(中学篇)2018年第08期:围绕主题意义的阅读教学实施——以Smart or Harmful 阅读语篇为例(安徽:赵杰、王冠博 )一文涉及的教学内容

 
Smart or Harmful
 
 
If you need to call your parents but your phone is not with you, can you remember their numbers?
 
To remember 11 numbers is not difficult, but because of the smartphone, many of us cannot remember them.
 
Moreover, smartphones weaken our skills at giving directions. We cannot tell the north and the south. Smartphones also kill face-to-face communications, for example, people don't talk to each other even when they have a meal together. It's common for people to check their phones during the meal.
 
In addition, for students, an addiction to smartphones does no good for studying. Research (调查) showed children who play more than four hours a day with their phones perform (表现) much worse than children who play with their phones for less than 30 minutes.
 
However, smartphones have many advantages as well. People can use their phones to surf the Internet and get news quickly. Smartphones open people's eyes and make our lives easier.
 
It's true the smartphone causes some problems, but it is still one of the best inventions of the century. People just spend too much time on it. It's very important for us to make a change.
 
A new app named Forest is very popular now. It helps people spend less time on phones. Users plant a tree in this app and the tree will grow in the next 30 minutes. During the half hour, users cannot use their phones, or the tree will die.
 
A restaurant in USA gives people a 5% discount (折扣) if they don't check their phones during a meal. The manager of this restaurant hopes it gives people a way to enjoy their meal and actually talk with friends and family face to face.
 
1. Draw mind maps about the two sides of using smartphone.
 
2. Read the two paragraphs behind the color paper and answer these questions:
 
(1) Who helps us spend less time on phones? (Underline the answers.)
 
(2) How do they help us spend less time on phones? (Underline the answers.)
 
3. How do we use the smartphone in a right way? (Make a change of the harmful sides.)
 
It's true _____________________________, but __________________________.
 
It's very important for us to make a change. For example, ___________________.
 
Homework
 
Write a passage about how to use the smartphone in a right way.