第四册 Unit 7 Reading and Reflection tp

导读:ATeachingPlanforUnit7(InIntegratedEnglishCourseBook4)Ⅰ.TeachingAims:TextA:TheArtofReading1.Letstudentsacquaintedwithsomenewwordsandexpressions:hence,immediate,obligation,unburden,p

第四册 Unit 7 Reading and Reflection tp

A Teaching Plan for Unit 7

(In Integrated English Course Book 4)

Ⅰ.Teaching Aims:

Text A : The Art of Reading

1. Let students acquainted with some new words and expressions:hence, immediate, obligation, unburden, privilege, cite, debate, distinct, essential, logical, revolution, vital… 2. Teach students to learn to use suffixes:-th and -age Text B : The Future of Reading

1. Teach grammar : 句法结构——连接词

2. Grasp the key word and phrases and complete Word Detective

Ⅱ. Teaching Contents:

Text A : The Art of Reading 1. Lead-in

2. Pre-reading Activities 3. Structure of the Text 4. Language Points

Text B : The Future of Reading 1. Grammar:

2. Reading comprehension 3. Language points

Ⅲ. Teaching Time

Six class hours

Ⅳ: Teaching Focal Points

Text A : The Art of Reading

1. Analyze the structure of several compound sentences and comprehend them. 2. Learn to use suffixes:-th and -age Text B : The Future of Reading

1. Teach grammar : 句法结构——连接词

2. Enable students to grasp the main idea of the text.

Ⅴ. Teaching Difficult Points

Text A : The Art of Reading 1. The deep understanding of the text

2. Learn to write the theme-related composition

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Text B : The Future of Reading 1. Ask students to retell the story 2. Grasp some CET-4 words.

Ⅵ Teaching Methods

1.听说交际法。2.任务教学法。3.合作学习法。

Ⅶ Teaching Aids

1. PowerPoint 2. Blackboard

Ⅷ Teaching Procedure Text A: The Art of Reading

1. Lead-in:

Part I Get Started

Section A Discussion

▇ Sit in pairs or groups and discuss the following questions. 1 Why do you think we need to read?

2 What do you prefer to read — poems, novels or plays? 3 What role do you think literary works play in our lives? ▆ Answers for reference:1)

? Reading broadens our horizons. ? Reading enriches our knowledge.

? Reading puts us in contact with the best minds of human history. ? Reading enriches our experience.

? Reading empowers us with knowledge. ? Reading improves our character and taste. ? Reading is a good pastime. 2)

a) Different people read literature for different reasons and purposes because of their

different backgrounds, tastes, experiences and educational background.

b) Those who prefer reading novels may think novels are more interesting and easier to

read probably because novels usually have plots. They can take readers to other places and times, real or imaginary, allowing them to meet people and experience life in many different ways. A good novel makes readers think, laugh, cry or wonder.

3).Literary works play an important role in our life. They can broaden our horizons. They help us experience a kind of life which we cannot have in real life. They help us see the things which we tend to ignore in our daily life. They can also help us escape from reality.

Section B Watching and Discussion

▇ Watch the following video clip “Reading Really Matters” and do the tasks that follow. 插入视频片段: “Reading really matters.wmv” Introduction of the video:

Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is talking about arts

education.

First he mentions a problem in the United States: People are reading less and employers are facing a serious problem that their new employees can’t read and can’t write.

According to Dana Gioia, those people who read do exercise more and do more volunteering

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charity work.

Then he comes to talk about how reading actually matters to a person. 1 Now fill in the note form according to what you hear.

Topic: Reading Awakens Something inside the Reader 1) reading increases your sense of your own personal destiny. 2) reading makes the lives of other people more real to you.

In summary, reading makes you understand that other people have an inner life as complicated as your own.

Reading builds a society with not only imaginative capability, intellectual capability, but compassion, and humanity. 2 Discuss the following questions.

Do you agree that Chinese people are reading less?

