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Janken or Rock-Paper-Scissors

Janken 4's -No materials or preparation! -日本語のビデオ説めもある

THE warm-up activity beginning all of the EigoNoto.com lessons. Works for any language pattern- Teaches conversation skills, too! See an in-class explanation on video

Janken Conversation Rounds -No materials or preparation!

*This activity was chosen by a group of elementary teachers as the main activity for their English classes. It is the best way to teach and practice Conversation Skills. It can be used for meaning- or pattern-focus, and for all of the language structures.

Maru-Batsu (O/X) Game -No materials or preparation!

EigoNoto.com version of the classic Japanese game. Very powerful learning activity.

Hot Potato -No materials or preparation!

A small group creative substitution activity.

Get The Picture (GTP)

see an in-class explanation on video

Pair Karuta -No materials or preparation!

A very simple version of the classic game.

Interview Bingo

see an in-class explanation on video

CROSSFIRE/Linefire

Eraser/Keyword Game

Pair listening activity from the Eigo Noto text.

Ohajiki Game

Listening activity from the Eigo Noto text. A blend of Bingo & Karuta...

Sugoroku

My version of the classic game. NOW it's really communicative! With a link to download the board.

Row Practice/Row Races -No materials or preparation!

Find 3 People -No materials or preparation!

Find 3 People-Tell the Teacher -No materials or preparation!

Liar! Liar! -No materials or preparation!

Hand Sandwich -No materials or preparation!

A fun way to finish off a pair activity (with a winner & loser).

Clue Bingo

Pair Slap -No materials or preparation!

Individual Student Translation

Short notes on how to lessen the stress...

Hebi Janken

Teams compete to get to the end of the line of vocabulary cards first.

Dictionary -(can be done with) No materials or preparation!

Builds an important skill for language learners- how to say a word they don't know!

Pictionary -(can be done with) No materials or preparation!

Builds an important skill for language learners- how to draw a word they don't know!

Gestionary -(can be done with) No materials or preparation!

Builds an important skill for language learners- how to act out a word they don't know!

WYAN- Word You Aleady Know. Students already know a lot of English words- prompt them to tell you what they already know!

Listen, Repeat and Point- Turn on students' power to remember.

Repeat and Change the Pattern Speaking- No materials or preparation!

A simple activity to help students perform short speeches.

Interactive Introduction- No materials or preparation!

A simple step-by-step way to introduce new language patterns. You do the speaking, the students learn the rest as a class.

Drawing an Explanation One Line at a Time- for Grade 5 Lesson 7 What's This?

Black Box Activity Adaptation- Let's all the kids participate, not just one at a time. For Grade 5 Lesson 7

Story Telling in Rounds

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Eigo Note Lesson 5-3-3  

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Grade: 5
Lesson: 3 (3 of 4)
Target: How Many?, numbers 1-20, Janken from Indonesia
Materials: Pair Karuta print; 3 sets of cards numbered 1-20


Greeting-2 minutes
Teacher to Students- Listen and Repeat (some or all)
Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia, Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am) (pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Janken 4’s- Warm-Up/Review/Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes
ALT/HRT: Janken and do the conversation first together, then with a few students to practice/demonstrate.
Students: Each student Janken and Converse with 3 others in groups of 4
Blackboard:   

  • W) 1,3,5,7...19.
  • L) 2,4,6,8...20.

Activity- Indonesian Janken/Muck Chee Baa, All Students vs. ALT- 5 minutes
See: video for how to play Muck Chee Baa
ALT: Lead all students to play Janken, Indonesian style (Muck Chee-Baa!)
Students: Play Janken with ALT. Losers must sit down. Students get 1 pointfor each round they remain standing.

Pair Karuta- 15 minutes
Materials: 1 print for each pair of students.
Blackboard:
  • Write numbers 1-20 in one line or two.
  • How many cats do you have?
  • 12.
ALT: Read and Repeat numbers 1-20 with students before starting. Say and repeat the names of the pictures on the print.
Students: Listen and Repeat numbers with ALT. Write numbers 1-20 on the print in random places.
ALT and HRT: Take turns asking and answering, “How many OO do you have?”, using the pictures on the border of the Karuta print for the OO in the question. Then answer with only numbers, “12.”
Students: When the teachers talk, try to touch both the number and the picture. Each student use a different colored pencil; circle the number and/or picture that you touch first. At end, 1 circle = 1 Australia Map point.

Activity-Hebi Muck Chee Baa!- (Hebi Janken)- 15 minutes
Materials: 3 sets of cards with numbers 1-20 written on each, in mixed order. The cards will be layed face-up in a row on top of desks.
Blackboard:
  • Numbers 1-20 in mixed order written in a row (7, 12, 3, 16, ... 20.)
ALT and HRT: Demonstrate activity- Starting at opposite ends, each player says the written numbers. When players meet, they play Muck Chee Baa and losers moves to back of his/her team; winner continues saying the numbers.  Losing player’s next team member begins saying the written numbers until players meet again. Team to get to the end of the line of numbers first is the winner.
Students: All standing in paired rows, one row’s members make 1 team- teams stand at opposite ends of rows. Play as demonstrated.

Wrap-Up- 3 minutes
(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-
HRT to Students, in Japanese:
-What did we talk about today? 
-Were there some words you already knew?
-Did you learn any new words?
-What was fun or interesting?
-What was difficult?
-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing-1 minute
Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’
Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

eigonoto.com copyright 2009 Elton Ersch

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