Period 1 Reading The General Idea of This Period： This period includes Warming up，Reading and Comprehending of Unit 5.It introduces different kinds of music and a band called “The Monkees”.Students will enlarge their knowledge of music by listening to the music.Meanwhile students can learn how The Monkees got successful by some reading strategies such as skimming， scanning，and intensive reading.Students should think carefully about the outlook on society and on personal value after reading the story of The Monkees.Students will realize the importance of hard work，right attitude towards work，and bravery on meeting the challenge. Teaching Aims： 1.Train the students? reading ability. 2.Learn some useful words，expressions and some important sentences. classical，folk，form，passer-by，earn，extra，instrument，pretend，hit，dream of， honest with， be play jokes on， based on， on advertisement， so， serious be put or be about，break up a.Have you ever dreamed of being in front of thousands of people at a concert， with everyone clapping and enjoying your singing? b.If we are honest with ourselves，most of us have dreamed of being famous. c....bands are formed by high school students who practise their music in someone?s home. d.They may play to passers-by in the street or subway so that they can earn some extra money. e.The musicians of whom the band was formed played jokes on each other as well as played music. f.Their music and jokes were based loosely on the band called “The Beatles”. g.Actors may not be able to sing so at first other musicians sang the songs for the programme while the band pretended to sing them. h.However，after a year or so in which they became more serious about their work. 3.Enable the students to sum up the main idea of each paragraph. 4.Express their opinion by answering the questions. Teaching Important Points： 1.Help the students to understand the passage better. 2.Learn and master some important words and phrases in this period. 3.Help the students to understand the details of the text by helping them to answer the following questions. Teaching Difficult Points： 1.How to help the students improve their reading ability and understand the passage better. 2.How to master the important language points in this passage. 3.How to help the students express their ideas on the two questions. a.Do you think the TV organizers were right to call “The Monkees”a band when
they did not sing or write their own songs?Why? b.Do you agree that the jokes were more important than the music for this band?Give a reason. Teaching Methods： 1.Fast reading to get the general idea of the text. 2.Careful reading to understand the passage better. 3.Explanation to help the students master some language points. 4.Discussion to help the students understand better what they?ve learned and to use the knowledge they?ve learned in this period. Teaching Aids： 1.A tape recorder. 2.A multimedia. Teaching Procedures： Step 1 Lead-in 1.Greet the students as usual. 2.Introduce the topic of music. T：Do you know who they are?（The teacher shows the pictures of some famous singers.）
Ss：SHE，Jay，Jacky Zhang，Celine Dion. T：Correct.So you all like listening to music.Then what kind of music do they sing? S1：Pop music. T：What other kinds of music do you like listening to? S2：Rap，Classical music，folk music，Rock ?n? Roll T：Well，good job.It seems you know quite a lot about music.Now let we check whether you are really good at music.Have a look at the eight pictures.Then I?ll play a tape to you and you will hear 8 kinds of music.After listening，you have to tell me what kind of music you hear，clear?Let?s enjoy some kinds of music. Suggested answers： Choral，Country music，Rap，Folk music，Rock ?n? Roll，Orchestra，Jazz， Classical music T：Excellent.I am sure you are interested in music and know a lot about songs and music.Now I?d like to have a discussion.What kinds of music do you like better， Chinese or Western， classical or modern?How does music make you feel?And why do you like to listen to music?I?ll give you 5 minutes to talk with your partners. T：OK.Who is ready to share with us your opinions? S3 ： I like Chinese music.Because I think Chinese music is easier to understand.And I like listening to modern music，because it reflects the modern life. S4：I like Western music.Because I think Western music is lively and the singers? voices are beautiful.I like classical music since it can make me calm down if I have a bad mood.And the classical music often inspires us.It can last longer than the modern music.
