Урок домашнего чтения (английский язык) в 4-м классе школы с углубленным изучением английского языка

Разделы: Иностранные языки

Для урока выбран рассказ Ruth Ainsworth “RUFTY TUFTY”


After Ruth Ainsworth Chapter I. Rufty Tufty and the Surprise1

Rufty Tufty is a black doll. He has a black face, black hair2, brown eyes, a red mouth and white teeth, as white as snow.

Do you know why he has that name? It's because of his hair. His hair is tufty3. So that is why he has the name Rufty Tufty.

Rufty Tufty does not like to get up early in the morn­ing. One morning Mother says, "It's time to get up, Rufty Tufty." "I don't want to get up," says Rufty Tufty. "Do you want to get a surprise?" asks Mother. Rufty Tufty loves surprises. So he opens his eyes and says:

"Certainly." "I have a surprise for you," says Mother. "Get up!" Rufty Tufty wants to get the surprise very much. He asks, "Is it tasty?" "No, it isn't." "Can I eat it?" "No, you can't." "Can I play with it?" "No, you can't." "Then what is it?" "It's a new red jacket4." "Oh, is that all? It is a bad5 surprise. It isn't a surprise at all. I don't like it," says Rufty Tufty.

"But the jacket has five pockets6," says Mother. "Oh, five pockets... Isn't that nice?!" says Rufty Tufty and jumps out of bed. He is happy.

  1. surprise [sa'praiz] — сюрприз
  2. hair [hea] — волосы
  3. tufty — зд. кудрявый
  4. jacket — пиджак
  5. bad — плохой
  6. pocket — карман
  7. put [put] on — надевать

Theme: Teaching Reading for Detailed Comprehension (Обучение чтению)

Topic: Rufty-Tufty

(Сказка «Рафти-Тафти». Глава 1)


  1. научить понимать содержание текста
  2. развивать языковую догадку – научить догадываться о значении незнакомых слов из контекста
  3. научить обращать внимание на детали, указанные в тексте
  4. научить делать выводы из прочитанного
  5. начать формировать навык выделения, обобщения, анализа, используя свой социокультурный опыт
  6. воспитывать доброе отношение к родным и близким, правильное отношение к выполнению режима дня

Ход урока

I. Оргмомент

T: Good morning, children!

– Good morning, N. S.! We are glad to see you!

T: I’m glad to see you, too.

II. Warm-up

T: It is Sunday tomorrow. Do you like Sunday? – P1: Yes, I do. I like Sunday.

T: I like to play on Sunday. Do you like to play? - P2: Yes, I do. I like to play.

T: Do you have any dolls at home? - P3: Yes, I do. I have three dolls.

T: I have a doll, too. Here it is. Look at it! This is a doll. It has a pink face. Its hair is long and black. It has black eyes. Its mouth is red. Its name is Smile. It has such a name because of its smile.

Now, show me your dolls and other toys. Speak about your dolls and toys. These words will help you.

a face an eye – eyes hair has
a nose an ear – ears is
a mouth a tooth – teeth are

P4: I have a doll. Its name is Rosy. It has a pink face. Its hair is long and black. It has blue eyes.

P5: …

T: Your dolls are nice and your stories are nice.


T: Today we shall read a story about a doll. We shall learn some wonderful things about it and some new words. We shall learn to speak about this new doll, we shall dramatize and read in roles and play a game. Are you ready? Let’ s start!

So, the doll’s name is…

P6: (reads the name on the blackboard) Rufty-Tufty.

T: (works at the phonetics plus articulation) Smile, please; show me your teeth; work with your tongue (t – d), (r – f)) Very nice!

IV. Reading (1st part)

T: Now, children, we shall read the beginning of the story.

P7: (reads the first 3 sentences)

P8: (reads the next 3 sentences)

T: (takes the pupils’ dolls) Is it Rufty-Tufty?

P1: No, it isn’t. It isn’t Rufty-Tufty because it doesn’t have a black face. It has a pink face.

