Unit Three--The Road to Success
1. To m ake clear the writer’s purpose of writing the text and the ideas that one must learn to
struggle in the shadowland of dreams in order to become successful.
2. To grasp the key words, phrases and structure.
3. To master the skills of writing and reading in this unit.
宝马彩网址1) Develop the students’ability to write an essay on a certain topic by listing out their own
宝马彩网址reasons or experiences.
宝马彩网址2) Pay attention to the continual change of the verbs tenses in this text.
宝马彩网址II. Teaching Content
1. Warm-up Activity
宝马彩网址2. Text Organization
宝马彩网址3. Skill Learning in Writing and Reading
宝马彩网址4. Language Points (key words, phrases and difficult sentences)
宝马彩网址5. Grammar Focus (the sequence of the verb tenses)
6. Guided Practice (exercises, oral practice and group work)
8. After-Class Assignments
III. Teaching Process
宝马彩网址1. Warm-up Activity
宝马彩网址What is a successful person like according to your understanding of success?
What is your lifetime dream? How are you going to realize your dream?
宝马彩网址What do you think the sentence “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm?”
2) Questions about text A
What is the definition of being successful? Skim the background information on p. 65 to find out what’s the author’s personal opinion about this question. What do you think? And give your reasons.
3) Presenting the text by summing up the discussion.
In this text, the author describes his own experienc e —how he has tried his best to become a real, successful writer. According to the author, anyone with a dream should “live in the Shadowland” first, and it takes courage and persistence to stay the course. Only those who are determined to keep on trying can have the chance to succeed.
宝马彩网址4) Text-related Information
Alex Palmer Haley (1921-1992): American biographer, scriptwriter and author. He was famous for his novel Roots, which encouraged many African Americans to find out more about their own family origins.