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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

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Eigo Note Lesson 5-9-2 (2 of 2)  


Grade: 5
Lesson: 9 (2 of 2)
Target: What would you like? OO, Please.
Materials: Text; Scissors; Dice

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.

Listen, Repeat and Point- food names- 5 minutes
EigoNoto- page 77 or 79
ALT/HRT- Say names of foods for students to repeat. First time in order, second time in random order and more and more quickly.
Students- Listen, Repeat and Point to food pictures in the EigoNoto.

Chant- What would you like?- 5 minutes
EigoNoto- pages 77 or 79.
What clap 2X What would you like? clap-clap
Juice clap 2X  Juice, please. clap-clap
ALT/HRT- Lead chanting and singing.
Students- Chant/sing along. Choose a student with dice to choose foods from pages 77/79.

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
W) OO, please.
L) (point to the food(s) in the book)

Activity Preparation- 8 minutes
Materials- Scissors
Students- cut out ONE page food cards, page 77 or 79.

Clue BINGO- 10 minutes
Materials- dice
Blackboard- What would you like?
EigoNoto- page 58
Students- put 9 food cards onto the Bingo grid.
ALT/HRT- Roll dice to choose a student. Lead all students to repeat “What would you like?”
Students- After one student is chosen with dice, all students repeat after a teacher, “What would you like?”. Then the chosen student says one food name. Students who turn over 3 cards in a row get BINGO!

Activity- Today’s Special Lunch- 10-15 minutes
EigoNoto- page 59
Materials- cut food cards from page 77/79
L) What would you like?
W) OO and OO, please.
L1) Here you are.
L2) Sorry! No OO!
W) Thank you. Good bye!
L) You’re welcome. Good bye!
ALT/HRT- Explain and Demonstrate the activity. Ask students to explain once in Japanese to check their comprehension.
Students- In free-moving pairs, pairs Janken, Loser starts. Winner orders 2 foods/drinks, and keep the cards.

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!’

Discussion- Ordering in a restaurant when you can't speak the language- What are your options?

  • Point to pictures in the menu. Very easy in Japan, but not all countries use pictures in the menu as much as Japan.
  • Use a phrase book- look up what you want in your own language and then point to the translated version in the foreign language.
  • As you walk into the restaurant, look carefully at what other people are eating.  Then when the waitress comes, gesture that you want what 'that guy' is having.

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