T：I enjoy your talk.Continue.Who would like to talk more?How does music make you feel? S5：I feel inspired when listening to music.When I?m not having a good mood， music can calm me down.When I listen to the beautiful music，I feel happy and recall some good memories and beautiful things in life. S6：When I am reading，I would like to listen to music，because it helps me concentrate on my reading. T：Well，so music can be used as the background music which helps us to be concentrated.What?s more? S7： like to listen to music， I because I feel relaxed when listening to music.Music tells us the real life. 3.Introduce “The Monkees”. T：Excellent!I really enjoy your opinions and I also have learnt a lot from your ideas.So you are really music fans.Now，I have a problem and I would like you to give me some advice.I want to listen to some bands? music.Would you recommend some bands and their famous songs for me? S1 ： There are several famous bands ， like “Beatles”.I like their style of performances.Their famous song is “Let it be”.It is fantastic.Every time I listen to it，I recall the good old days with my classmates. S2：I like “Back-street Boy” best.The musicians in the band always seem very young and handsome.Their performances are perfect.Their famous song is “The Call”.The rhythm of the song is very strong and it is often used as the catwalk background music. S3：I like “West life” best.Their songs are full of deep feelings.They tell us about the love between lovers，friends and parents and children.When listening to their songs，my heart is full of warm.Their famous song is “My Love”.It?s really worth listening. T ： Good.Thank you for your recommendation.I have many choices to consider.But here I have a photo of a band.Can you tell me who they are? S4：“The Monkees”. T：Great!Can you tell more about them? S5：It is a band formed of 4 persons.They followed the style of “The Beatles”. T： Right.Well， seems you know little about them.It doesn?t matter.Now let?s go it on to the reading and find more information about them，“The Band That Wasn?t”. Step 2 Skimming T： First， would like you to skim the passage about “The Monkees” and find out I the main ideas of each paragraph.Time is limited to 3 minutes. Suggested answers： Paragraph 1：Dreaming of being famous musician or singer. Paragraph 2：How musicians form bands. Paragraph 3：How the band got their start. Paragraph 4：How “The Monkees” became serious about their business. Step 3 Scanning T：Now you have got the general idea about the passage.For this time，I would
like you to scan the text and find out whether the following statements are true of false.Time is limited to 4 minutes. 1.Most musicians meet and form a band because they like to write and play music. 2.The TV organizers had looked for five musicians who were lovely and who could make good music. 3.Each week the group that was called “The Beatles” would play a song or two written by other musician. 4.“The Monkees” broke up in about 1960，but reunited in 1980. Suggested answer： 1.T 2.F 3.F 4.T Step 4 Intensive Reading Ask the students to look through the questions on the screen and read the text silently.Students are expected to find out all the answers by themselves. T：OK，boys and girls.Now let?s read the text in detail and answer the following questions. Questions： 1.Why do most musicians like to be in a band with others? 2.Which two musical bands are mentioned in the passage? 3.How do bands that are formed by high school students earn some extra money? 4.When did “The Monkees” break up and when did it reunite? 5.Why was “The Monkees” successful in their work? Suggested answers： 1.Because they want to write and play music together. 2.Beatles & Monkees 3.They may play to passers-by in the street or subway so that they can earn some extra money. 4.They broke up in about 1970 and it reunited in the mid-1980. 5.Because they were serious about their work and they also worked very hard. T：You are so smart to get all the answers right.Then let me check whether you have really understood the passage.Have a look at the Ex.2 on Page 35.Try your best to review what you have learnt in your heart without looking back to the passage.And see who can get all the answers right.Time is limited to 2 minutes. （After 2 minutes，the teacher checks the answers.） Suggested answers： 1.（D）They produced a new record in 1996 to celebrate their time as a band. 2. （E） Most musicians get together and form a band because they like to write and play music. 3.（A）They put an advertisement in the newspaper looking for four rock musicians，but only one person was accepted. 4.（B）The first TV show was a big hit. 5.（C）However，the band broke up about 1970，but reunited in the mid-1980s. Step 5 Retell the Story T：Since you have read the text for three times，I guess you have totally
understood the text.Now let?s check whether you have comprehended the text.On the blackboard，it?s the summary of our reading text.But it?s not complete.You have to think out a proper word to fill in each blank without reading your textbook.After filling the missing words，you will have a complete summary of the text.Now，I will give you 5 minutes to do this task. If we are ______ ______ ourselves，most of us have ______ ______ being famous sometimes in our lives.Most musicians often meet and ______ a band.Sometimes they play in the street to ______ so that they can earn some ______ money and this also gives them a ______ to realize their dreams.There was once a band started ______ ______ ______ ______.The musicians of whom the band was formed ______ ______ ______ each other as well as played music，whose music and jokes were loosely ______ ______ “The Beatles”.Their exciting performances were copied by other groups.“The Monkees” played their own ______ and wrote their own music.Though it ______ ______ in 1970，it ______ in the mid-1980s and it is still popular today. Suggested answer： honest with；dreamed of；form；passers-by；extra；chance；in a different way； played jokes on；based on；instruments；broke up；reunited Step 6 Language Points Focus Teacher explains the important words and expressions from the reading.Try to use as many examples as possible to illustrate the point.After illustration，teacher can give students some exercises to consolidate their understanding. 1.Have you ever dreamed of being in front of thousands of people at a concert， with everyone clapping and enjoying your singing? 你曾否梦想过在音乐会上面对成千上万的观众， 观众一边欣赏你的歌唱一边 为你鼓掌？ dream of 向往、梦想 She often dreams of being a teacher. 她经常梦想成为一名老师。 The oversea students often dream of his hometown. 海外的学子经常梦见自己的家乡。 with 复合结构构成状语 He came into classroom，with a book in his left hand. 他走进课室，左手拿着一本书。 With the day coming near，they felt excited. 那一天快要来了，他们感到很激动。 2.Do you sing Karaoke and close your eyes and pretend you are Coco Li or Liu Huan? 你唱卡拉 OK 时，是否闭上眼睛装作自己就是李玟或刘欢？ pretend“假装；装扮”，后面常跟不定式作宾语。 He pretended not to know the facts.他佯装不知实情。 He pretended to be reading an important paper when the boss entered. 老板进来时他假装在看一份重要的文件。 He pretended that he was ill so that he could stay at home.
