Grade Learning module Grade 7 textbook version and section Reading and writing Learning English
Lesson 20, Unit4 Unit Teaching Design subject After-School Activities 1. Analysis of the teaching material
The contents of the texts in this unit are related to after-school activities, such as weekend to-do plans and clubs. In this unit, students are demanded to learn to talk about what they like to do after school and on the weekends.
2. Unit learning objectives and key points
Students will be able to use“be going to” to express the future tense. They will
be able to talk about their interests and what they plan to do after school and on the weekends by using the new language items learned in this unit. Meanwhile, they will improve their awareness of participation and develop their self-confidence and talents.
3. Overall teaching structure
Period 1: After-school activities---Lesson 19
Period 2: After-school clubs---Lesson 20,Lesson 21 After-class
Period 3: Weekend plans---Lesson 22, Lesson 23
Period 4: Review---Lesson 24
Period Teaching Design Subject Type Join Our Club! New Lesson
Analysis of the teaching material
As an important and independent component, the topic of this lesson is closely related to the theme of the whole unit. It starts a different topic from that in Lesson 19 and is also a language input and connection with Lesson 21. This lesson helps to improve students' comprehension, thinking , reading and writing abilities.
Analysis of the students
Most students are familiar with the expressions of some common activities and some know how to express the future plan on the benefit of extensive reading in their daily life. But A few of them are weak in English and they may feel confused to meet with many new words while reading. Students are of different levels and they have individual interests and hobbies, which all makes it a challenge to meet every students’
satisfaction and make the lesson lively.
Learning objectives By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: Describe the three types of clubs by reading and retelling the passages; Compose a poster for a new club by using the target language;
Improve the awareness of participation and develop self-confidence.
Key points and difficulties How to describe a club by using target language
Learning evaluation design
Self-assessment concentration participation cooperation
Composing Beautiful design Neat handwriting
Correction fluency pronunciation
Learning activity design Teacher’s activities
Teacher’s activity 1
Play a game: Odd One Out
Present four words and get students to find out the different one（Club）. Explain the meaning of “club”by showing a picture. Ask the Ss: What do you like to do in your free time? Are you in a club？
Aims：To arouse students interest in learning and get them involved in class.
Step Two: Reading Teacher’s activity 2 Get the Ss to read individually first and check their understanding by asking 3 specific questions;
then Ss work in a reading circle and complete their chosen tasks on the worksheet according to their own willing and level；
Then get the Ss to do shared reading and give presentation.
Students’ activity 2 Ss do as they are required to step by step. First they read individually, then thy work in a reading circle and choose different tasks on the worksheet, at last they share what they have accomplished.
Students’ activity 1
Students give their choices and the reason as well. They may have different answers.
Students answer the question based on
Aims: To motivate the students to read and develop different abilities in reading.
Step 3: Extended Reading Teacher’s activity 3 Show the Ss some pictures of clubs in the school and play a video of clubs in a foreign school, asking: What do you think of these clubs? What can students benefit from joining a club？
Get the Ss to read a passage and find out the answer.Encourage them to share their own ideas. Aims: To stimulate the Ss interest and prepare them for the next step.
Step 4: Practice Teacher’s activity 4 Get the Ss to work in groups and do PBL （Project-based learning）by creating one club they are all interested in and making a poster for it.
Present the criteria to help student to evaluate other group’s work.
Students’ activity 4 Students compose their group’s club by using the target language and following the given format. Then they exchange each other’s works and give evaluation according to the criteria.
Students’ activity 3 Students look at the pictures and watch the video to get to know about more clubs. Then Ss read the passage quickly to find out the topic sentences of each paragraph and express their own opinions. Aims: To get the Ss to consolidate and practise what they’ve learned.
Step 5: Progress Teacher’s activity 5 Students’ activity 5
Get the Ss to make a plenary about the
Ss make self-assessment about their
importance of participation in developing behaviour in class.
self-confidence and talents. Express wishes and hope.
Aims: To help Ss to build up more confidence and foster positive attitude towards life.
8. Homework and extended learning design
Polish the writing about a club you want to organize and recommend it to others; Surf on the Internet to get more information about after-school clubs in different countries and give a report.
Thoughts after teaching
All the teaching procedures have been fulfilled because of adequate presupposition. Thus the main learning objectives are accomplished. Evaluation is used throughout the lesson and reading circle has made teamwork more efficient and students more active in class. But more time should have been given to the students’
presentation and more attention should have been devoted to some weaker learners. So next class they will show their writing individually and multi-evaluation should be provided to promote the students’ participation.