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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, September 15, 2009

Eigo Note Lesson 5-6-3  


Grade: 5

Lesson: 3 (3 of 3)
Target: What do you want?
Materials: CD & player; Text; Scissors; Fruit flashcards to match fruit in 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.

Janken 4’s- Warm-Up/Review/Conversation Skills Practice- 3 minutes
Students: Each student Janken and converse with 3 others in groups of 4.
ALT: Do converation with a few students before all begin.

  • W) What fruit do you like?
  • L) I like OO. What fruit do you like?
  • W) I like OO.

Vocabulary Preview- fruit names- 3 minutes
Text: page 69. (apple, banana, grape, kiwi, melon, pineapple, cherry, strawberry, peach, lemon.)
ALT: Say fruit names aloud.
Students: Listen & Repeat AND point to pictures in the text.

Vocabulary Practice- 4 minutes
Materials: Flashcards of fruit on pages 69/71.
ALT: Showing flashcards 1-by-1, ask students who like that fruit to raise hands. Next lead students to repeat: ‘I like bananas.’
Students: Raise hands to respond to ALT, repeat ‘I like bananas.’

Activity Preparation- cut out fruit cards- 5 minutes
Text: pages 69 AND 71.
Materials: scissors.
Students: Cut 2 pages of fruit pictures to make fruit cards.

Chant- What Do You Want? -5 minutes
Materials: fruit flashcards on blackboard.
  • What-What-What-do you want?
  • Strawberries-Strawberries-Strawberries, please.
  • Here you are.
  • Thank you!
  • You’re welcome!
ALT: Lead chant
HRT: Show a fruit flashcard in response.
Students: Listen & Repeat first after HRT & ALT.

Maru-Batsu Game- 5 minutes
Materials: 2 fruit flashcards at-a-time. 2 dice. Points Maps (students).
Blackboard: Post flashcards 2-at-a-time, one under an ‘O’, one under an ‘X’.
  1. Choose a student with the dice. 
  2. Lead students to repeat ‘What do you want?’. 
  3. All students vote by raising hands (‘O’) or not (‘X’) for one of the flashcards on the blackboardto indicate what they THINK the chosen answer student will answer. 
  4. All students listen and repeat again. 
  5. Answering student answers. 
  6. Correct students color in 2 points on Points Map.
Students: Listen-Repeat-Choose O or X-Listen-Repeat-Score points.

Listen & Repeat- 5 minutes
  • L) Hello.
  • W) Hello.
  • L) What do you want?
  • W) Strawberries, please.
  • L) Here you are.
  • W) Thank you.
  • L) You’re welcome.
ALT/HRT: Before Listen & Repeat, ask students if they can guess the meaning of each line. Say one line at a time for students to repeat. Change fruit each round.
Students: One line standing at a time. First student to raise hand and also repeat correctly can sit down. Last student standing in row makes point for new row to stand up.

Activity- Make a Parfait- 10 minutes
Text: page 41.
Materials: Cut out fruit cards.
Activity: (Conversation on blackboard from last activity.) Play Janken with a partner. Winner can get one fruit to make their own parfait. After a student gets 3 or 4 different fruit, return to desk and glue into textbook.
ALT/HRT: Demonstrate activity, ask if anyone can explain in Japanese.
Students: Use dialog to get fruit cards from other students to use to make your original parfait.

Wrap-Up- 2 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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