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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, January 28, 2010

Eigo Note Lesson 5-8-4  

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Grade: 5
Lesson: 8 (4 of 4)
Target: I study Japanese (on Monday).
Materials: CD & player; Text; Schedule Poster


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- 3 minutes
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
Blackboard:     
W)Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
L)Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Listen, Repeat and Point- 5 minutes
Text- pg. 73 or 75, or page 54
ALT- Call out subject names- round 1, in order; round 2, in mixed order.
Students- Repeat after ALT and point to subject cards in workbook.

Interactive Introduction- 5 minutes
Blackboard- Post a filled-in schedule poster (using the info below). And, one line for each word in the following speech-
(7 lines) On Monday, we study science and Japanese.
(7) On Tuesday, we study art and math.
(7) On Wednesday, we study homemaking and English.
(7) On Thursday, we study music and PE.
(8) On Friday, we study social studies and English.
ALT- Say the speech as written. Then ask students what words they heard- write these words into the lines on the blackboard. Lastly, ask students to translate the speech, then listen and repeat with the students.
Students- Listen to the speech and try to catch some words. Tell the teacher what words you heard. Translate the speech, then listen and repeat.

Activity Preparation- in small groups- 15 minutes
Materials- a schedule poster for each group, pens and markers.
Students- In small groups, fill in a schedule poster with subject names in ENGLISH AND JAPANESE. Using the same subject many times, and on the same day, is OK. Each student choosing all subjects for one day might be easiest.
ALT/HRT- Help students write English names onto schedule posters.

Activity- 10 minutes
ALT/HRT- Collect all of the schedule posters.
Blackboard- After the 2 or 3 groups have spoken, post thier schedule posters. Write a letter (A, B, C) next to each.
Students- 2 or 3 groups come to the front of the class, and 1 group at a time read their schedule for all the class to hear (On Monday, we study art and science.). After each of the 2 or 3 groups has read their schedule poster, post the 2 (3) schedules on the blackboard, with letters (A, B, C). All other students listen and try to guess which poster was made by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd group.
Alternate- Each of the groups in the front of the class reads only one day from their schedule, in turns (Monday, Monday, Monday; Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday; etc.)

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!’

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