Unit 5 Theme Parks
Ⅰ. Analysis of the teaching materials
This is the first teaching period of this unit. The central part of this period is the rea
ding passage with the title of “Theme Parks –fun and more than fun” talking about different theme parks with different themes and introducing three famous theme parks: Disneyland, Dollywood and Camelot Park.
Ⅲ.Teaching methods and activities:
To achieve different teaching aims, various kinds of teaching methods and activities will be adopted throughout this period, such as TBL (Task-based learning), skimming, pair work, brainstorm and others, which can offer students opportunities to fulfill tasks in which they can use language to achieve a specific outcome.
Computer , projector, blackboard.
Ⅴ.Teaching important points:
(1) Make students have a clear mind for the structure of the text. (2) Help students understand the theme of the text.
(1) So many new words may affect students’ understanding. (2) How to understand the title “Theme Parks -- fun and more than fun” .
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Unit 5 Theme Parks
Para.1 : Para.2 : Para.3 : Para.4 : Various kinds Disneyland Dollywood Camelot Park
Cartoons Culture History
Step1: Lead-in (To watch a short video) Arouse students’ interests by showing a short video about theme parks. Meanwhile, introduce this new unit to them. Then ask students to guess what the meaning of “Theme Parks” is. Step2: Pre-reading (To teach new words and expressions) New words and expressions: theme; amuse; various; be famous for. In order to help students know how to use and memorize these new words and phrases, a short passage can give them some reference. Step3: Fast-reading (To skim and have a match) Ask students to read the text quickly, and then do a match to get the main idea of each paragraph. The reading part mainly tells us there are various kinds of theme parks and it also gives three examples: Disneyland, Dollywood and Camelot Park .This step can help students have a general understanding for the structure of the text. Step 4: Careful-reading After got the general idea of the text, we’ll find more detailed information from each paragraph . (1) Para.1: Answer questions: 1) .Is there just one kind of theme park in the world? 2).What are theme parks mainly for? (Para.1 is mainly about there are various kinds of theme parks, and different theme parks have different themes.) (2) Para.2: True of False 1).Disneyland can be found everywhere in the world. 2).You can meet any cartoon characters at Disneyland. 3).Tourism develops where a Disneyland is built. (Para.2 gives us an introduction to Disneyland.) (3) Para.3: Complete the table 1) The theme of Dollywood 2) The example of activities (Para.3 mainly introduces Dollywood .)
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(4) Para.4: Fill in blanks. Ask students to read paragraph 4, and fill in blanks with key words. (Para.4 describes a wonderful picture of ancient England --Camelot Park.) Step 5: Answer the question How do you understand the title “Theme Parks –fun and more than fun”? (This question can help students to understand the theme of the text .Theme Parks are not only for fun, but also a paradise for leaning. What’s more, students are encouraged to open hearts to the outside world.) Step 6: Brainstorm If you have a chance to design a theme park, what are themes and activities? (Brainstorm is a good chance for students to think deeply so as to develop their creativities .At the same time , it can help students cultivate cooperation spirit ). Step 7: The Guessing game After students share their ideas, teacher will show her music theme park –Music Heaven with brief introduction .Then students will experience the Guessing Game in Music Heaven. Play some pieces of music, and then let students have a guess: what’s the type? (Enjoy the beauty of the music with students and develop their competitive spirit.) Step 8: Homework At first, teacher will give them a sample –the Introduction of Music Heaven, and ask students read it together .Then students will be asked to write an introduction for the theme park designed by themselves for travel brochure about 120 words. Step9: Sublimation Call students to hold dreams and take efforts to make their dreams come true .At the same time, give them strength and confidence .
Enclosure: the detailed teaching process.
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【Greeting】:Hello, everyone! Welcome to our class. 【Lead-in】: First, let’s watch a video, please enjoy it. 【Showing the video】 A new day begins ! It is full of trains, cars and visitors. You can take a ride on the old steam engine train; try roller coasters and steam boat; Of course, you can amuse yourself on the play field. Welcome to Disneyland! Introducing the topic by showing a video which can set a scene ( 设置情景 ) and arouse students’ interests.
【Asking】Class, you are very familiar with it ,right ? What’s the name of this park? Yeah. It’s a theme park. This is what we are going to talk about -- Unit 5, the reading part “Theme Parks ---fun and more than fun” 【Writing on the backboard】Unit 5 Theme Parks 【Asking】 ：Class，Could you tell me the Chinese meaning of “Theme Parks ” ? 【Pre-reading】 【New words】:Since it’s a new topic for you, first of all, let’s learn some new words and expressions .Please read after me : theme ;amuse; various ; be famous for . 【Asking】: Class, do you want to have a travel to theme parks? Ok, Let’s get close to theme parks.
. 【Answering】: 主题公园 Since the topic is new to students, new words and expressions are to be taught before moving on to the text.
【Reading after teacher】 【Answering】: Yes!
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【While-reading】 【Have a match】:First, class, please read the whole text and try to find the main idea of each paragraph, and then we’ll do a match. Ok, time is up .let’s do the match . Write the main idea of each paragraph. Para.1: Various kinds Para.2: Disneyland Para.3: Dollywood Para.4: Camelot Park
【Reading】 Develop students’ skimming abilities and make students have a clear mind for the structure of the whole text.
