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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 Noto Lesson 6-2-2  


Grade: 6

Lesson: 2 (2 of 3)
Target: Numbers 1-100; Small & Large ABCs
Materials: CD & player; Text

- 2 min
Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat
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.

Numbers Practice-5 min
ALT: Say numbers in 3’s (1-2-3) to 100.
Students: Listen & Repeat

Numbers Activity-10 min
Students: Count off your Student number in order, 1-by-1. All Ss repeat. If students can, keep going in order to 100.
HRT & ALT: *If Ss are doing poorly, write on the bboard: (total no. of students) 34 + 1 (2,3,4...). Say ‘34 plus 1 is...35’ and have S#1 (2,3,4...) stand up again.
In round 3, 68+1 is ...

Janken Fours- Warm-up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes
Students: Janken 4’s- each Student w/ 3 other students

  • W) (Say Student Number) ‘27’
  • L) (Listen & Repeat) ‘27’, (Say Student Number) ‘13’.
  • W) (Listen & Repeat) ‘13’.

Let’s Listen-15 min
Students: Listen to the CD and color the numbered blocks in your text.
CD: No. 1- track #10 (Each track repeats itself once.)-
31, 24, 33, 78, 60, 28, 49, 40 and 95. What number do you see? That’s right, it’s the number 54.
No. 2- track #11. 81, 86, 97, 43, 92, 32, 25, 73, 16, 54, 67, 39 and 95.
What number do you see? It’s the number 192. This is a special number in the world. Can you guess why? .. It’s the number of countries in the world.
How about the number 54? It’s a special number, too. Can you guess
why?.... This is the number of countries where people use English.

Blackboard: 6,500- number of spoken languages in the world (2000 have less than 100 speakers). Chinese-1,075,000,000; English-514 Million; Hindustani (India)-496 M; Spanish (Spain, Mexico, S. America)-425 M; Russian-275 M.; #9 Japanese-125 M.
ALT & HRT: Discuss the numbers of languages and number of speakers of each-
Which is the largest? 
Where are the languages spoken? (See this link for a good discussion of numbers of speakers.)

Introduce Small Letters- 10 min
  • A B C D E F G.... (large letters on top)
  • a b c d e f g.... (small letters under same big letter)
HRT: Which letters have the same shape?
Students: Volunteers come forward and circle letters of similar shape
(Cc, Jj, Kk, Oo, Pp, Ss, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz).
HRT: Next, let’s find some letters in the classroom... on your pencil case, on your shirts, etc.. Are there any letters you see in the classroom?
Students: Come to the blackboard- show the letter you found and point to the same letter on the blackboard.

Wrap-Up-3 min
(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 min
Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’
Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

copyright 2009 Elton Ersch  www.eigonoto.com 

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