Saving the Antelopes
Students can read and use the words “antelope, endanger, poacher, worth, protect”.
Students will be able to understand the passage and grasp the reading strategies of skimming and scanning.
Students will express their opinions in wildlife protection under the teacher’s guidance.
Students can use different reading strategies to get specific information in a limited time through repeated practice.
Students will enhance their wildlife protection awareness and cultivate their social responsibilities.
Students will increase their interest and confidence in English learning.
Teaching key points and difficult points:
Words: the meaning and the usage of the words such as "endanger" and "poacher".
Reading strategies: making prediction, skimming and scanning.
How to arouse students’ awareness of wildlife protection and how to enable the students to use different strategies proficiently.
Step 1 Lead-in
Greet students as usual and invite students to enjoy the film clip of Mountain Patrol together. By talking about the tough situation of antelopes, the teacher will lead students to think over the ways of protecting antelopes.
Step 2 Pre-reading
1. Explain the new words by showing pictures or paraphrasing.
2. Encourage the students to make prediction according to the title and illustration in the reading part.
Step 3 While-reading
Ask students to skim the passage quickly and find the main idea to each paragraph, then divide the whole passage into three parts.
Require the students to read carefully and answer the following 3 questions:
Q 1: How did Jiesang Suonandajie die?
( He was killed by criminals.)
Q 2: What has the Chinese government done to heip the antelopes?
(It is protecting the antelopes in a nature reserve.)
Q 3: What will happen to the Tibetan Antelopes?
( It munber will continue to increase.)
Step 4 Post-reading
Group discussion: students work in groups of 4 and discuss what we ordinary people should do to protect the antelopes and other endangered animal.
Step 5 Summary and homework
Summary: Invite one student to retell the story according to the key words on the screen.
Homework: Ask students to think what they will say to a poacher if they happen to see him trying to kill an endangered animal.