E PLUS北外壹佳英语小小朗读者:北外校区陈紫棋(8岁)

2019-04-08

朗读者:陈紫琦(8岁)
E PLUS北外壹佳英语万柳北外校区学员
朗读故事:《丽声经典故事屋》第6级:The Frog Prince



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The Frog Prince
Long ago and far away, there lived a princess. On her birthday the Queen said, "I promise to give you any toy you want."
 
“I want a ball made of gold.” said the Princess.
“There are no balls made of gold, said the Queen.
“But a promise is a promise,” said the Princess.
 
So the Queen had a ball of gold made for the Princess.
One day the Princess was playing with her ball. But the ball fell into the pond.
“I have lost my ball made of gold!” said the Princess. She began to cry.
 
A small frog hopped over to the Princess.
“I can get your ball back,” the frog said.
“Frogs can’t talk!” said the Princess.
 
“Well I can!” Said Frog.
 
“I will get your ball back,” said Frog.” But only if you make me a promise.”
 
“I will promise anything you like,” said the Princess.
“You can even have my crown!”
“A frog has no need for a crown,” said Frog.
 
“What do you want, then?” said the Princess.
“I want you to promise to be my friend,” said Frog.
“Easy!” said the Princess. “I will do that.”
 
So Frog jumped into the pond. He got the ball back, just as he had promised.
“Now we will be friends,” he said.
 
Splash!
 
The Princess grabbed the ball. She did not say “thank you” to Frog.
 
“Hey!” said Frog.”What about your promise?”
But the Princess just ran away.
 
Later, as the Princess ate her supper, she heard a sound.
“What’s that?” said the Queen.
“Nothing,” said the Princess.
 
“Open the door!” said the Queen.
“No, please don’t!” said the Princess.
 
Tip tap!
 
The Queen opened the door.
“Oh no!” said the Princess.
 
Frog came into the room.
“Good evening,” he said.
 
“What do you want, Frog?” said the Queen.
“I want the Princess to be my friend, just as she promised,” said Frog.
 
“I can’t be friends with a cold, wet frog!” said the Princess.
“A promise is a promise,” said the Queen.
 
So Frog sat at the table and ate supper from a plate made of gold.
 
Slurp! Burp!
 
“Now will you go back to the pond?” said the Princess.
 
“A read friend would let me stay,” said Frog.
“A promise is a promise.”
 
So the Princess took Frog up to her bedroom.
“You can sleep in this nice box,” said the Princess.
“A real friend would let me sleep on her pillow,” said Frog.
So the Princess put Frog on her pillow.
 
As he sat on the pillow, magic happened.
Frog grew and grew. He changed into... a boy!
“Who are you?” said the Princess.
 
Boing!
 
“I am a prince,” said the boy. “A witch turned me into a frog. The only thing that could turn me back into a prince was somebody being a good friend to me.”
“But I was a bad friend,” said the Princess. “I didn’t like you at first.”
“You were a good friend,” said the Prince. “You gave me food. You even let me sit on your pillow.”
 
The Princess and the Prince became real friends. They liked to play with the ball made of gold, but they never went near the pond.
 
When they grew up, the Prince and Princess got married.
 
They promised to love each other for ever. And they did love each other for ever and ever. After all, a promise is a promise.

学员印象

陈紫琦同学一到现场,就表现出落落大方、温文尔雅的形象,一看就是对自己的录音准备胸有成竹。而实际录音过程中,其流利的朗读更是让在场的老师们颇为惊叹,整个环节也都极其配合。就是这样一个乖女孩,将为我们带来怎样的故事呈现呢?


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21天阅读打卡中有挑战吗?
紫琦妈妈:对我们来说,参加这次阅读活动真正挑战的地方也许就是对时间的安排与管理。上学日学校的作业外加课外班的时间与作业已经占去孩子大部分的课余时间,如何在这30天里找出一个相对固定的时间段进行阅读委实困难。

孩子是如何克服困难的呢?
紫琦妈妈:前期的跟读还好,后期自主阅读之后孩子从选书、准备到朗读、总结都需要较长的时间,这就无形中增加了不少时间成本,但是投入总是有回报的。
小朋友原先的英语阅读随意性很大,阅读与否以及阅读选题常常以她自己的喜好为准,加入打卡活动以后,每日排行榜对她来说是种很大的激励与鞭策,来自于同辈的压力使她乐于坚持并勇于挑战不同的阅读题材。时间特别紧张的时候,她会合并同类项,选择英语课内的材料来进行阅读,也算是一箭双雕。此外,自主阅读部分的读后感分享也是一个超赞的模块,等到活动接近尾声的时候,小朋友已经熟悉了用两三句自己的话来总结故事内容而不是全篇复述。
总体感觉一个月的阅读打卡之后,孩子的朗读能力和理解能力都有显著的提升。

为了录音做了哪些准备?
紫棋妈妈:我们先去书店浏览、选书,最后从校区借了书回来练习到录制也就不到两天。整个练习过程中孩子对于情感的把握一直停留在朗读而非讲故事的状态中,因此在念到第三遍的时候就开始不耐烦了。所幸她的专注力很好,也肯动脑子琢磨故事里的角色变化,因此很快便进入状态了。因为准备时间较晚,没有叨扰校区老师,所幸妈妈在一旁协助,帮她纠正了部分词句的停顿和感情色彩。
参加这次阅读打卡活动使孩子对自己的朗读能力充满了自信,因此,尽管是第一次进棚录音,小朋友也并没有显露出过多的担心和胆怯。

孩子参与录音后有哪些收获呢?
紫琦妈妈:我家小朋友对这次录音活动称赞有加,因为“站在麦克风后面录音的时候感觉就像名人一样”。毫无疑问,这是一次肯定孩子表达能力的绝佳体验,在这点上真是感谢此次活动的组织者。这不仅仅是一次认知体验,它带给孩子的是一种深层次的激发,是英语学习旅途中一次重要的能量补给。

对于孩子的阅读,有哪些经验分享?
紫棋妈妈
要说经验分享还真是汗颜,因为个人觉得我们的阅读还只是迈出了小小的一步,距离自己的目标都还有相当远的距离,实在谈不上分享。
实际上如前所述,我家小朋友的阅读随意性很大,并没有形成一定的习惯,更多的时候都需要依靠外力才可以完成。在这个层面上,这次阅读打卡的活动提供了一个很好的机会,让她看到坚持阅读可以带给自己什么样的收益。

在此次活动前,她的阅读都是以简短的绘本为主,图多话少,而且通常都要妈妈陪伴,现在她已经过渡到独立阅读简单的桥梁书,并且阅读兴趣有了很大的提升。在内容的选择上,她更愿意阅读已经有视觉认知的书,比如她喜欢读跟恐龙相关的书,原因是看过了一系列的《侏罗纪世界》;她也喜欢校园、魔幻类故事,这些也都离不开各种类型迪斯尼影片的铺垫。


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