【Doing the match】
未 生 鸡， 何 生
【Transition】:The text mainly tells us there are various kinds of theme parks, and it also gives us three examples: Disneyland, Dollywood and Camelot Park. Class, after we got the general idea of the text, now let’s find more detailed information from each paragraph. Now, boys, please read Para.1, and try to answer the two questions. 【Asking questions】:1. Is there just one kind of theme park in the world? 2. What are theme parks mainly for? 【Transition】: Para.1 mainly tells us there are various kinds of theme parks .Different theme parks have different themes (Write “themes” on the blackboard). Class, do you want to have a tour to Disneyland?
Train students’ reading abilities. 【Answering】:No, there are various kinds of theme parks. 【Answering】:For food, culture, cartoons, movies or history. 【Answering】Yes!
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Ok, follow me .Girls, it’s your turn now .Please read para.2, and then decide whether these statements are true or false. 【True or False】Now , please give your judgments. The first one, True or False? 【Transition】Yes! We can’t find a Disneyland in Huanggang , right ? The second one? Can you give us an example? Happy Sheep, a good example. The third one? Yeah, there is no doubt about it . From para.2, we can see Disneyland is famous for its cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse and Snow White. (Write “Cartoons” on the blackboard) 【Listening】Class ,besides Disneyland , Dollywood is also attractive .Now listen to the recording of Para.3, and watch some pictures .Please pay much attention to what’s the theme and activities of Dollywood .
Make students involved in the class by different teaching methods.
【Answering】Yes ! False 【 Answering 】 We can’t find the Happy Sheep at Disneyland . 【Answering】False .
【Listening and watching】
Train students’ listening abilities and reduce difficulties by showing visual pictures .
【Complete the table】 How beautiful and interesting it is ! Class, please fill in the Blanks .Any volunteers? What’s the theme of Dollywood ? Right. (Write “Culture” on the blackboard)There are so many activities there .Can you give us some examples?
【Answering】:It shows and celebrates the culture of southeastern USA.
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For example: Listen to American country music. Try some traditional candies. Ride on old steam engine train. See bald eagle preserve. 【Transition】:Class , Dollywood shows and celebrates the culture of southeastern USA .I know ,some students are very interested in the history , especially the history of ancient England, and then Camelot Park is a good place for you . 【Fill in blanks】Class ,now please read para.4 and try to fill in blanks with key words in para.4 . Who can inspire me?
If you want to experience the ancient days and great deeds of English knights and ladies , then Camelot Park is the place for you .Every area of the park is modeled after the life in the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. You can watch magic shows and see the jousting with swords .To enter a world of fantasy about ancient England, come to Camelot Park .
Cultivate students’ speaking abilities as often as possible.
【Post-reading】 【Asking questions】Class , we can see in theme parks , you can not only amuse yourself ,but also learn much knowledge about cartoons ,culture ,history or etc. So the meaning of the title includes two points, point 1: It’s fun to visit; Point 2: We can get much information so it’s educational.
By asking question to let students have a better understanding for the theme of the text .On the other hand, to encourage students take part in outdoor activities so as to achieve the purpose of quality-oriented education (素质教育).
【Transition】:Till now, we have finished the reading part, at the same time; we had a wonderful journey in Disneyland, Dollywood and Camelot park.
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【Brainstorm】Class ,if you have a chance to design a theme park ,what are theme and activities ? Think about it and exchange ideas with your partners. Who can share your ideas with us? That sounds interesting .Maybe you can make different food , look like Happy Sheep,喜羊羊，the Big Big Wolf ,灰太狼.So attractive. Class, all of you have done a good job. Would you like to know the theme park in my mind? Ok, let’s come to my music theme park . Name is Music Haven .It’s on the bank of Yangtze River .People can appreciate music, learn music culture .Of Course, the activities are also attractive .Class, do you want to have a wonderful experience? 【Transition】:As we know, music can be classified into various types, such as rock music , classical music , rap music and other types . 【Guessing game】Next , I will play some pieces of music ,please have a guess –What’s the type of it ? If you know the right answer, just stand up and speak it out. Play and show.
【Answering】 possible answer :I want to build a theme :A park about food .I think people usually like food . 【Answering】:Yes .
【Answering】: country music .
This activity can help students develop their competitive spirit.
【Answering】:rock music. 【Answering】: rap music . 【Transition】Class ,all of you have done a good job. Read the first paragraph of the introduction and ask students read the rest together. “Music Heaven, located on the bank of Yangtze River, is one of the most famous and attractive theme parks in China.” 【Answering】: classical music .
【Reading】: It shows the music around the whole world, especially traditional Chinese music. By attending lectures, you can have a better understanding about
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music, such as the history of music, different music types and music appreciation. Besides, if you are a music fan, you can take part in the Voice of Huanggang to show yourself, which is a best stage to spread fantastic music and joys. Dear friends, if you want to have fun and more than fun, come to Music Heaven. 【Homework】:We learnt so much, but I don’t know whether you have got it .So here is your homework. Just imagine, the theme park designed by yourself has been built, and you’re invited to write an introduction for travel brochure about 120 words.
Consolidate what they have learnt in the class. While , in order to remove difficulties ,the above example can give them some guidance . Emotion education, played a very important role in teaching, will be revealed.
【Sublimation】 :This is my dream .Everyone has a dream. Maybe be become a writer, an engineer, travel around the world or build a theme park .But how to realize? Efforts, we need efforts! Class, hold your dream and take efforts, I believe your dream will come true .I believe, I do believe! Class is over! Thank you for your attention!
【Gather courage and confidence】
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