulties and Importance: a. Master the present simple tense. b. Improve the student’s ability of grasping the general idea and the detailed information of the passage. III. Teaching Method: a. Task-based methodology b. pair-work& group-work IV. Teaching Tools: blackboard, ppt and multimedia V. Teaching Content: Reading and Vocabulary VI. Teaching Steps:
Step 1 Pre-reading Activity 1 Prediction 1. Ask Ss to discuss what Li Kang will mention about his first day at Senior High ----predict the topic 2. Ask Ss to predict what Li Kang‘s first day will be like---use some adjectives to describe Step 2 Reading Activity 1 Scanning Ask Ss to do Ex 3 on page 2----Find the answers to the 3 questions Questions 1．What are difference between Li Kang‘s Junior High school and this school？ 2．What are the two things that the English teacher thinks are important to do in class？ 3．What are the two things that the English teacher wants to improve？ Discuss and check the answers in pairs Activity 2 Skimming Find the topic sentence of each paragraph and summarize the main idea --pair work Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 6 Check the answers and then ask Ss to do Ex 6 on page 4 ---Decide which is the best summary of Li Kang‘s opinion about the new school Activity 3 A better understanding of the text Answers
1．Do Ex 4 on page 3 ---learn how to paraphrase the difficult sentences 2．Do Ex 5 on page 4---learn the new words and ask Ss which words appear in the text and read out the sentences with the words 1．Read the text again and deal with some language points in the text and give Ss a few minutes to raise the questions Useful words and expressions: as big as…, as many girls as… one’s previous school
nothing like …one’s method of teaching reading comprehension in other words
give sb. instructions to do sth.
write / give a description of sth.
Some Adjectives to modify somebody or something brilliant bored embarrassed enthusiastic amazing
2．Ask Ss to re-order the following jumbled sentences A． My new school is very good and I can see why B． The English class is really interesting C． My name is Li Kang D． Ms Shen wants to help us improve our spelling and handwriting E． The teachers are very enthusiastic and friendly and the classrooms are amazing F． There are 65 students in my class---more than my previous class in Junior High G． The teacher is a very enthusiastic woman called Ms Shen H． I like her attitude very much Step 3 Post-reading Activity 1 Retelling Retell the text -----Li Kang‘s First Day at Senior High with the help of some key words Activity 2 Discussion Do Ex 7 on page 4 ---Work in groups an discuss the 3 questions 1. Is your English classroom like Li Kang’s?
2. Is your class the same size as his? Is the number of boys and girls the same? 3. Are you looking forward to doing your English homework? Design a questionnaire to write down Ss ‘s opinions Group number Student A Student B Student C Student D Step 4 Summary of today‘s lesson Step 5 Homework 1. Review the new words learned today and get familiar with the text by reading 2. Give a description of your new senior high school to your previous classmate and ask about his. 3. Do Ex 11 Reading on page 69-70 VIII. Teaching Reflections: Students should understand the whole passage firstly by grasping the general ideas of the passage, and then try to get its detailed information by analyzing the passage sentence by sentence. This is very critical in doing Reading Comprehension. In daily learning, students ought to learn skimming and scanning skills to find out the key information to the questions and underline the key information for convenient checking. Answers Reasons Comments