A Lecture Interpretation
----Unit4 in the Senior English for China Students Book1
Good evening, everyone. I’m glad to stand here to share my ideas about the lesson with you. I hope
that you will give me some advice for my presentation. I will analyze the lesson from the 5 aspects：analysis of teaching material, analysis of the teaching methods and aids, analysis of students and learning strategies, teaching procedures and blackboard design.
I. Analysis of Teaching Materials
1. Status and function This lesson is taken from the New Senior English for China Students Book1, published by the People’s Education Press. The topic of this unit is the Earthquake, and we’ve talked about the basic knowledge of it. This lesson is a
reading passage. It plays a very important role in English teaching of this unit because we should lay particular emphasis on the students’ reading ability in senior English teaching.
1) Aims of knowledge: By the end of the lesson, students will get some basic knowledge about Tangshan earthquake, and will comprehend the passage better. 2) Aims of ability: Use what we have learned to describe what would happen before – during – after the earthquake Improve the reading skill and use English to express one’s ideas 3) Aims of emotion: Learn the bravery of facing the natural calamity from people in Tangshan and we should always hold an optimistic attitude
3. The important and difficult points in this lesson
Important points: a) some knowledge about earthquakes b) to improve the students reading ability Difficult points: using the learned phrases and sentence patterns to express one’s ideas
II. Analysis of the teaching methods and aids:
That’s all for my teaching aims. Now let’s focus on the second part, Analysis of the teaching methods and aids. When I deal with this lesson. I’ll do my best to carry out some teaching theories of the new curriculum: taking the students as the host and the teacher subordinate. Carry out task-based learning and cooperative learning. Let the students receive some moral education while they are learning the English language. Teaching aids: A tape recorder, the blackboard and PPT Since it is a reading passage, it is very important to develop the students’ reading ability. I’ll use some reading methods such as preparation for reading, (lead-in) scanning, skimming and intensive reading (in-depth reading or study reading). In class, I’ll try to use encouraging and
polite remarks such as “Do you want a go?” “volunteers” “Well done!” “You did a good job!” “Thanks!” and so on. I’ll get the students to have a competition to develop their quick response. I’ll make full use of modern equipment such as the multi-media and tape recorder to make the class more lively and interesting.
III. Analysis of the students:
The students are in Grade 1. They are still at an age that would like to have competition with others. They have known something about the earthquakes. Some long sentences are difficult for them to understand. So I will help the students in different levels to learn English. Various teaching methods together with the positive anticipating learning methods is the key point, which can arouse students’ interests and cultivate students’ ability effectively. With the clear learning aims, I will make the students learn this lesson with their great interest and powerful motives.
IV. Analysis of the teaching process:
Which is the most important parts, Step1. warming up 1） ask the students if they know some natural disaster, and show some pictures of them My purpose is to attract students’ interest Step 2. Lead-in: 1.) show some pictures of Tangshan (before the earthquake) 2.) let the students to imagine what would happen after the earthquake (ask some students to speak out their ideas) My purpose here is to let the Ss know what we are going to look at Step3. While reading: in this step I will let the students read the text twice 1. fast reading: scanning & skimming 1.) first tell the students this passage can be divided into three parts and tell them the clue of the story : time order (tell them to pay attention to the first sentences of each para.) 2.) read silently to get the structure (after several mins I will discuss the structure with the students) Part 1 (para 1) Strange things were happening before the earthquake, but no one took any notice of them Part 2 (para 2-3) The earthquake destroyed the city of Tangshan and shocked the people very much Part 3 (para 4) The army came to help the survivors, bringing hope for a new life 2. careful reading: intensive reading do the exercise in students’ book in P27 1,2 (a competition: divide the Ss into four group, and then the one who stand up fast and give the right answer can get ten marks for his group, the group which gets the highest mark will get a present) Step3. Consolidation: 1. listen to the tape and read the passage aloud (Play the tape of the passage for the students to listen and then ask them to read it aloud. Tell them to pay attention to the pronunciation, stress and intonation while listening. At the same time they can enjoy the beauty of the English language. And it can prepare the students for the retelling in
next step.) 2. fill in the blank with proper words 3. retell the story in your words Since the students in the class are in different levels, so first I will let them to fill in the blank to get an expression of the general idea of the text Step4. Post reading － discussion 1. a short video about the 5· 12 Wenchuan earthquake 2. pictures of Tangshan and Wenchuan (on the screen) 3. discuss: What can we do for the rebuilding of Wenchuan and how can we protect ourselves if an earthquake happens? 4. volunteers optional: show them some pictures of Wenchuan people and tell the Ss: Where there is a life, there is hope Step5. Homework 1. read the text again after class and figure out the meaning of the following complex sentences (so these in class if time allow) 2. write a short paragraph to describe what had happened before – during – after the earthquake using your own words 3. surf the Internet to learn more about how to protect yourself and people if an earthquake happen
V. Blackboard design
Unit 4 Earthquake A Night the Earth didn’t Sleep
Structure of the whole passage: Clue of the story: Time order Before – during – after the earthquake Part 1 (para 1) Strange things were happening before the earthquake, but no one took any notice of them Part 2 (para 2-3) The earthquake destroyed the city of Tangshan and shocked the people very much Part 3 (para 4) The army came to help the survivors, bringing hope for a new life Homework for today: Ok, that’s all for my interpretation. For the time is limited, there must be some mistakes in my interpretation; I hope you can give me some suggestions.
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