Unit 4 Where’s my backpack ?
本单元主要内容是谈论物品的所在位置，通过这一话题，训练学生的听、说、读、写四项基本技能，让学生通过询问物品的位置，学习一些物品的单词，及方位介词 on , in , under ,behind 等的用法；学习并掌握where句型的运用，使学生养成干净、整洁、合理摆放物品的好习惯。
B、方位介词，如：in , on , under , behind的用法；
重点：A、方位介词in , on , under , behind的用法。
B、Where的特殊疑问句和Is this a/an . . . ?一般疑问句的肯定和否定回答。
C、学习名词bed , dresser , bookcase ,backpack . . .
第一课时Section A 1a-1c
第二课时Section A 2a-4
第三课时Section B 1-2b
第四课时Section B 3a-4 Self-check
Step One: Present the New words.
(Prepare some school things for the students as presents .)
T:What’s this ?(There is a pencil in the teacher’s hand .)
S1: Yes you a right . Here you are .
(give it to the student as a present .)
T: Is this a ruler ?(hold up a ruler .)
S2: Yes it is.
T: How to spell ruler ?
S2: R-U-L-E-R , ruler .
T: Good , here you are.
(Hold up a pen , an eraser , a notebook and so on . Ask the questions in the same way . And give the presents to the students .)
T:What’s this ?
S3: It’s a backpack .
T:I have a backpack for you as a present ,(Looking for it in the desk , under the chair . . . ) but I can’t find it . Where’s it ? Do you know ?
S3: I don’t know .
S4: I think it’s in your desk..
T:(Look into the desk.) No ,it isn’t .Now , let’s look for the backpack together , OK ?(Write down the title on the blackboard .)
②Learn the New words.
T:Look at the big picture on the screen .This is a big nice room .I want to own such a room . Because there is some nice furniture in it . Do you know the names of the furniture ?
(Show a picture of a bed and a dresser .)
T:What’s this ? It’s a bed . “BED” . Read after me .B-E-D , bed.
Ss:B-E-D , bed.
T:What’s this ? It’s a dresser . D-R-E-S-S-R , dresser.
Ss:D-R-E-S-S-R , dresser.
(Teach the other words bookcase /sofa/chair/drawer/plant/ . . . in the same way .)
T:Read the words aloud .
③Present the words in , on , under , behind using the objects .
T:Where is my book ? It’s on the desk .(Put a book on the desk .)
T:Where is my bag ?(Put a bag on the desk and ask this question .)
S1:It’s on the desk .
T:Where is my bag ?(To all the students)
Ss:It’s on the desk .
T:Where is my pen ? It’s in the pencil case .(Put a pen in the pencil case and ask .)
T:Where is my ruler ?(Put a ruler in the pencil case , too .)
S1:It’s in the pencil case , too .
T:Where is the ruler ?
Ss:It’s in the pencil case .
(Then learn the other two prepositions “under”, “behind” in the same way . )
④Present the words .
T:Now , please look at the screen , where is the ball in Picture 1 ?
S1:I think it’s in the box .
T:Where is the ball in Picture 2 ?
S2:It’s on the box .
T:Where is the ball in Picture 3 ?
S3:It’s behind the box .
T:Where is the ball in Picture 4 ?
S4:It’s under the box .
T:There are some pictures on the screen , please match the sentences and the pictures .
1: The cat is under the chair .
2: The cat is on the bed .
3: The cat is behind the door .
4: The cat is in the box .
5: The cat is next to the plant .
6: The cat is on the chair .
T：Please open your books and do 1a quickly as you can.
(After doing 1a,check the answer.)
Step Two :drills .
①Practice the drills .
T:This time , use the school things around you to practice the conversation .
T:Where’s the watch? (Hold up a watch in the hand.)
S1:It’s in your hand.
T: Where’s the bag? (Put a bag on the chair.)
S2:It’s on the chair.
(Ask the students to practice the dialogue like this. Then get some pairs to act it out.)
②Introduce a room and listen to the tape.
T: This is Tommy’s room, but he can’t find his books, his pencil case, his baseball, his computer game and his keys, please help him find the things. Listen and number [1-5] the things in the picture.
(Play the recording and then check the answer.)
Step Three: Play a game.
