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Unit 2 Heroes—Lesson 4 Superhero
Teacher: Topic: Superhero Type of lesson: Reading and Reading Strategy Period 1&2 Teaching aims: 1. Ss will learn to read
and understand a text by predicting, skimming and scanning. 2. Ss will learn to develop strategies for working out meaning when reading. 3. Ss will successfully practice giving and asking for information based on what they read. Teaching aids: Computer; Overhead projector; Handouts. Teaching Procedures: Period 1: Reading Steps Lead-in Teachers’ Activities 1. Show a video from the movie Superman and ask the Ss to guess who is the superhero we are going to talk about. 2. Ask the Ss “Do you know who is the actor?” “What do you know about Christopher Reeve?” Ask the Ss “What do you think the article will talk about?” 1. Ask Ss to read the text for the first time to tick out the topics mentioned on the handout through pair-work.. 2. Ask Ss to present their answers one by one. 3. Ask Ss to match the topics with the paragraphs. Students’ Activities 1. Watch the video and answer the question. 2. Think about the questions raised by the teacher. Make prediction about the text according to the title. 1. Read the text and tick out the topics of the text. Ss may have a discussion with partners. 2. Compare their list with teacher ’s and match the topics with the paragraphs. 1. Read the text for the second time to find out the information. Ss can do pair-work.
Purposes To lead in the topic of the text and encourage Ss to be prepared for the reading.
Time About 5m.
Prereading Whilereading Skimming
To enable Ss to predict before reading. 1.To enable Ss to find out the main idea and be clear about the structure.
About 3m. About 6m
2. To have Ss check and find out the right answer.
1. Ask Ss to read the text for the second time to fill the table about Christopher Reeve. a. What do you know about him? b. What terrible thing happened
1. To enable Ss to be clear about some details of the text. 2. To deal with new vocabulary while reading and help
北师大新课程 Module 1
to him? What did he do after the accident? 2. Help Ss be prepared for answering “what was Christopher ’s attitude towards the accident?” by asking some detailed questions. 3. Ask Ss to fill a table about the reactions of Dana and Christopher ’s parents. 4. Explain some new vocabulary to Ss during A&A by creating a word map on the blackboard. c. Postreading Ask Ss to have a group discussion:: In your opinion, what helped Christopher Reeve survive after the terrible accident?
2. Answer the questions and fill the table. 3. Listen carefully and try to remember.
Ss be prepared for further understanding of the text. About 15m.
Join the group discussion and form opinions.
To enable Ss to get a deep understanding of the text.
Period 2：Reading Strategies Warming up Reading StrategiesWorking out meaning Ask Ss to recall what they remember about Christopher Reeve’s story. 1. Ask Ss how to deal with new words while reading and introduce to them the Reading Strategy-Working out meaning. 2. Take “get involved with” for example to show how to work out meaning from the text. 3. Ask Ss to find out 4 words or phrases in the text and to work out the meanings from the text in groups. 4. Ask some Ss to present their answers to the class. 5. Ask Ss the question: How did you work out the meanings? Help Ss make a summary. 6. Ask Ss to replace the underlined parts in the short passage with the words given. 7. Encourage Ss to work out the meanings of the unknown words in Review what they have read in the last period. 1. Think about their way to deal with new words. 2. Try to feel and learn how to work out meaning from the text. 3. Find all the words listed in the text. 4. Do group-work to work out the meaning of the words. 5. Finish Exercise 4 on handout. 6. Do pair-work to practice working-outmeaning
To enable Ss to review their understanding. 1. To enable Ss to be clear about the meaning and the way of using this Reading Strategy. 2. To encourage Ss to discover the rules of working out meaning by themselves. 3. To introduce the meaning of “context” to Ss. 4. To consolidate Ss’understanding of new vocabulary.
About 2m About 5m.
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the Spiderman’s story. Class Activities 1. Divide the class into 2 groups to make an interview. 2. Provide some language guidance by giving some sample sentences. a. When did you…? b. What did you do when/after/before…? c. Have you thought of …? d. Did you think that…? e. How did you feel about …? f. What would you think/say/do…? Ask Ss what they can learn from Christopher Reeve.
strategy. Have a discussion with group members. Try to think out as many questions or answers as possible. To check how much Ss have understood about the text and how well they can use the language to give and get information. About 15m.
Express their own understanding.
To have students further understand the theme.
1. Writing reports: a. Interviewers: Write a report on the interview with Christopher Reeve; b. Christopher Reeve: Write a life story about yourselves.