I. Teaching Content:
New Senior English for China Students Book2, Unit5 Music, Reading—THE BAND THAT WASN’T
II. Analysis of teaching material
The topic of this unit is mu
sic and this class focuses on the comprehensive reading section--The Band that Wasn’t. This passage introduces how a common band was formed and some different kinds of music. And then, it introduces how the Monkees developed into a real band and became successful. In this passage and comprehend the passage better. By studying of this reading, students can gain more knowledge about music and bands. And also they can improve their reading skills, such as scanning and skimming, especially the skills in grasping the main idea and paying attention to details by extensive reading.
Ⅲ. Analysis of students
The students are in Grade 1. They have mastered some basic English knowledge and reading skills, such as skimming, scanning, etc. The topic of this passage is music and students are still at an age that would like to know more new and interesting things .However, some students of this class have poor ability to use English and they lack active learning capacity.So I shall set up some activity and help the students in different levels to learn English.
1. Knowledge aims （1）Get students to have a better understanding of the meaning and structure of the passage （2）Let students to enlargr their knowledge about music. 2. Skill aims： （1）To develop students’ ability to express their ideas and feeling about music （2）Improve students’ reading skills, especially the skills in grasping the main idea and paying attention to details by extensive reading. 3. Emotional aims： （ 1 ） Enable students to appreciate different kinds of music and stimulate their love and enthusiasm in art art and life. （2）Let students to learn from the succesful story of the Monkess and fight for their dreams.
Ⅴ. Teaching Key Points and Difficult Points
1. Key points （1）Let students learn more about music and brand. （2）Let students to learn different reading skills. 2. Difficult Points （1）To help the students understand the implied meaning of the passage.
Ⅵ. Teaching & Learning Methods 1. Teaching methods （1）Communicative Approach （2）Task-based Language Teaching
2. Learning methods
（1）Discovering learning （2）Cooperative learning
Ⅶ. Teaching aids
Computer, multimedia, PPT, tape recorder, blackboard and chalk
Ⅷ. Teaching procedures Step 1.Warming up
Teaching procures 1. Warming up by asking
Good morning, class. Today we are going to talk about music. Ask students: Do you like music? How does music make you feel? Ask some students to answer the question.
Intention of the design
To catch student’s attention about the class and creat a warm atmosphere of the theme.
Answer the question
2. Warming up by listening
Ask students: How much do you know about music? Can you tell about different kinds of music? Let students turn to page 33. Look at the pictures and listen to some music. Let them if they match music with pictures. And then, ask some students check the answer Ask students: What kind of music do you like better, Chinese or Western, classical or modern? Why? Let students discuss these questions in pair and share their opinions with one another. While they are talking, go to different groups and listen to their ideas. Then, invite 3-5 students to share their ideas.
Look at the pictures and listen to some music to match music with pictures.
Let students learn more about different kinds of music and arouse student’s intrests
3. Warming up by discussing
Discuss these questions in pair and share their opinions with one another.
Develop the students’ oral English ability and enhance their team-work spirit.
Step2.Pre-reading Teaching procures Teacher’s activity
Do you know any famous bands? List some if you do. And which one dou you like best? Why? Let students work in groups of four and share ideas to group mates. While they are talking, go to different groups and listen to their ideas. Then ask some groups to share the group idea with the class.
Intention of the design
Thinking and saying
Work in group of four, list some bands they know and talk about which brand they like best and reasons to their group mates. Then group leader stand up and share the group idea with the class.
Educe the theme of reading and arouse student’s intrests.
2. Listening and introduce
Plays a song “I’m a believer” which was sung by the Monkees, with the words of the song printed on the screen. Ask students: Do you know anything about the Monkees?
Listen to the song and answer the question
Educe the band- the Monkees and arouse students’ intrests.
Let student look at the title and pictures in the reading passage, predict what the reading is about.
Look at the title and pictures, make a prediction.
Practice students’ reading skills and encourage students to precict and get information from title or pictures.
Step 3.While-reading Teaching procures Teacher’s activity
Let students to skim the text and identify the topic sentence of each paragraph. Ask some students to report their answer. Then, show the topic sentence of each paragraph on the PPT:
Skimming the text and identify the topic sentence of each paragraph. And then chek the answer.
Intention of the design
Improve the reading ability of students, especially the skills of skimming and summarizing.
Let students read the text again and work in group of 4 to complete the table (1) and table (2) on PPT. While they are doing, go to different groups and listen to their discussion. Then, invite some groups to share their ideas.
Read the text again, and work in group of 4 complete the table (1) and table (2) on PPT.
To make students pay attention to the details and practice their quick response and enhance their team-work spirit.
(1) How do people get to form a band? Members Reason Places Forms Results
(2) How was the Monkees formed and became a real band? beginning of the band style of the performance first music and jokes development of the band changes of the band
Step 4.Post-reading Teaching Teacher’s activity procures 1. Do Exercies
Let students finish the exercise1 in Comprehending. And then check the answer. Ask students: What can we learn from the Monkees? What is the most important thing for a successful band? Why? Let students work in groups of four and share ideas to group mates. While they are talking, go to different groups and listen to their ideas. Then ask some groups to share the group idea with the class.
Finish the exercise 1 in Comprehending and then check the answer.
Intention of the de sign
Enable students to undrstand the reading better and consolidate what they have learned.
2. Have a disscussion
Work in group of four, share their own thoughts to their group mates. Then group leader stand up and share the group idea with the class.
Enable students to undrstand the reading better and learn the Monkes success lies in their hard work,so the rode to success is tough and we should face difficulties and challenges bravely.
Write a composition about your favourite band/ music/singer.
Ⅹ. Blackboard design Unit5 Music
1. Different kinds of music 2, Famous band 3. The Band That Wasn’t Paragraph 1 2 3 4 Main idea