By Lin Li from Nanjing
T’s name May
Ps tell T their
Presents a chant.
Teaches new words, exciting, because
Asks Ps to follow her to chant.
I like … because it’s yummy.
Say the words
Asks Ps to create their chants
I like apple. (T didn’t correct it.)
Chanting as activating.
Writes Jobs on Bb
Asks Ps to say some jobs.
Presents pcs of jobs
Doctor, policeman, postman, driver
Profiles for guessing make informative gap.
Presents pcs to guess jobs.
Father, mother, uncle, Bingbing
Asks Ps to read.
Presents learning tips in Chinese
How to scan.
Some Ps finish the reading quicker than others.
Learning tips and in Chinese.
Presents jobs and teaches
Learning tips again
Read slowly and underline the informative parts.
To music, loud to be aware.
Some Ps finish early.
Encourages Ps to guess the meaning of rockets from the context and check the understanding by pictures.
Guess it correctly.
Presents chant of jobs.
Cleaners, cleaners, what do they do?
Clean, clean, clean the city.……
Much better as formative assessment.
Assessment for encouragement.
Why do they like their jobs?
Presents the text
Follow at the first time.
Check the comprehension.
Teaches new word strong.
Asks ps to read the text in groups.
Why in groups?
Asks Ps to talk about Bing Bing’s family by retelling.
Presents learning tips.
Asks Ps to retell.
Encourage with help.
Help when needed.
Read and guess: What’s his job?
Read and guess after class.
Learning tips for interview.
Lu Rui from Guiyang
Claps for attention
Presents a song
Present the title and the song again.
Listen and try following.
Asks Ps to introduce their families as task presenting.
Introducing tasks first is good for this lesson.
Task purpose needs improving. Introducing for what purpose?
Write on Bb
At weekends, I often go to my grandpa’s house.
Asks Ps: What does your father often do at the weekend?
During ask and answer, presents and teaches often, always, sometimes
Answer and follow
Speaking while writing on Bb is effective as multi-channel input.
Presents the topic
At the weekends.
Asks Ps to talk about their life at the weekend.
T presents a demo.
Talk in groups.
Presents the text by ppts.
Teaches sick, homeless during the text presentation.
Leads Ps to read the text.
Ask Ps to find always, often, sometimes.
Teaches helps but not sick, people after Ps’s difficulty.
Teaches enjoy, help, others, sick, give, homeless, teach, feel.
One P has difficulties in saying sick, people.
Answer and learn.
If there is recording by native speakers, use it.
Good Experiential learning.
Consolidating the words before reading is good.
Homework: Poster for Love Club.
Gives a demo.
Read the text.
Introduce their families.
Watch and learn.
这节课的任务也不错，只是任务和新语言联系不够，课文内容是介绍家人周末帮助他人的活动，任务是制作Love Club的招贴画，给的案例不像是一个好的招贴，因为没有突出招贴画的特点：视觉效果。坦率地说，我们现在很多老师不大清楚good poster的标准，其实不是什么都可以做poster。
Du Fengjiao from Guangdong
Talks about Wuhan food
Stand up and greets
Presents a song with actions
Good facial expression and actions
Asks Ps to look at Bb full of food pictures.
What’s your favourite food?
Teaches kale, eggplant …
Answer and get a pic from Bb.
Presents the text by listening to the tape
Who eats lunch at the snack bar?
Who eats lunch at the school canteen?
Gives ps 40 seconds to read the text and fill in the blanks.
Read again and finish the chart Pit’s Lunch.
Catogorising the food: meat, vegetable, grains.
Present balanced diet.
Tells Ps to have balanced diet every day.
Read with questions.
Listening before reading, for what purpose?
Comprehension? Language awareness?
Read Pat’s information.
Not for new words, just for sounds.
Presents a proposed school menu.
Asks Ps to make their preferred lunch menu.
Asks Ps to get stickers on Bb.
Make posters by sticking the food pics.
Almost 40 food pic stickers and some prepared posters.
Asks Ps to present their posters
Present all posters on Bb and vote after class.
One group present by chanting
Homework: survey on two websites and get to know more about balanced diet.
Lai Bingxiang from Yunnan
Plays a video clip of Kunming’s seasons
Presents the title: My favourite season
Leads to the text by an email’s arriving
Asks Ps to talk about the pics
What can you see in the picture?
Teaches season, … using flash cards
Natural leading to the text
Gives Ps 3 minutes to read the text and fill in the chart of season features in Canada. Presents a demo.
Asks Ps to talk about season topic: activity, weather, colour, clothes
Teaches new words by chanting.
Select a topic they like
Chanting is odd. Ps can’t follow.
Selecting topics is not well coherent with the last stage.
Asks Ps to make sentence using given words
Teaching purpose is clear: for Ps writing their emails
Introduces the season features of Yunnan by an email as demo.
Asks Ps to write an email to introduce the season features of Wuhan
Presents the format of email
Write their emails
Good demo for writing skill
Asks Ps to present their writing
Presents sentences for moral education.
The addition is odd.
Homework: Write emails.
The whole process can be improved by focusing more on the writing task, such as teaching the description for comparison of season features, writing sentence instead of making sentences orally.