Unit 4 What can you do
Good morning, my dear judges. I'm the first competitor. It's my great honor to have this opportunity to talk about my teaching ideas. Today my topic is “Unit 4 What can you do?” I am going to introduce my lesson from the following aspects:
1 Analysis of teaching materials
The unit is from PEP English book, the first semester of grade 5. The topic of this unit is about some recreational and sports activities and what students can do. Through this part, students will learn some new words and important sentence structures “What can you do? I can…”, which can make students to share their hobbies with others, so that their speaking and listening abilities can be improved.
2 Analysis of students
Students in Grade 5 are active, curious to new interesting things. After learning English for 2 years, they have accumulated some basic English knowledge, but most of them are not confident to express themselves, so I will arrange more interesting activities in order to provide them more chances to speak in English.
3 Analysis of teaching aims
According to the New Curriculum Standard in English and the analysis of teaching materials and students, I set the following teaching aims:
(1) Knowledge aims:
Students can spell and understand the meaning of the new vocabularies and phrases of different activities.
Students can master the new sentence patterns “what can you do” and “I can sing English songs”.
(2) Ability aims:
Students can use the vocabularies and sentence patterns to talk about their abilities fluently.
(3) Emotional aims:
Students will cultivate more hobbies in their spare time.
Students will enjoy communicating with each other in English.
4 Analysis of teaching key points and difficult points
The key points are to master new words and phrases: dance, sing English songs, do kung fu, draw cartoons, play the pipa as well as the sentence pattern “What can you do? I can…”
The difficult point is how to speak English freely and naturally in their daily life by using the words and sentences.
5 Analysis of teaching methods and learning methods
I’ll mainly use “Task-based teaching method” , “Total physical response approach” and “Situational teaching method” .I think only by using various methods can let students focus on the class. I will do my best to diversify the forms of the teaching activity such as pair work and group work and to make sure that the students are the real masters of the class.
6 Analysis of teaching aids
In order to attract students’ attention, I will prepare multi-media and pictures.
7 Analysis of teaching procedures
Now, let’s move to the most important part of this lesson: the analysis of the teaching procedures. This part is divided into 4 stages, that is, Warming-up, presentation and practice, production and summary & homework.
Step 1 Warming-up
In this stage, I will greet students as usual to create English learning atmosphere for the students. Let students enjoy a chant named “what can you do?”.This rhyme is like that “Dog, dog, what can you do? I can run after you. Panda, panda, what can you do? I can eat so much bamboo. Mike, mike, what can you do? I can draw animals in the zoo!” l will remind students to pay more attention to some words, run, eat bamboo and draw animals. And if it is necessary, I will do some acts or paraphrasing to explain the words. Rhyme is a good way to attract students attention to this class as well as it can lay a good foundation for the following steps.
Step 2 Presentation and Practice
(1) Words learning and practice
Tell students that Mrs White’s class will hold an English party next week and use a question “do you want to know what the students in her class can do for this party?”to lead to the pictures. Then show some pictures in the book and ask them “What can the students in the pictures do? ”. Through this, students can learn the new words primarily. When asking them, I will pay attention to students’ reaction and the interaction among them. For example, when talking about “do kung fu”,I will ask them “Who can do kung fu in our class?”, and invite Tom to make a performance. Tell them that it is a good exercise to keep fit, if they are interested, they can learn from him. This process can realize the emotional aims of cultivating more hobbies in daily life. Then ask them to read the words one by one after the teacher in different ways.
After teaching these words and phrases, teacher will play a game named act and say game with students to practice all the vocabularies. Total physical response approach is adopted in this stage. Doing actions is a good way for the primary students to have a better understanding of the meaning of the words and to remember them better.
(2) Sentence learning and practice
In this stage,I will teach them about when to use the target language in a direct way, in order to make sure they can use them correctly in the following practice. Teach students if they want to ask others’ abilities or tell others about their own abilities, they can use the sentence “What can you do?” and “I can…”.
Next activity is to ask students to make conversations with their partners by using the new phrases and sentences. Then use the rhyme that we’ve used in the warming-up to play their conversations. Using the above rhyme can maintain their interests.
Step 3 Production
In this process, I will let students do group work. Group work is a good way to develop their cooperation and communication abilities. Divide students into several groups and ask them to make a survey about what their group members can do and finish the chart on the screen. After they finish, ask their representatives to make a report by using the new sentence patterns. By doing this, I want students to apply the target language into the real situation. And classmates can strengthen their understandings and friendship with each other.
Step 4 Summary and homework
Students are the subject of the class, so I will try to provide more chances for them to take part in. So I will invite someone to be the teacher and lead us to read the phrases. At the end of class, I’ll also leave them a task, that is, to do a survey on what your friends can do and share your findings next time. This can consolidate what we have learned in the lesson.
8 Analysis of blackboard design
(Purpose: This could make clear the important information of this lesson and help students to make the notes.)