Anne’s best friend
Students can understand the content of the passage and the historic background of the second world war.
Students will learn some new words such as hide away, discover and set down.
Students can realize the importance of world peace and cherish our lives.
Key and difficult points:
To understand the passage and learn some new words.
To foster the importance of world peace and cherish our lives.
Step 1: Warming-up
2. Let students enjoy a song named You are my sunshine and ask them to pay attention to the lyrics. The song goes like this:
You are my sunshine my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
Ask students to answer the question “What do you think is your sunshine in your life?” Then tell them that friends are like the sunshine in our lives and lead in the topic.
Step 2: Presentation
1. Read the passage to the students and ask them the main idea of the passage.
2. Ask them to pay attention to some words like hid away, discovered and set down and write them down on the blackboard.
3. Explain to them that the original form of “hid away, discovered” are “hide away, discover” and tell them the meaning of these three phrases.
Step 3: Practice
1. Five minutes will be given to students and ask students to make new sentences with three phrases they have just learned like:
The wanted man hid away in the forest
Columbus discovered America in 1492.
The police set down his phone number.
Step 4: Production
Ask students to discuss the stories they know about the second world war in groups of four and encourage students to share their ideas. 5 minutes will be given for discussion. Then invite some groups to share.
Step 5: Summary and Homework
Summary: invite a student to be a little teacher and summarize today’s lesson. Ask students to cherish our lives.
Homework: ask students to design a poster about promoting Anne’s diary and share it next class.