( Teaching Plan ) Fuxiaohong March 6,2013.
Teaching goals 教学目标 1. Target language a. 重点词汇和短语 fiction, cartoon, desire, satisfaction, absent, ala
rm, alarmed, smooth, embarrass, sympathy, elegant, pile, scan, fingernail, absurd, haircut, accompany, curtain, cushion, carpet, paint, awful，affair, firm, firmly, declare, victory, envy, marriage, test out, ring up, turn around, leave alone b. 重点句型 1. She felt embarrassed and quickly told him to go. 2. Claire thought it was ridiculous to be offered sympathy by a robot. 3. By the amused and surprised look on her face, Claire knew that Gladys thought she was having an affair. 2. Ability goals 能力目标: Help students to learn about robots and science fiction. 3. Learning ability goals 学能目标： Enable students to realize science fiction reflects scientific thought; a fiction of things-to-come based on things-on-hand. Teaching important points 教学重点 Teach students to enjoy science fiction. Enable students to grasp what Tony did to help Claire and how her emotion developed during Tony’s stay at her house. Help students to sum up characteristics of science fiction. Teaching difficult points 教学难点 How Claire’s emotion developed during Tony’s stay at her house. Teaching methods 教学方法 Discussing, explaining, reading and practising Teaching aids 教具准备 The multimedia computer Teaching procedures & ways 教学过程与方式 Step I Warming up Deal with Warming up. Present photos of different kinds of robots. Then ask them to say something about his or her favorite robot. T: Good afternoon, class! Ss: Good afternoon,teacher. T: In this class we are going to learn about robots. Who would like to tell me what
a robot is? S1:A robot is a machine. T: What kind of machine? S2: A robot is a kind of machine that can do a variety of often complex human tasks. T: How can a robot perform human tasks? S3: A robot is controlled by a computer. T: You are right. Then we can give the definition of a robot like this: A robot is
a machine designed to do jobs that are usually performed by humans. Robots are programmed and controlled by a computer. Now look at some pictures. Divide them into
different types and decide your favorite one.
Step II Pre-reading Ask students to discuss the questions in pre-reading in groups. Students are encouraged to speak out their opinion freely, no matter what it is. Teacher should encourage students to use their imagination. Step III Reading Deal with the reading part. Scanning Ask the students to scan the text and find out what Tony looks like. T: Ok. I’m glad you had a heated discussion. Now I’d like you to meet Tony-- a
robot that looks exactly like a human being. He is a character in the science fiction Satisfaction Guaranteed by Isaac Asimov. Please read the text and find the answers to the following questions.
Show the following questions on the PowerPoint. 1. What did Tony look like? 2. What did Tony do to make Claire and her home elegant? Several minutes later check the answers with the whole class. Suggested answer: 1. He was tall and handsome although his facial expressions never changed. His hair was smooth and black and his voice was deep. 2. Tony gave Claire a new haircut and changed the makeup she wore. He also suggested Claire buy new curtains, cushions, a carpet and paint for the house and new dresses for herself. He made improvements on the house so that the house looked very elegant. Careful reading Ask students to read the text carefully and then discuss the comprehending questions on the screen T: Now let’s read the text carefully and then do the comprehending exercises on
Several minutes later check the answers with the whole class. Suggested answers: 1.1. He opened the curtains so that the other women—Claire‘s guests could see them. 1.2 He had prevented Claire from harming herself through her own sense of failure. 1.3 Because the company (designers) cannot have women falling in love with machines. 1.4 Various answers can be accepted. 1.5 When she first saw the robot, she felt alarmed. Tony didn’t look like a machine at all. She felt embarrassed when Tony asked her whether she needed help dressing. Claire thought it was ridiculous to be offered sympathy by a robot. She was amazed by the fingernails and the softness and warmth of his skin. She screamed, pushed him away and ran to her room for the rest of the day. What a sweet victory to be envied by those women. She might not as beautiful as them, but none of them had such a handsome lover. Then she remembered—Tony was just a machine. She cried all night. 2. Characteristics Similar Different Tall, handsome, black Physical Facial expressions never changed hair, deep voice Clever enough to solve Mental Cannot think for itself all kinds of problems Never experienced such feelings as Emotional love embarrassment, alarm, anger, happiness or envy Claire’s emotion development After dealing with the comprehending exercises, ask students to work together to find how Claire’s emotion developed. Suggested answer: At first refused to have Tony at her house---accept him----trust him---- proud of him----love him---sad to remember he was just a machine T: From her emotion development, we can see Tony was designed as a Mr. Perfect. He
is designed not to harm Claire or allow her to be harmed. This is one of Isaac’s three laws for robots. Later in this unit we will learn more about his three laws. interested, you may write short science fictions in your spare time.
Step IV Homework: Remember the characteristics of science fiction. Surf the internet to learn more about robots and science fiction. Surf the internet to learn about Isaac Asimov.