P2: No, it isn’t. It isn’t Rufty-Tufty because its hair isn’t black. Its hair is blond.

T: You’re right.

V. The checking of understanding

T: Now we shall see if you’ve understood everything correctly.

The task is «Agree or disagree»

  1. Rufty-Tufty is a little dog.
  2. It has a pink face.
  3. Its hair is black and tufty.
  4. Its name is Billy-Willy.
  5. It has this name because of his hair.

P3: I disagree. Rufty-Tufty is not a little dog. It is a little doll.

P4: I disagree. Rufty-Tufty does not have a pink face. It has a black face.

P5: I agree. Its hair is black and tufty.


T: I am glad you’re so attentive and have understood everything. That’s good! Now we shall learn to read it beautifully. Repeat after me, mind your English sounds and articulation!

Ps: (repeat after the teacher)

T: Now read it once again to yourselves and try to memorize.

Ps: (read and try to memorize)

P8: Rufty-Tufty is a black doll. It has…

T: Very nice! Thank you.

VI. Reading (2nd part)

P1: (reads aloud)

T: You had some mistakes but on the whole your reading was good. Now, children, let’s see if you were attentive.

Does Rufty-Tufty like to get up early in the morning?

P2: Now, he doesn’t. He does not like to get up early in the morning.

T: Do you like to get up early in the morning?

P3: No, I don’t. I don’t like to get up early in the morning.

T: We must get up early. Do you agree?

P4: Yes, I do. I agree that we must get up early in the morning.

T: What does your mum say in the morning?

P5: My mum says ‘It is 7 o’clock. Please, stand up.”

T: Now, let’s read in roles.

VII. Reading in roles

Ps read in roles. (pupils get marks)

Reading in chorus. (Ps read in chorus: girls for mother, boys for Rufty-Tufty).

T: Now, try to memorize.

VIII. Acting

T: Now, children, you will be real actors.

P1 (Ulyana) will be mother, P2 (Zahar) will be Rufty-Tufty. You are welcome!

Ps dramatize the dialogue.

T: You’re brilliant actors. (pupils get marks)

IX. Silent reading

T: Now, do you want to learn the end of the story? You will read the story up to the end and learn what the Surprise is.

But, children, I see you are a bit tired. Let’s have a short break and sing one of our favourite songs about our favourite toys.

Ps sing a song “ One and two and three and four …”

T: I give you one minute to read the text up to the end.

Ps read to themselves.

T: I see that many of you are ready. Now, children, draw the Surprise.

Ps draw the Surprise (in their exercise-books). T draws the Surprise on the blackboard (so that the pupils don’t see the picture).

T: Show me your pictures. Oh, they are nice! And this is my picture (T opens the blackboard and pupils see the teacher’s picture). So, what is the Surprise?

Ps (in chorus): A red jacket!

T: You are right! Very nice! Is it a good surprise?

P1: Yes, it is. It is a good surprise?

T: Does Rufty-Tufty like it?

P2: Yes, he does. Rufty-Tufty likes it.

T: Why does he like it?

P3: He likes it because the jacket has five pockets.

T: Do you like jackets with pockets?

P4: Yes, I do. I like jackets with pockets.

T: That’s good. But I have got another surprise for you.

Ps try to guess what it is. (Is it a … Can I …?)

T: It is a dictionary. It is full of pictures and English words. It is a surprise for you. (T shows the dictionary and ps study the pages with different clothes. T presents photocopies of the pages with clothes to every pupil.)

X. Work at the new words

T: We have come across several new words. Do you remember them? Let's play. I’ll show you a flash-card, you will read and translate the new word. If you do it correctly, I’ll give you the card.

The pupil who gets more cards is the winner.

Ps play the game.

(the words are: a surprise a jacket a pocket happy because because of certainly happy to be happy)

XI. Conclusion

My dear pupils, you worked really hard. I’m pleased with your work.

You all did your best and I give you «fives» for the lesson. Have nice weekend.

The lesson is over. Good-bye!