Do you think modern technology has influenced the way people read? ▇ Script:

Americans are reading less. Because they read less, they read less well. Because they read less well, they do less well in the educational system. We are in the process in the United States of producing the first generation in our history that’s less well-educated than their parents. Now, I mean, to me, this is, you know a…an abandonment of the whole American misroutes of self improvement. Because they do less well in school, they do less well in the job market and economically. The number one problems for new employers in the United States: new employees can’t read, new employees can’t write. And in fact, for those people who can’t even read above the basic level, 55% of those people end up unemployed.

And even on a further level, they overwhelmingly are like, you know, are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system. Only 3% of the people in U.S. prisons read at a proficiency level. Because they read less well, you know, because in a sense they don’t develop these things, they are also less likely to be engaged in personal positive behavior however you wanna measure it. We can measure it many different ways. You would not think it, but it is overwhelmingly demonstrable: that people that read exercise more; people that read join, play sports more. They belong to civic organizations more. They do volunteering charity work nearly 4 times the level of non-readers.

Well, when I saw these data, I said, well, wait. We have to be measuring something else. We’re measuring income, and we’re measuring education. If you take the poorest people in the United States who read, they do volunteering charity work at twice the level of people who don’t read. So what does it say to us? It says something we know, each of us knows this: when you read, when you’re engaged in the arts, it awakens something inside of you. That does two things: the first is that it increases your sense of your own personal destiny. But, secondly, it makes the lives of other people more real to you. It creates a heightened sense of yourself as an individual, but it also brings you, maybe, especially when you’re reading novels or imagining the literature in which you follow the stories, the lives of the people in the dailiness of their existence, socially, economically. Maybe understanding, a man understanding how a woman thinks, and a man understanding how a man thinks, a person understanding how somebody from a different country, from a different race thinks and feels. This imaginative exercises, this meditative exercise, makes you understand that other people have an inner life as complicated as your own. And so, if you have a society, in which tens of millions of people guided by pleasure no less, undertake these types of contemplations and meditations, you have a society which builds… not only it’s imaginative capability, it’s intellectual capability, but it’s compassion, and it’s humanity.

Part II Listen and Respond

▇ Listen to the recording again and fill in each of the blanks according to what you have heard.

Why is marking up a book indispensable to reading it? First, it keeps you 1) ________. And I don’t mean merely 2) ________; I mean wide awake. In the second place, reading, if it is 3) ________, is thinking, and thinking tends to 4) ________ itself in words, spoken or written. The marked book is usually the thought-through book. Finally, writing helps you remember the 5) ________ you had, or the thoughts the author expressed.

If reading is to 6) ________ anything more than passing time, it must be active. You can’t let

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your eyes glide across the lines of a book and come up with an 7) ________ of what you have read. The books you read for pleasure can be read in a state of 8) ________ and nothing is lost. But a great book, rich in ideas and beauty, a book that 9) ________ and tries to answer fundamental questions, 10) ________ the most active reading. When you’ve finished reading a book, and the pages are filled with your notes, you know that you read actively. ▇ Script:

You know you have to read “between the lines” to get the most out of anything. I want to persuade you to do something equally important in the course of your reading, that is: “write between the lines”. Unless you do, you are not likely to do the most efficient kind of reading. I contend that marking up a book is an act of love.

There are two ways in which one can own a book. The first is the property right you establish by paying for it, just as you pay for clothes and furniture. But this act of purchase is only the prelude to possession. Full ownership comes only when you have made it a part of yourself, and the best way to make yourself a part of it is by writing in it.

Why is marking up a book indispensable to reading? First, it keeps you awake. And I don’t mean merely conscious; I mean wide awake. In the second place, reading, if it is active, is thinking, and thinking tends to express itself in words, spoken or written. The marked book is usually the thought-through book. Finally, writing helps you remember the thoughts you had, or the thoughts the author expressed.

If reading is to accomplish anything more than passing time, it must be active. You can’t let your eyes glide across the lines of a book and come up with an understanding of what you have read. The books you read for pleasure can be read in a state of relaxation and nothing is lost. But a great book, rich in ideas and beauty, a book that raises and tries to answer fundamental questions, demands the most active reading. When you’ve finished reading a book, and the pages are filled with your notes, you know that you read actively.

