Unit 5 Music
Part One: Teaching Design (第一部分：教学设计) Period 1: A sample lesson plan for reading (THE BAND THAT WASN’T) Aims ◆To learn to talk about kinds of music ◆To learn to read about b
ands ◆To study The Attributive Clause (in/ for/ with/ by＋which/ whom) ◆To learn to write an e-mail Procedures I. Warming up Warming up by describing Good morning, class. Today we are going to talk about an interesting topic --- music. As we know, music is a kind of art of making pleasing combinations of sounds in rhythm, harmony and counterpoint. Music can produce a lively and happy atmosphere and bring people relaxation after hard work, which can reduce the tiredness. Listening to music also makes people feel happy and nice. How many do you know about music? Can you tell about different kinds of music? Now turn to page 33, look at the pictures, read the captions and listen to the different kinds of music. See if you can guess which music matches with which picture. Warming up by discussing Hi, everyone. Do you like music? How much do you know about music? Can you tell about the different kinds of music? Please turn to page 33. Look at the pictures. Let’s listen to some music. Let’s see if you can guess which music matches with which picture.
Rock ‘n’ Roll
Yes, you are right. I’m sure you will really enjoy yourselves after listening to all these beautiful music. What kind of music do you like better, Chinese or Western, classical or modern? Why? How does music make you feel? Why do you like to listen to music? Let’s discuss these questions in small groups. Try to share your opinions with one another. II. Pre-reading 1.Thinking and saying Have you heard about any of the famous bands in the world? List some if you can. For reference: I’ve heard about “The Beatles”, “Back Street Boys”, “The Eagles”, “West life” and “Pink Floyd”. 2.Listening, talking and sharing Let’s listen to some pieces of music from different bands. Work in groups of four. Tell your group mates which band you like best. Why? Then the group leader is to stand up and share the group idea with the class. For reference: I am from Group 1. Our group likes “The Beatles” best. We like their style of performances. Listening to their performances, we will feel relaxed, amused, and their per formances make us think a lot about life. Do you know anything about “The Monkees”? For reference: “The Monkees” is a band that was first popular in the 1960s in America. Unlike most bands of the time, the Monkees were not formed by its members but rather by TV producers. They we re a fictional band in the TV show of the same name. The band was composed of Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork. All the members had some musical experience. Let’s come to the reading --2
The Band That Wasn’t and find more about them. III. Reading 1.Reading aloud to the recording Now please listen and read aloud to the recording of the text THE BAND THAT WASN’T. Pay attention to the pronunciation of each word and the pauses within each sentence. I will play the tape twice and you shall read aloud twice, too. 2.Reading and underlining Next you are to read and underline all the useful expressions or collocations in the passage. Copy them to your notebook after class as homework. Collocations from THE B AND THAT WASN’T dream of doing , at a concert , with sb. clapping and enjoying ?, sing karaoke , be honest with oneself, get to form a band, high school students, practice one’s music, play to passers-by, in the subway, earn some extra money, begin as a TV show, play jokes on?, be based loosely on?, the TV organizers, make good music, put a n advertisement in a newspaper, look for rock musicians, pretend to do sth., the attractive performances, be copied by?, support them fiercely, become more serious about?, play their own instruments, produce one’s own records, start touring, break up, in the mid-1980s, a celebration of one’s time as a real band 3.Reading to identify the topic sentence of each paragraph Skim the text and identify the topic sentence of each paragraph. You may find it either at the beginning, the middle or the end of the paragraph. 1 2 3 4
paragraph: How do people get to form a band? paragraph: Most musicians meet and form a band. paragraph: One band started as a TV show. paragraph : “The Monkees” became even more popular than “The Beatles”.
3.Reading and transferring information Read the text again to complete the tables, which list how people formed a band and how The Monkees was formed by the TV organizers and became a real band. How do people get to form a band?
Members Reasons Places Forms Results
High school students They like to write and play music. They practice their music in someone’s home. They may play to passers-by in the street or subway. They can earn some extra money. They may also have a chance to dream of becoming famous.
How was The Monkees formed and became a real band?
The Monkees in 1968 (left to right): Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith & Davy Jones
beginning of the band style of the
It began as a TV show. They played jokes on each other as well as played music.
performance firs t music and jokes Most of them were based loosely on the band called “The Beatles”. development of the band They became more serious about their work and started to play their own instruments and write their own songs like a real band. They produced their own records and started touring and playing their own music. changes of the band The band broke up in about 1970, but reunited in the mid-1980s. They produced a new record in 1996, which was a celebration of their time as a real band. 4. Reading and understanding difficult sentences
As you have read the text times, you can surely tell which sentences are difficult to understand. Now put your questions c oncerning the difficult points to me.
IV. Closing down Closing down by doing exercises To end the lesson you are to do the comprehending exercises No. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Closing down by having a discussion Do you think the TV organizers were right to call “The Monkees” a band when they did not sing or write their own songs? Why? For reference: I don’t think the TV organizers were right to call “The Monkees” a band when they did not sing or write their own songs because singing and writing its own songs was the basis of a band. Do you agree that the jokes were more important than the music for this band? Give a reason. For reference: Yes. I think it is the jo kes that really attract more fans. No. I think the purpose of forming a band is getting people to enjoy the spirit of music. It’s more important than playing jokes just to make people laugh. Closing down by retelling the form of the band The Monkees. I shall write some key words and expressions on the board. You are to retell the form of the band according to these words. For reference: begin as a TV show, the TV organizers, look for, put an advertisement in a newspaper, use actors for the other members of the band, pretend to sing
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