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公开课 M6U7 Poems 教学设计

陈一军

. Analysis of the Teaching Material          

This text mainly introduces various reasons why people write poetry and five kinds of English poems, that is, nursery rhymes, list poems, cinquain, haiku, and Tang poems translated into English. In the end of the article, the author encourages students to try to write poems of their own.

. Analysis of the Students                                               

High School students in Grade 2 have already mastered a certain number of English vocabulary and reading skills. They are able to express personal opinions clearly and accurately in English. Meanwhile, Grade 2 students have the ability to study both independently and cooperatively. They have their own values, criteria for judgment, and will choose the relevant reading strategies respectively according to their own needs. Moreover, they can also be inspired to think and output creatively.

. Teaching Objectives                                               

1. Knowledge Objectives

Can master the meaning and usages of the new words and expressions: convey, rhymes, rhythm, contradictory, concrete, flexible, minimum, in particular, be made up of, be transformed into, etc.

2. Ability Objectives

Can be clear about the structure of the text

Can find out the detailed information in sample poems

Can figure out the meaning of rhyme, rhythm, syllables

Can define different kinds of poems by referring to the sample poems

Can try to write poems of their own

Can develop the ability of working in a group

3. Affection Objectives

Can understand the meaning, functions, and importance of poems

Can learn to write poems to express their emotions

. Teaching Important and Difficult Points                                     

Let the students master the meaning and usages of the new words and expressions: convey, rhymes, rhythm, contradictory, concrete, flexible, minimum, in particular, be made up of, be transformed into, etc.

Let the students figure out the structure of the whole text.

Let the students read critically and figure out the deeper meaning of sample poems

Let the students figure out the meaning, functions, and importance of poems

Let the students make up some poems of their own to express their own emotions

. Teaching Procedure                                                              

Step 1: Warming-up and Lead-in

1. The teacher greet the students and ask the students to describe their school in a few sentences.

2. The teacher shows a poem to describe their school and lead in new words

School

Beautiful, quiet,

Educating, inspiring, progressing,

Harbor and home too

Yours

3. Lead in new words: be made up of, flexible line length, images, concrete, rhyme, rhyming words

Step 2: Read for structure

1. The teacher asks the students to read the text, pay attention to the first sentence of each paragraph and try to figure out the main idea of each paragraph.

Para.1

Various Reasons (Beginning)

Poems

Para.2

Nursery Rhymes

Poem A

Para.3

List Poems

Poem B + C

Para.4

Cinquain

Poem D + E

Para.5

Haiku

Poem F + G

Para.6

Tang Poems

Poem H

Para. 7

Write Poems of your own (Ending)

 

2. Figure out the function of each part.

Para. 1 : Beginning       Para.2—6: Examples     Para.7: Ending

Step 3: Read for detailed information

1. Read Para. 1 and find out the various reasons why people write poetry.

Q1: What are the various reasons why people write poetry?

People write poetry to tell a story, to describe something, to convey certain emotions

Q2: Are there any other reasons why people write poetry?

Answers may vary from person to person.

2. Different forms of English poems

Nursery Rhymes (童谣)

Read Poem A and Para.2 , and answer the following questions:

Q1: What does the author want to convey in Poem A?

Papa’s love towards his little baby

Q2: What are the rhyming words in Poem A?

Word, mockingbird, sing, ring, brass, glass, broke, goat, away, today

Q3: What phrases appear over and over again?

Papa’s going to buy you… If that diamond ring…

Try to define Nursery Rhymes:

Nursery Rhymes are poems whose language is concrete but imaginative. They delight children because of its rhyme, strong rhythm, and a lot of repetition. The poems may not make sense and even seem contradictory but easy to learn and recite.

List Poems (清单诗)

Read Poem B, Poem C and Para. 3 and answer the question.

Q1: What do you think of Poem B and Poem C?

Poem B is full of imagination and Poem C is full of humor

Q2: Can you try to try more sentences by using I saw…

Try to define List Poems.

List poems have flexible line lengths and repeated phrases, which give both a pattern and a rhythm to the poem. Some list poems rhyme while others do not.

Cinquain (五行诗)

Read Poem D, Poem E and Para. 4 and answer the following questions:

Q1: What are poem D and E about? Do the authors like the subjects? Why?

Brother, like; Summer, dislike

Try to define Cinquain.

Cinquains are poems are made up of five lines, which can convey a strong picture in just a few words.

Characteristics of a cinquain.

Line 1: Title (1 Noun)

Line 2: Description (2 Adjectives

Line 3: Action (3 Verbs ending in -ing)

Line 4: Deeper Feelings (A phrase of four words)

Line 5: Another word for the title

Haiku (俳句诗)

Read Poem F, Poem G and Para. 5 and answer the question:

Q1: What is syllable?

Syllable is a part of a word that contains a single vowel (元音)   sound and that is pronounced as a unit.

Q2: How many syllables are there in a Haiku?

17 syllables

Try to define Haiku

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that is made up of 17 syllables. It is easy to write and can give a clear picture and create a special feeling by using the minimum of words.

Tang Poems (唐诗)

Read Poem H, and Para. 6 and answer the following questions:

Q1: What happened to the lady?

The lady awaits her husband and was transformed into stone

Q2: How did the lady feel?

Sad, depressed…

Try to define Tang Poems.

Tang Poems are Chinese poems written in Tang Dynasty. When translated into English, they have free forms.

. Categorize the Poems

Please categorize the following poems according to the characteristics of each form of poems.

The teacher asks the students to read each poem loudly with emotions and then ask them try to categorize the following poems by referring to the characteristics of each kind of poems  

Nursery Rhymes    List Poems    Cinquain       Haiku       Tang poems

. Write a Poem of Your Own

The teacher tries to show another poem to the students and asks the students to try to write poems of their own.

Students

Beautiful, handsome,

Studying, cooperating, progressing,

Brothers  and Sisters too

Mine

Samples:

Jonah/Mum/ Poem/ Love…                What is poem/ love/ friendship …?

_______, ________,           A poem/ … is like a picture, it shows the beauty of a place.

_______, _______, ________,      A poem/ … is like sunshine, it….

_______ _______ ______ ______     A poem/ … is like…

________                A poem/ … is like…

. Appreciation:

The teacher shows two poems to the students and asks them to read the two poems loudly, trying to appreciate them and feel the importance of poems.

Poems              A poem is like a picture, it shows the beauty of a place,

Interesting, impressive      A poem is like sunshine, it drives away winter from your face.

Telling, describing, inspiring,     A poem is like a flower, it brings fragrance to your life.

Fruits for the soul          A poem is like a friend, it offers help and care in your heart.

Rewarding

. Homework

1. Surf the internet to learn more about English poems.

2. Write an English poem and share it with your classmates, trying to make a collection of English poems for your class.