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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


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

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Eigo Note Lesson 5-8-1 (1 of 2)  


Grade: 5
Lesson: 8 (1 of 2)
Target: I study Japanese.
Materials: CD & player; Text

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.

Song- The Seven Days
Blackboard- Sunday, Monday... Friday, Saturday.
CD- track 57
ALT- Lead singing. Repeat several times.
Students- Sing along.

Janken 4’s- Warm-Up/Review/Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes
ALT/HRT: Janken and do the conversation first together, then with the class to practice/demonstrate.
Students: Each student Janken and Converse with 3 others in groups of 4.
W)Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
L)Monday, Wednesday, Friday

- Subject names- 5 minutes
HRT- Ask ALT ‘What’s this subject?’, pointing to a flashcard or in the workbook. Then to students, ‘What’s this subject in English?’
ALT- Act out subjects with gestures.  (music, PE, art, social studies, science, math, Japanese, English, homemaking). Write the subject name on the blackboard (or post flashcard) after students guess it.
Listen and Repeat subject names with students.

Listen, Repeat and Point- 5 minutes
Text- pg. 74
ALT- Call out subject names- round 1, in order; round 2, in mixed order, and faster at end.
Students- Repeat after ALT and point to subject cards in workbook.

Lets’s Listen- 5 minutes
EigoNoto- page 50-51
CD- tracks 53- math. 54- music. 55- PE.
ALT/HRT- Introduce the activity. Repeat contents of CD slowly if needed. Check students’ answers at the end.
Students- Listen to the CD and write 1, 2 or 3 in the boxes for the subject/country in each track.

Listen & Repeat CROSSFIRE- 5 minutes
I study English.
I study English, too.
I don’t study English.
music, PE, art, social studies, science, math, Japanese, English, homemaking
ALT- Say a sentence, in same order as blackboard, changing subject each round.
Students- One row of students standing, first to raise a hand and repeat the sentence can sit down. Students in row opposed to last standing student are next row to stand.

Janken Conversations- in Moving Pairs- 5 minutes
W) I study English.
L) (Repeat) I study English.
Students- Make a sentence in the pattern for your student number. All
students stand, pairs play Janken and do the conversation.
ALT/HRT- Demonstrate activity, answer questions, play with students.

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!’

Notes for class discussion:
-Similarities of meaning of Japanese days’ names and days’ names in English.
-Meaning/History of English days’ names.
-In EigoNoto, are Japanese kanji subject names and those in Chinese similar?
-Can you understand the subjects of the Australian textbooks? How do you know?
- In US junior and high schools, students can choose from several foreign languages (Spanish, French, German, Japanese,...). In Los Angeles area schools, students speak more than 50 different languages!

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