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初一教案 第714期



Don’t be afraid of ghosts

Warm up

When is Halloween?

What do kids do on this holiday?



Predict (预测):

Read the title and discuss the following question:

Which ghosts are mentioned in this passage?

Why does it say “don’t be afraid of ghosts”?


Fast reading

Look through the passage and fill in blanks:

Kids in the US often dress up like monsters, ________, ________ and ________.

superheroes; movie stars; ghosts


_________________ is the ghost of a solider and _________ loves food a little bit too much. 

The Headless Horseman; Slimer


Careful reading

Read the survey results and answer these questions.

Which holiday is coming soon?



What does the writer think about these ghosts?

They are interesting.

The Headless Horseman’s pumpkin _____.

A. lights up at night

B. helps him fight

C. takes the place of his head

D. brings him back to life.


True or false:

His head was cut off on Halloween.   F

He comes back to look for his missing head.  T


remove by cutting: 切断,砍下

Cannot be found: 丢失


Who does Casper want to scare? 

Why are people scared of Casper?

Who are happy to be Casper’s friends?

Some kids.


name after: 以…的名字起名


What is Slimer like?

He is a little gross, but not too scary.

What does Slimer love?

He loves food.

Who does Slimer sometimes help?

He sometimes helps the Ghostbusters.


Post reading

Reading Comprehension.

Choose the correct answer.

1. What might make Casper happy?

A. Scaring the living.

B. Making friends with people.

C. Starring in a film.

D. Eating little kids.



2. According to the story, what does Slimer do?

A. He scares people.

B. He helps other ghosts.

C. He hurts people.

D. He steals food from people.



3. Which character can be seen in a video game?

A. The Headless Horseman.

B. Casper.

C. Slimer.

D. Ghostbuster.



Careful reading

Reading Comprehension.  True or False.

  1. Casper is a friendly ghost and wants to be friends with the living.
  2. Slimer always steals food from humans and sometimes hurts them.
  3. Every night, the Headless Horseman comes back to life to look for his missing head.
  4. We can see these ghosts in different animated series.




Words in use

Completion. 选择适当的词语,并用其正确形式填空。

be  happy to,  name after, cut off, dress up

1. She was _________ her grandmother.

2. Our water supply(供应) has been _______.

3. You do not need to ________ for dinner.

4. We'll _________ help if you need us.

1. named after.  2. cut off.  3. dress up.  4. be happy to


Post reading

Borrowing from European traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today’s “trick-or-treat” tradition. What else do you know about it?


Writing helps us learn

Warm up

Typing on a phone or computer is quite common. Is it really better for learning than writing by hand?



Do you have the habit of taking notes in class?

Which do you think is better - writing or typing?


Fast reading

Look through this passage and fill in:

Writing by hand helps people ______ and _________ things better.

Professor Andrey der Meer from ______ did the study.

learn; remember; Norway


Careful reading

When did people’s brains become more active?

When they were writing by hand.


Choose the answer:

How did Van der Meer do her study?

A. She put a sensor in people’s brains.

B. She used sensors on a hat to look at brain activity.

C. She asked people to use their brains more actively.

D. She asked people to read a story.



How writing works

Move   See   Hear


True or False:

It is easy for the brain to reach its full potential. F

Writing by hand can put our brains in a learning state. T


Reading Comprehension.

Choose the correct answer.

1. According to the study, what do we use when we are writing?

A. Our eyes, mouth and hands.

B. Our eyes, mouth and ears.

C. Our eyes, hands and ears.

D. Our mouth, ears and hands.



2. Why is writing better than typing?

A. Because writing can protect our ears.

B. Because writing is easier than typing.

C. Because writing uses many senses.

D. Because writing is good for our health.



3. From the story, we know that _____.

A. typing for a long time is bad for brain

B. the brain’s greatest potential is hard to reach

C. there is more than one way to write

D. writing helps with learning and remembering



Words in use


1. We should speak English ______________ (尽可能多) in class.

2. I tried to ________(够到) the roof, but I couldn't.

3. Please _________ (记得) to turn off the lights before you leave. 

4. _______(指出、展示) me which one you like and I'll buy it for you.

1. as much as possible  2. reach  3. remember  4. Show


Post reading


E-books are becoming more popular these days. What’s the difference between e-books and paper books? Which one do you like better?


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