Unit 2 numbers—teaching plan
(Reading part—the king and the rice)
1) Students learn and grasp the main idea of the passage and some details about the story.
2) Students can master the key words and sentences in the passage.
Through reading, students reading ability and logic thinking ability will be improved.
1) Students will be more interested in the number and find the wisdom of numbers.
2) Students will glad to learn from others.
Teaching Key Points:
Member and master new words and phrases and understand the passage.
Teaching Difficult Points:
Foster students’ interest of reading passage and improve their reading ability.
Communicative teaching method, Task-based teaching method
Step 1: Warming up and lead-in
1. Daily greeting.
2. Free talk. Question: what tales do you know?
Students may say Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The frog Prince. Then tell students today we will learn a tale: The king and the rice.
Step 2: Pre-reading
1. Brainstorming: Talk about numbers. What do you know about numbers?
Give students 2 minutes to speak out the things about number.
2. Show some pictures to introduce how ancient people record numbers.
Step 3: While-reading
1. Global reading
(1) Ask Ss to look at the pictures, the title of the story and read the first sentences of Para.1 and 2 on page 19. Then outline the structure of the tales..
Part 1 (1-2) (the beginning) The king challenged the old man to a chess game.
Part 2 (3-5) (the middle) The king promised to give the old man the rice he wanted if he won the game.
Part 3 (6) (the ending) The king lost the game. He realized he didn't have enough rice to give the old man.
2. Detailed reading
(1) Read the passage again.
Ture or False question.
1. The story happened in ancient Italy.
2. The old man challenged the king to a chess game in the king’s palace.
3. The king promised to give the old man anything he wanted if the old man
won the game.
(2)Ask students: what the old man ask for prize?
Lead students read the paragraph about numbers and understand the wisdom of numbers.
Step 4: Post-reading
1. Read the story and sum up the text.
Once there ______(be) a king. He enjoyed _______(play) chess. A
wise man came to ________(challenge) him to a game. The king said“You can have any prize ______ you win the game.” The old man played a trick.____last, the old man won. The king ordered his men ______(collect) a bag of rice. He put one grain on the first square, two on the _______(two), and so on. The king realized he didn’t have enough rice to put on all the.__________ (square).
2 Discussion: What would you do if you were the king?
Step5: Summary and Homework
Summary: review what we’ve learnt today.
Homework: 1.remember the key words and phrases
2. Search more information about numbers..
The king and the rice
Part 1 (1-2) (the beginning)
The king challenged the old man to a chess game.
Part 2 (3-5) (the middle)
The king promised to give the old man the rice he wanted if he won the game.
Part 3 (6) (the ending)
The king lost the game.
He realized he didn't have enough rice to give the old man.