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Where Are My Bananas?

Where Are My Bananas?

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  1. Where Are My Bananas? Group Members Louisa & Tina Mandy & Stella

  2. Outline • Where Are My Bananas? (Story) • This Course Focuses on Listening • Our Lesson Plan • Explanations of Each Step

  3. The Story • The farmer has lots of fruit.There are lots of oranges, bananas and papayas.He is very happy.Something is wrong.There aren’t many bananas in the box.“Where are all my bananas? “ he thinks.He goes to look for the other bananas, but he can’t find them.Now there aren’t any bananas in the box!The farmer is very angry.He looks in the tree.There is a monkey eating his bananas!

  4. This Course Focuses on Listening (I) I. Introduction Listening is very important, but many people tend to believe the listening competence will be increased with exposure. It is totally wrong. Leaner must comprehend whatever they hear to ensure production. In order to enhance competence, we apply picture, pantomime, and realia step by step.

  5. This Course Focuses on Listening (II) II. Objective: To enhance communication in real world, learners should learn to succeed in real-life listening situation and comprehend in a variety of situation, such as story and Broadcasting - ICRT (weather Forecasts)

  6. This Course Focuses on Listening (III) III. Activities: 1. For child: Story (Lesson Plan) 2. For adult: ICRT (Weather Forecasts & Current Air Quality Report) Key words: (1) Location: CITY: Taipei, Kaoshiung, Keelung & North Coast Area: Taipei, Taoyuan, HisChu, Miaoli, Taichung, ChangHua, Nantu, Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Hengch’un Peninsula (2) Sky Condition: Sunny Rainy, Occasional Rains Cloudy, Partly Cloudy, Mostly Cloudy Shower, Thundershower, Afternoon Shower (3) Quality: Good, Moderate and Not available

  7. Lesson Plan (Description of the Class) • For our sixth grade English class, this course is designed to let the student to listen to the tape of a story “Where Are My Bananas?” twice at normal speed. Then, the students compile the whole story by different games. At the end of the class, each student has to write his one-page essay.

  8. Lesson Plan (Outcomes) • Outcomes: Students are interested in the lecture because they want to win (award). Students will listen to the tape carefully and be able to draw out the meaning of the story. Listening to the tape two times, students will become familiar with the native accent, stability speech, pitch, intonation and content. Ensuring students comprehends 100 %.

  9. Lesson Plan (Teaching Principle) • Teaching Principle: No overt response.

  10. Lesson Plan (Materials) • Materials: • A Tape Recorder • One Tape • Pictures • Flashcards • Sentence Cards • Award

  11. Lesson Plan (Process 1~2) Process: Step 1: Warm up Tell students the countable nouns and uncountable nouns that appear in the story. Countable nouns: farmer, box, oranges, bananas, papayas, tree, and monkey Uncountable noun: fruit. Do some question-and-answer drill. Step 2: Listen to the tape once and play story puzzle game.

  12. Lesson Plan (Process 3~4) • Step 3 : • Divide the class into tow groups, give each group a set of sentence cards. Then, compile the whole story on the blackboard. Step 4 : Listen to the tape again and have students pay attention to the correct answer.

  13. Lesson Plan (Process 5) • Step 5: The teacher reads each line and students repeat after her. The teacher explains each line with some actions while each line is read. For example, when the teacher reads, “The farmer has lots of fruit”, she can make a big circle with her arms and pretends she has lots of fruit. Encourage students to follow her reading. Make sure each paragraph is clearly explained before proceeding to the next one. Using the pictures on this reading page to help students to understand the passage better.

  14. Lesson Plan (Process 6) • Step 6: Play “read aloud and fast sentence” game. Still have the same two groups and assign each student responsible for one sentence. When teacher read one of ten sentences once, the students who responsible for the sentence will read it aloud and fast, the student read aloud and fast will win the game and get positive reinforcement.

  15. Explanations of Each Step • Step 1 • Step 2 & Step 3 • Step 4 • Step 5 • Step 6

  16. Step 1 Step 1: Warm up: Tell students the countable nouns and uncountable nouns that appear in the story. Countable nouns: farmer, box, oranges, bananas, papayas, tree, and monkey Uncountable noun: fruit. Do some question-and answer drills. Aims: • The teacher gives students a chance to get familiar with new vocabulary. (How to Teach English p102) • Grammar work can also be taught through listening. (How to Teach English p102) • Teachers should try their best to get students Engaged with the topic and task so that they really want to listen. The students will need to look at pictures, discuss the topic before they listen to the tape. (How to Teach English p100) Back

  17. Step 2 & Step 3 Step 2: Listen to the tape once and play story puzzle game. Step 3: Divide the class into tow groups, give each group a set of sentence cards. Then, compile the whole story on the blackboard. Aims: • The first task has allowed students to listen to the tapes with only a very general task to perform. (How to Teach English p101) Back

  18. Step 4 Step 4: Listen to the tape again and have students pay attention to the correct answer. Aims: • Once will not be enough. Students will want to hear the tape again to pick up the thins they missed the first time. (How to Teach English p100) Back

  19. Step 5 Step5: The teacher reads each line and students repeat after her. The teacher explains each line with some actions while each line is read. For example, when the teacher reads, “The farmer has lots of fruit”, she can make a big circle with her arms and pretends she has lots of fruit. Encourage students to follow her reading. Make sure each paragraph is clearly explained before proceeding to the next one. Using the pictures on this reading page to help students to understand the passage better. Aims: • The most important part of listening practice is to draw out the meaning of the content. (How to Teach English p100) Back

  20. Step 6 Play “read aloud and fast sentence” game. Still have the same two groups and assign each student responsible for one sentence. When teacher read one of ten sentences once, the students who responsible for the sentence will read it aloud and fast, the student read aloud and fast will win the game and get the award. Aims: • Through the game, students have a chance to practice listening again and also have a chance to pronounce these sentences. Back

  21. Reference • Harmer, J. (1998). How to Teach English. Essex, England: Longman.