Students can understand the passage and realize the rapid growth of China’s Internet users.
Students can be able to master the pronunciation rules of the definite article the in phrases and use them correctly in daily communication.
Students will develop their ability to read accurately.
Students can strengthen the sense of national pride and learn to use the Internet properly.
Key and difficult points
To understand the passage and master the pronunciations of the
To apply the pronunciations of the in speaking accurately and learn to use the internet effectively.
Step 1: Warming-up
2. Have students list the things people can’t live without nowadays. Share their answers and reasons. Lead in the internet—one of the things modern people can’t live without.
Step 2: Presentation
1. Have students read the article quickly and summarize the main idea (China’s Internet population grows rapidly).
2. The teacher reads the passage. Have students listen to it carefully and focus on the pronunciations of the underlined words the. While listening, think about two questions.
1. Do they sound the same?
2. If not, what’s the difference? Invite students to share their findings.
3. Guide students to find the rules of pronunciation.
Rule1: say “thee” /ð?/ before vowel sounds; say /ð?/ before consonant sounds.
Rule2: connect the with the word beginning with vowel sounds and add a short /y/.
Step 3: Practice
1. Read the article by themselves individually in 3 minutes and invite some to share their reading. Give positive feedback.
2. Show several phrases and sentences on the screen and have a reading competition in groups of 5. Students should read them. Then invite 5 representatives to read. The group which reads the most quickly and correctly will win.
Step 4: Production
Group discussion for two questions:
Q1: Why we can’t live without the Internet?
Q2: How do we use the Internet correctly?
5 minutes are given for discussion. Then invite some groups to share.
Step 5: Summary and Homework
Summary: summarize today’s lesson and remind them to use the Internet properly and not to be addicted to the Internet.
Homework: ask students to design a poster of top tips for using the Internet.
1. Why do you want to be a teacher?
I want to be a teacher because of the following reasons:
The first reason is that I never want to stop learning. I love to learn, and I yearn to learn new things every day. And I think to become an educator can help achieve that goal. I will constantly learn from my fellow teachers and even my students in the future.
The second reason is that working with kids is amazing. Personally, I think working with kids is much better than working with adults. Kids are open to speaking their minds, and make the workday so much more interesting.
The third reason is that children are the future. Someday these tiny humans in my class will be contributing to our country in one way or another. As a teacher, I have the ability to help them learn skills and ways of thinking that will be needed when they are out there in the adult world. Someday these will be the people running the country.
That is all for my thoughts. Thanks for your question.
2. How do you evaluate your class today?
I think my teaching is relatively good if not perfect for the following reasons.
First of all, I believe I have mainly achieved my teaching aims. After learning, my students would grasp the main idea of the reading material and master the pronunciation rules of the article the and apply them to speaking correctly.
Secondly, I have delivered my class in an orderly and concise way. Students are guided to find the rules step by step independently. I also asked them to have a discussion to express their ideas on the related topic. By doing this, my students will use what they have learned in daily communication, practice their oral English and foster the awareness of not being the slaves to the Internet.
As is known to all, not all things are perfect and my teaching is not an exception. There are some defects in my teaching, and I will spare no effort in the future to learn from senior and experienced teachers to improve my teaching ability.