Longyou Middle School Wang Weihong
The Million Pound Banknote
I. Teaching Material Analysis 1. Teaching items: This is the first reading in Unit 3 of Module 3. It’s also a main part in this unit. Mark Twain is the greatest humorist of the 19th century American literature as well as a great playwright. Many of his plays are known to people all over the world. And The Million Pound Bank-Note is one of the best.
2. Aims to the teaching
Knowledge goals a. Help the Ss understand the main idea of the play. b. Let the Ss master some important phrases and sentence patterns. words and phrases: bet, make a bet, permit, go ahead, by accident, stare, account for to be honest, jealous). Patterns: Would you please come in? Would you mind waiting just a few minutes? May I ask you how much money you have? --Well, to be honest, I have none. Could you offer me some kind of work? I wonder, Mr. Adams, if you mind us asking a few questions? --Go right ahead.
Ability goals a. Enable students to read and hear natural language in a dramatic context and increase their selfconfidence in using English, which will increase their overall motivation to learn English. b. Enable students to sum up the main idea of ACT ONE Scene 3. c. Enable students to understand the details about the whole scene. d. Act out the scene. e. Express their opinions by answering the following questions: (1) What do you think will happen to Henry next? (2) Will the bank-note help him or get him into trouble?
Emotion goals By reading the play, the students analyse and unearth the characteristics of the heroes in the play to learn the hypocritical aspect of the capitalism at that time and set up a right philosophy.
3. Teaching important and difficult points Teaching important points 1. How to interpret language through tone of voice and body language, gaining a greater appreciation of the various verbal and non-verbal ways in which language works. 2. Discuss the questions: (1) What do you think will happen to Henry with the bank-note? (2) Will the bank-note help him or get him into trouble? (3) Do you think money is everything? (4) Do you agree that only money can bring people happiness?
Teaching difficult points Discuss the questions: (1) What do you think will happen to Henry? (2) Will the bank-note help him or get him into trouble? (3) Do you think money is everything? (4) Do you agree that only money can bring people happiness?
II. Analysis of Teaching Methods
1. Teaching Methods: 1)Communicative teaching method 2)Task –based teaching method 2. Teaching aids: A multi-media computer and a suit.
III. Analysis of Learning Methods
(1) Train Ss to study independently; (2) Guide Ss to master and use reading skills;
(3) Guide Ss to study English cooperatively.
IV. Teaching Steps
Step 1 Warming-up (3 min.) Step 2 Pre-reading (5 min.) Step 3 While-Reading (23 min.) Step 4 Post-reading (12 min.) Step 5 Summary and homework (2 min.)
Step 1. Warming-up