他假装病了以便能待在家里。 3.The musicians of whom the band was formed played jokes on each other as well as played music. 组成乐队的音乐人除了演奏音乐曲目，还经常彼此打趣逗笑。 play jokes on：speak lightly or amusingly about sb./sth.拿某人开玩笑，与某人 开玩笑。 Don?t play jokes on the disabled. 不要拿残疾人开玩笑。 ...of whom the band was formed...定语从句中把介词提前时，常用关系代词 which，whom 而不用关系代词 that。 This is the factory in which she works. 这就是她工作的工厂。 Mr White is the person to whom you should send e-mail. 你应该发邮件给怀特先生。 4.Their music and jokes were based loosely on the band called “The Beatles”. 他们的音乐和玩笑多少有点模仿“甲壳虫”乐队。 be based on：use something as grounds 根据……，以……为基础 The story is based on real life.故事以真实生活为蓝本。 This news report is based entirely on fact. 这篇新闻报道是完全根据实际情况写成的。 Judgment should be based on facts，not on hearsay. 判断应该以事实为依据，而不应该依靠道听途说。 5.However，the band broke up in about 1970，but reunited in the mid-1980s. 然而，“门基乐队”在 1970 年左右解散了，到 80 年代中期才又重组起来。 break up：make something separated using force 解散，分裂，解体，驱散 The crowd started to break up when the night fell.天快黑时人群开始散开了。 The police broke up the fighting crowd.警察驱散了打架的人群。 Their marriage broke up. 他们的婚姻破裂了。 Step 7 Discussion T ： Let?s come back to our discussion.Since now you have a complete understanding of the band “The Monkees”，I have two questions for you. a.Do you think the TV organizers were right to call “The Monkees” a band when they did not sing or write their own songs? b.Do you agree that the jokes were more important than the music for this band?Give a reason. T：After your discussion with your partners，I would like you to report your discussion.Time is limited to 5 minutes.Go. （After 5 minutes.） T：OK，who would like to be the first to give your report on the discussion? S1： me try.I think it was right for them to call “The Monkees” a band.Though Let they didn?t sing or write their songs，they really get people to appreciate music.It?s such a creative idea that many people become their fans.It was a band formed in an unusual way.And as it was an unusual band，I think jokes were more important than
the music for the band.It was their special style. S2： I don?t think it was a band.They didn?t write or sing their own songs.How No， can we call it a band?I don?t think jokes were more important than the music for this band.The purpose of forming a band is getting people to enjoy the spirit of their music.It?s more important than playing jokes just to make people laugh. T：Good point.One more.Who would like to continue? S3：I don?t think we should call it a band either，because singing and writing its own songs is the basis of a band.I don?t think jokes were more important than the music either.I think the content of music is more important than the jokes.The content is the soul of the music. Step 8 Summary and Homework T：Today we?ve learned a text about the band “The Monkees” and learnt several different kinds of music，including classical music，rock ?n? roll，orchestra，rap， folk music， jazz， country music and choral.In addition， know their success lies in we their hard work and unique style of performance.The Monkees worked hard to be a famous band and their special performance styles were loved by people all over the world. T：So much for today.Here is the homework for you to do so that your knowledge can be consolidated. 1.Recite the key sentences on the text. 2.Finish the word exercise，Ex.1 on Page 35，Ex.2 on Page 36.Ex.1&2 on Page 70. 3.Collect some information about your favourite music or musicians. Step 9 The Design of the Writing on the Blackboard Unit 5 Music Period 1 Main idea of each paragraph Paragraph 1：Dreaming of being famous musician or singer. Paragraph 2：How musicians form bands. Paragraph 3：How the band got their start. Paragraph 4：How “The Monkees” became serious about their business. Words and expressions 1.dream of 向往、梦想 with 复合结构构成状语 2.pretend 假装，装扮 3.play jokes on 拿某人开玩笑，与某人开玩笑 ... of whom the band was formed... 定语从句中把介词提前时，常用关系代词 which，whom 而不用关系代词 that。 4.be based on：use something as grounds 根据……，以……为基础 5.break up：make something separated using force 解散，分裂，解体，驱散 Step 10 Record after Teaching