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Below are activities used in the EigoNoto.com lesson plans. Most require no materials or preparation! Several of the activities have video explanations in Japanese.
Take some time to look around- there's a lot more than just activities at EigoNoto.com!

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

LDK #5-Order Lessons with Careful Choice of Activities  

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    The common rule that receptive vocabulary and ability is always greater than productive ability gives a simple guidance as to how lesson progression or sequencing of lessons should usually proceed-- from listening introductions in the beginning to free production as a final activity.  Between these two will include:


This sequencing needs to be considered when planning multi-activity lessons as well as over a series of lessons.
Use the following order of kinds of activities in your multi-activity lessons, or series of lessons, to build effective learning experiences.  This is a general order with many kinds of activities; you probably won’t be able to do more than 3 or 5 in a 45 or 50 minute class.  Still, following the order below should insure effective lesson planning.

Listening.  Provide context for understanding.  Use movement as much as possible--O/X games, responding by raising hands, holding up a colored pen, pointing to an image in the textbook or on a flashcard. See How to Introduce New Language for ideas.

Repeating.  Choral repeating is less stressful (feels less like a test) to a student than being the only one repeating in front of the other students.  (This is also a very convenient way to get a group of unfocused students to focus on the teacher and listen! OK you noisy rascals, ‘Listen and Repeat after ME!’)

Accuracy checking (testing in a playful or indirect way).  See the post on Testing options.

Structured, controlled practice (with teacher-chosen structures, examples and vocabulary).  This limits the opportunities for error production.
(More Accuracy Checking if needed).

Free Speaking activities.  This meshes very well with LDK #9- Finish with a BANG!
   
See also the post Lesson Plan Patterns for more ideas on ordering lessons.

Go to the next post in the Lesson Development Keys series.

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