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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

Friday, October 16, 2009

Eigo Note Lesson 5-5-1  


Grade: 5
Lesson: 5 (1 of 4)
Target: Do you have OO? No, I don’t.
Materials: CD & player; Text; Colored pens or pencils

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- 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) Do you like dogs?
  • L1)Yes, I do. I like dogs.
  • L2)No, I don’t. I don’t like dogs.
Let’s Listen- 8 minutes
Text- page 30-31
CD- track 31
ALT/HRT- Introduce the picture- Where is the scene in the pictures (a hotel lobby). How many people do you see? Who is talking together? I see a woman in a pink kimono- What color are her shoes? I see a boy in a red t-shirt- What color are his socks? etc.... THEN Play the CD for the students 1 or 2 times. After students check answers with seat partners, check answers with the whole class.
Students-Write 1, 2 or 3 in the boxes next to the pairs of people in the picture. Check answers with seat parnters, then with whole class.
Answers- 1-boy with orange pack; 2-woman with kimono; 3-boy with red t-shirt (woman pair with Korean dress)

CLOTHES Song- to tune and similar movements of
                        Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes- 5 minutes
  • Cap, T-shirt, Pants and Shoes. Pants and Shoes. 2X
  • Sweater, Skirt, Shorts and Socks.
  • Cap, T-shirt, Pants and Shoes. Pants and Shoes.
ALT- Lead song and movement.
Students- Sing and move with the song.

ACTIVITY- Colors- Listen, Point and Repeat- 5 minutes
HRT- Ask students the color names in Japanese BEFORE writing on blackboard.
  • yellow, orange, red, white, black, blue, green, pink.
Text- page 30-31, 33
ALT- Listen and Repeat color names from blackboard. Then, with texts open, call out paired words: Page 30-31: red shoes, pink shoes, orange bag, yellow bag, red t-shirt, blue pants, white pants, pink kimono, blue skirt, white shoes, pink dress, brown bag, ... Page 33: yellow t-shirt, blue shoes, yellow socks, yellow bag, pink skirt, blue cap, black pants, black apron, yellow shoes, white socks, green skirt, ....
Students- Listen, Point and Repeat after ALT in text, page 30-31, 33

CHANT- Do you have a red cap?- 5 minutes
  • Do you have clap-clap2X 
  • Do you have a red cap? clap-clap-clap 
  • 1-2-3-Yes, I do. clap-clap I have a red cap. clap-clap-clap
  • 4-5-6-No, I don’t. clap-clap I don’t have a red cap. clap-clap-clap
Materials- dice
ALT- Lead chant
HRT- As they are chosen by students, draw colored clothes on a figure on the blackboard

ACTIVITY-Coloring (and preparing for a later activity)- 5 minutes
Text- page 65
Materials- color pens or pencils
Students- color in the clothes for your gender on page 65.

CHANT/Activity (again) Do you have a red cap?- 5 minutes
Blackboard- same as last chant.
ALT/HRT- Lead the song and activity. Alternate Yes and No answers.
Students- Sing along. IF you have the colored clothes in the chant, raise your hand and say, “Yes, I do!” and sing that part to the end.

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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