New Horizo Colleg Englis n e h Reading and Writing 2 Demo Class My presentation Part I. Unit Overview
Part II. My Demo Class Part I. Unit Overview 4 3 2 1 Time Teaching Allotment Objectives Target Students
The passages Part I. Unit Overview 1. Passages: Section A & Section B Theme:A Time-Conscious Section culture distinctions and integrations Americans from the perspective time Section B Culture of Shock Length: about 700 words
Medium difficulty Part I. Unit Overview 2. Target students Boys and girls born in the 1990s with primary level of English proficiency. fond of the Internet skilled in using audio and video facilities Group Work
Part I. Unit Overview 3. Teaching Objectives Chinese ideas of time & right stands in culture Awareness shock Skills Knowledge active reading & active vocabulary learning Americans value on time and culture shock
Part I. Unit Overview Teaching Focuses Section A Cultivating their critical cultural awareness Section B will be learned as reading skill practice. Part I. Unit Overview Time Allotments 4 periods 50 minutes per period How?
Pre-class Pre-hand Preparation 1. Idioms, proverbs and sayings of time in English culture and Chinese culture. 2. Culture differences in everyday conversation. Group Work Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
In-class 1st period I. Warming up report and discussion 1.Group 2. Approaching the topic: time II. Touching the main idea and text organization In-class 2nd period Detailed Reading with Group Work 1. Sentences Appreciation
2. Findings, Explorations & Confusions 3. Group Report & Questions raised In-class 3rdperiod My time 1. Working on questions raised by each group. 2. Exploring the sentences & active vocabulary learning In-class 4th period
Assessment Exercises for language drills Reflecting on the Chinese ideas of time Text A Time-Conscious Americans Feature s An Expositor y Writing
Teaching Content How American culture is different 1 Topic from other cultures their 2 The in treatment of time. Text A Informativ
e 3 4 Figurativ e Languag e Objectives Americans value Knowledge
on time active reading & active Skills vocabulary learning Objectives understanding Critical different culture Thinking values
on time Teaching Procedures Approaching the theme 1 Exploring the sentences 2 Proccedure s 3 Reflecting on the ideas of tim
4 Writing Assignment Learning Activities 1. Approaching the theme I. Brainstorming (20 minutes) Group reports on their findings of idioms, proverbs and sayings of time in English culture and Chinese culture. 1. Approaching the theme
Whether yesterday or today, east or west, time is greatly valued in various ways. 1. Approaching the theme II. Tips for Global Reading (Q & A, 15 minutes) 1. What are the two things Americans try to save? Time and labor (Para. 1) 2. What does time mean to Americans? Time is regarded as precious resources. (Para. 2)
1. Approaching the theme (Para. 3-7) 3. How do Americans do everything? They do everything in a rush. 4. How do Americans talk business? They start talking business quickly without the opening exchanges or the ritual interaction. 5. How do Americans save time? They work hard at the task of saving time by
producing a steady flow of labor-saving devices. 1. Approaching the theme 6. Whats the conclusion? The foreigners have different ideas from those of American. (Para. 8) Americans a sign of skillfulness and being competent foreigners Proper respect to assignment by the passage of time.
1. Approaching the theme III. Introduction to a Reading Skill(15minutes) Reading for the Main Idea in a Paragraph the first sentence of a paragraph, in the middle at the end of a paragraph 1. Approaching the theme Example Consequently, we work hard at the task of saving
time. We produce a steady flow of labor-saving devices; we communicate rapidly through faxes, phone calls or emails rather than through personal contacts, which though pleasant, take longer especially given our traffic-filled streets. We, therefore, save most personal visiting for after-work hours or for social weekend gatherings. (Para. 5) Main Idea We work hard at the task of saving time. 1. Approaching the theme Example We are slaves to nothing but the clock, it has been said. Time is treated as if it were something almost real. We budget it, save it, waste it, steal it,
kill it, cut it, account for it; we also charge for it. It is a precious resource. Many people have a rather acute sense of the shortness of each lifetime. Once precious resource. Many people have a rather acute the sands have run outofofeach
a persons hourglass, sense of the shortness lifetime. Once the they cannothave be replaced. We want every minute to count. sands run out of a persons
hourglass, they (Para. 2) cannot be replaced. want every to resource. count. It (= Time) is aminute precious Main Idea We
(Para. 2) 1. Approaching the theme Example Americans believebelieve no one stands If you are not still. movingIf ahead, are falling Americans nostill. one
stands youyouare not behind. This attitude results in a nation of people committed to researching, moving ahead, you are behind. This experimenting and exploring. Timefalling is one of the two elements thatattitude Americans save
carefully, in the other being labor. (Para. 1) committed to researching, results a nation of people experimenting and exploring. Time is one of the two elements that Americans save carefully, the other being labor. (Para. 1) Main Idea Time is one of the two elements that Americans save carefully, the other being labor.
1. Approaching the theme Part I (Paras 1-2) what attitude? Part II (Paras 3-7) how to save? How is the text organized? Part III (Paras 8) culture gap
2. Exploring the sentences Time is treated as if it were something almost real. We budget it, save it, waste it, steal it, kill it, cut it, account for it; we also charge for it. It is a precious resource. (Para. 2) figurative language Metaphor, Parallelism 2. Exploring the sentences Translation
Connotation Americans value on time 2. Exploring the sentences Active Vocabulary Learning Group Work Task: find and explore all the phrases, expressions and sentences indicating and metaphorically depicting time.
2. Exploring the sentences Group Report Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Para. 1 : stand still, fall behind Para. 2: slaves to nothing but to the clock, the shortness of time, Once the sands have run out of a persons
hourglass, they cannot be replaced. We want every minute to count. 3. Reflecting on the ideas of time Rush Swallows may have gone, but there is a time of return; willow trees may have died back, but there is a time of regreening; peach blossoms may
have fallen, but they will bloom again. Now, you the wise, tell me, why should our days leave us, never to return? -If they had been stolen by someone, - who could it be? Where could he hide them? If they had made the escape themselves, then where could they stay at the moment?
translated by Zhu Chunshen 3. Reflecting on the ideas of time A leisure lifestyle is of course far cheaper than a luxurious one. To enjoy life of leisure, one would , only need to have the sensibility of
an artist. To while away a whole afternoon in a fully relaxed state, doing absolutely nothing. Now, that's an art. By Lin Yutang The Importance of Living 3. Reflecting on the ideas of time Globalization VS Cultural Integration
We are working for life, not living for work. Slow down our pace, cherish the time with our family, and our friends. After-class Writing Assignment Thank-you Letters What are the letters of thanks in western culture? Can you write a letter of thanks?
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