A dangerous servant
No. 4 Middle School Affiliated to ECNU Teacher’s Name: Course book: Xue Ying Oxford English 8B Date: Class： 6th March, 2012 Class Two, Grade
Eight Duration: Number of students: 40 minutes 33
Teaching objectives: By the end of this period, students will be able to: 1. get the main idea of the passage by using the reading skills of skimming, scanning and predicting. 2. talk about the importance and necessity of different kinds of energy in our daily life. 3. get to know that we must be careful with electricity. Teaching procedures: Stages Teaching activities Learning activities Functions Show students a song about Get some information Leading-in electricity and make comments on about the usage of To lead in the topic. it. electricity. To let students get some Ask students to read paragraph 1-3 Read paragraph 1-3 and detailed information and answer some questions. answer some questions. about Danny’s trick. Pre-reading Ask students to predict what may activities Brainstorm To make predictions happen then. Ask students to read the last three Read the last three To satisfy students’ paragraphs and answer some paragraphs and answer curiosity towards the end questions. some questions. of the story. Ask students to read the passage To develop students’ from paragraph 4 to paragraph 13 Skim the passage and reading skills of and find out the journey of complete the chart. skimming and scanning. While-reading electricity. activities Ask students to read from Scan the passage and To help students get a paragraph 4 to paragraph 13 again complete the summary. general idea of these and finish the summary of this paragraphs. part. To develop students’ speaking skill towards a Ask students to work in groups Talk about the specific topic. Post-reading choose between ‘power cut day’ importance of water and activities and ‘water cut day’ and give out electricity in our daily To let them know the their reasons. life. necessity of different kinds of energy in our daily life. Oral: Read the text and describe the journey of electricity in To consolidate what Assignment their own words. they’ve learned. Written: Safety rules when using electricity.
A dangerous servant
One evening, Daisy said, ‘I’m going to buy a packet of sweets. Does anyone want anything?’ Benny, Daisy’s brother, said, ‘Yes. Can you get me a packet of electricity, please?’ Daisy said, ‘OK’, and went out. Benny laughed, ‘Ha! Ha! I’ve tricked Daisy at last. She doesn’t even know what electricity is. She thinks that she can buy it in packets, like sweets! She’ll really look foolish.’ Mum said, ‘Do you know what electricity is?’ Benny said, ‘Yes. Electricity flows through a wire. A meter measures the amount you use, and you get a bill for it monthly. It’s like water, in a way.’ ‘That’s not a bad explanation,’ said Dad, ‘although electricity is much more dangerous than water. Electricity is a good servant, but a dangerous one. You must always be careful with it. Can you tell me what it looks like?’ Benny scratched his head. Dad said, ‘Nobody’s ever seen electricity. It’s invisible. But we can change it into different forms of energy that we can see, hear or feel. Can you think of an example?’ Benny said, ‘Light! The light in a light bulb.’ Mum said, ‘That’s right. Do you know where electricity comes from?’ Benny said, ‘Well, it comes into our flat through thin wires, and these are connected to thick wires that are buried under the street.’ ‘We call the thick wires cables,’ said Dad. ‘What are they connected to?’ ‘A power station,’ said Benny. Daisy then came back. Benny asked politely, ‘May I have my packet of electricity, please? ’ There was a grin on his face. ‘Yes, you may,’ said Daisy. ‘Here it is.’ Benny said, ‘But these are batteries!’ Daisy said, ‘That’s right.’ ‘But…but…’said Benny. ‘Daisy’s right,’ said Dad. ‘They’re packets that contain electricity. The chemicals inside produce electricity. Daisy asked, ‘Didn’t you know that, Benny?’ Mum said, ‘Who’s looking foolish now, Benny?’
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