Reading Efficiently

Part III Read and Explore

Text A

Section A Discovering the Main Ideas

Exercise 1 Answer the following questions with the information contained in Text A. 1 2 3 4

What is the difference between the lives of those who read and those who do not? Can reading newspapers be categorized as reading? Why or why not? What is the art of reading according to the author? What does the author think of “the taste for reading”?

5 Can people benefit from reading the same books at different ages? Why or why not? ▇ Answers for reference:

1 According to the author, those who do not read are just like prisoners confined to their

immediate world in respect to time and space. Their life falls into a set of routines and they see only what happens in their immediate neighbourhood with few friends and acquaintances to communicate with. In contrast, those who read have the privilege to escape temporarily from the present world and enter a different country or a different age as soon as they pick up a book. Good books put them in touch with the best minds in history and they are always carried away into a world of thought and reflection. Books broaden their horizons and their life is never a set of dull routines.

2 According to the author, reading newspapers does not belong to the category of reading

because the average reader of a newspaper is mainly concerned with getting reports about events and happenings without contemplative value. The best reading does not merely offer a report of events, but is able to lead readers into a contemplative mood.

3 According to the author, only reading with the object of enriching one’s charm and flavor can

be called an art. The charm here is not related to one’s physical appearance, but one’s inner aura of elegance which can only be acquired through reading. And flavor here refers to the flavor in speech, and its cultivation entirely depends on one’s way of reading.

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The author thinks that taste is the key to all reading and is individual and selective. Each person has his own taste in the kinds of books he enjoys reading. Forcing one to read books that he dislikes will achieve no positive results.

5 Yes. People can benefit from reading the same book at different ages and get different flavors

out of it. According to the author, people at different ages should read different kinds of books and good books can be read more than once at different ages.

Exercise 2 Text A can be divided into four parts with the paragraph number(s) of each part provided as follows. Write down the main idea of each part. Part Paragraph(s) Main Idea The benefits of reading can be seen from such comparison: Nonreaders are imprisoned in their immediate world, while readers can travel freely in their One 1-3mind to different countries or different ages. And the best reading leads readers into a contemplative mood, not merely occupied with the report of events. The object of reading is to cultivate personal charm of appearance and flavor Two 4-5 in speech, not to “improve one’s mind”, which kills the joy of reading and forces one to read with a sense of obligation. The key to all reading lies in taste, which is selective and individual. No one should be forced to read books against his own will and there is no book that Three 6-8 one absolutely must read. It is wise to read books that meet the development of one’s intellectual interest. Benefit from reading relies on the contributions of both the author and the Four 9 reader. The profit will be greater if one is lucky enough to find his favourite author. 4

Key Words and Expressions for Text A

privilege n.

a special advantage limited to a particular person or group (特定个人或阶层的)特权,特惠待遇

e. g. 1. Members of the book club have the privilege of purchasing books at a discount. 2. He had no special privileges and was treated just like every other prisoner. 他没有享受任何特权,与其他囚犯一样同等对待。 immediate a.

nearest in time, space, or degree; next (时间、空间或程度)最接近的;紧接的;直接的;即刻的

e. g. 1. Guards were posted in the immediate neighborhood of the palace when the prince stayed there.

2. The effects of global warming, while not immediate, are potentially catastrophic. 全球变暖的后果,即使不是即刻呈现,也可能是灾难性的。

3. His immediate superior, General Lee, had singled him out for special mention. 他的直接上司李将军特地提到了他。 Usage:

the immediate future 最近

one’s immediate family 直系亲属

the immediate concern / problem 当务之急 the immediate area 附近 fall into

1. pass into a new state or condition 陷入(某种状态)

e. g. 1. While waiting for the bus, I somehow fell into conversation with someone who said he knew me.

2. The house had fallen into disrepair. 这所房子已经年久失修了。 Usage:

fall into conversation with... 与……开始聊天 fall into a doze 打瞌睡

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