Language Resident/Assistant Name: Feiya Suo
Day and Date: 2021.09.02
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Bigfoot (Creat your story!)
Goal of the class:
By the end of this class, students will be able to talk about the story that they created.
How did you structure the class?
- Take attendance and greet the students
- Have you heard of Bigfoot?
– Show some pictures and a short video clip of bigfoot.
– Give the students the begining of the story.
在一个凉爽的下午，你和同学们在树林里野餐，享受大自然的美丽和宁静。 突然，你听到树枝断裂的声音。 突然，浓雾从四周涌起，你什么都看不见了。这时，你起了一身鸡皮疙瘩。当你再次能够看清时，你发现前方通往树林的小路上有巨大的脚印。你惊恐地意识到……
You are hiking in the woods with your classmates on a cool and misty afternoon enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature. All of a sudden, you hear the sounds of branches breaking. You get goose bumps and you are overwhelmed by an odor so terrible that you are temporarily blinded. When you can see again, you see huge footprints on the trail ahead of you leading off into the woods and you realize with horror and fascination that…
- Draw two frames: 突然间，你听到树枝断裂的声音。 All of a sudden they hear the sounds of branches breaking.
- Brainstorm how you thinkthe story will end.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
PowerPoint slides (3 in total)
I looked up pictures on Baidu image.
I used the projector to show the students the pictures drawn by each group.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students were passionate about the topic. They created all different kinds of endings to the story (Though most of them have tragic endings) and they enjoyed the process of sharing ideas and creating the story.
The only thing that didn’t work was my computer. I prepared a short video on my own laptop, but somehow my Mac couldn’t open it. (The video player did not support the format at the moment… But now I fixed it. It won’t happen again.) I tried to google it on the spot but I didn’t find the one that I wanted to show them. So I just showed the pictures of Bigfoot.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
It worked really well. I’d keep the class like this.
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