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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


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...


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

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eigo Note Lesson 5-5-3  


Grade: 5
Lesson: 5 (3 of 4)
Target: Do you have a red cap? Yes, I do.
Materials: Text; Colored Clothes Cards (pgs. 65-66); Color & Clothes flashcards

Greeting- 2 minutes
Teacher to Students- Listen & 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

  • W) I have a blue cap.
  • L1) I have a blue cap, too.
  • L2) I don’t have a blue cap. I have a green cap.
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

CLOTHES Song- to tune and similar movements of
                        Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes- 5 minutes
Materials- Flashcards for the clothes in the song
  • Cap, T-shirt, Pants and Shoes.
  • Sweater, Skirt, Shorts and Socks.
ALT- Lead song and movement.
Students- Sing and move with the song.

Listen, Point and Repeat- Colors review
Materials- Text, page 30-31, 33
ALT- Listen and Repeat color names from blackboard. Then, with texts open, call out paired words: Page 30-31: red shoes, pink shoes, orange bag, yellow bag, red t-shirt, blue pants, white pants, pink kimono, blue skirt, white shoes, pink dress, brown bag, ... Page 33: yellow t-shirt, blue shoes, yellow socks, yellow bag, pink skirt, blue cap, black pants, black apron, yellow shoes, white socks, green skirt, ....
Students- Listen, Point and Repeat after ALT in text, page 30-31, 33

CHANT- Do you have a red cap?- 5 minutes
Materials: dice (1) 

  • Do you have clap-clap2X
  • Do you have a red cap? clap-clap-clap
  • (dice #1,3,5)-Yes, I do. clap-clap I have a red cap. clap-clap-clap
  • (dice #2,4,6)-No, I don’t. clap-clap I don’t have a red cap. clap-clap-clap
Activity- finish coloring and cutting out clothes- if needed
Materials- text, pages 65-66

Activity- Shopping- 20-25 minutes
  • A) Do you have a red cap?
  • B1) No, I don't. (B asks a new question.)
  • B2) Yes, I do. Here you are.
  • A) Thank you.
  • B) You’re welcome. Good bye.
  • A) Good bye.
Materials- Each student’s colored clothes cards
HRT/ALT- Listen and Repeat the dialog, then demonstrate activity. Next, ask students to explain in Japanese (to check understanding).
Students- First, ODD numbered students are SHOPKEEPERS, EVEN numbered students are SHOPPERS. Shopkeepers lay out your colored clothes cards on your desks. Shoppers go to a store and GET 1 CARD. When students 'buy' 5 cards, a full set of clothes, they sit down.
Next, odd and even number students change roles. Students keep the clothes they bought for Show and Tell in the next class.
ROUND 2- Girls shop first, then boys.

Wrap-Up-3 minutes
Discuss interchangability of verbs in the target pattern. For example, 'Do you LIKE pink?', 'Do you EAT sushi?', 'Do you WATCH Doraemon?'. Ask students to raise hands for Yes or No answers, then repeat A + 1 Answer pattern- 'Yes, I do. I watch Doraemon.'/ 'No, I don't. I don't watch Doraemon.'

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

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