T: Now, we will play a game , I have a new ruler, all the students close your eyes, and I hide it in our classroom. Please guess, Where is it ? If your answer is right, it is yours. Please ask like this Is it on the desk? Is it on the floor? Are you ready?
S1: Is it in the ...?
T: No,it isn’t.
S2: Is it under the…?
T:No, it isn’t.
S3: Is it behind the…?
T: Yes, it is. Please find it out .Here you are.(Give the ruler to him.)
(Ask three or four students to come to the front to hide three or four new school things, others look for them.)
T:Who can come here to hide my new pen?
Ss: I can.
(After playing the game, some students who can find the school things will have them.)
Step Four: Task.
T: Look at the picture on the screen. This is Mary’s room. In groups of four , describe where the things are in the room.(Prepare
For five minutes.)
S1: Is the book on the desk?
S2:Yes, it is. Is the backpack under the chair?
S3: No, it isn’t. It’s… Where are the keys?
Homework: Make a play.
There is a man. His name is “forgetful”. He always forgets somethings, and he always asks Where is / are my …?
Please make a short play and next class we will act it out.
Step One: Check the homework.（运用所学句型表演短剧。）
(The students practice the short play “forgetful” for three minutes so that they can act it out well.)
T:Which group can act the play out?
Ss:We can.(Come to the front.)
S1:My name is “forgetful”, I want to work , but ,but … Where are my …?
S2: (Come to him ) Are they on the…?
S1: No, it isn’t.
S3: Are they in your…?
S1: Oh, yes, it is. But where is my ID card?...
(Some groups act it out.)
Step Two: Review the words.（利用多媒体教学课件复习学过的单词，为下面的听力训练做铺垫。）
1. Ask the students to spell the words in the picture in 2a.
T: First, look at the pictures on the screen. What are these ?
S1: They are books.
S2: It’s a baseball.
S3: It’s a computer game.
T:Is this a backpack?
T: Can you spell it?
S4: Yes, B-A-C-K-P-A-C-K,backpack.
(Review the other words in the same way.)
T:Now, listen to the recording and look at 2a. Number the things from 1-6.
T:Check the answer.(Students give the answer.)
T:Now, listen again. Let’s do 2b. Find out Where are the things from 2a? Number the things in the pictures [1-6].（通过听力训练检测学生对所学知识掌握的情况，培养学生听的能力。）
(Play the tape again and check the answer.)
T:Who can answer?
S1:The computer game is on the backpack.
S2:The books are …
S3:The pencil case is …
S4: The backpack is…
S5: The baseball is…
S6: The keys are …
Step Three: Practice the drills.（根据听力材料中的句型，利用图片再次进行巩固练习。）
T: Look at the picture. Is the baseball on the chair?
Ss:No, it isn’t. It’s under the chair.
T: Are the books under the table.
S:No,they aren’t. They’re on the chair.
(write the four sentences on the blackboard. Let the students ask and answer using their own thigns.)
S1: Is your ruler on your pencil case?
S2: No, it isn’t. It’s in my…
S3: Are your keys in your pocket?
S4:No, they aren’t. They are in my…
(Let them ask and answer in pairs as many as they can to improve their oral ability.)
Step Four: Present the grammar and practice.（利用实物呈现语法。）
1. Grammar focus.
(The teacher collects some school things on her desk, them hides them to ask some questions.)
T:Where is the baseball? (Put a baseball in the desk)
S: It’s in …
T: Where is the dictionary?
Ss: It’s on/ under/ behind…
T: Where’re the books/ your keys?
S:They’re on the chair./ in your pocket…
(Then the teacher writes the sentences on the blackboard.)
T: Please pay attention to the sentences. We use “It’s” to talk about single objects and “They’re” to talk about two or more objects.
“Where’s, It’s and They’re” are contractions.
Make a survey.（运用调查表来巩固句型。）
T: Make a survey about your classmates’ things using Where is/are…? And then fill in the chart.
2. Make a conversation.（看图操练句型。）
T: Who can put these sentences in order to make a conversation in 3a.
S1:We can.Where’s the bag?
S2: I don’t know.Is it on the dresser?
S1: No, it isn’t.
T:Prepare a new dialogue for three minutes just like this. You can use your own things.
(Later, ask more pairs to practice their conversations as quickly as they can.)