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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, January 29, 2010

Eigo Noto Lesson 6-6 (1 of 1)  


Grade: 6
Lesson: 6 (1 of 1)
Target: I want to go to Italy!
Materials: CD & player; 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- 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) I like soccer/pizza/green.
L1) I like soccer, too.
L2) I don’t like soccer.

Interactive Introduction- Teachers’ speeches- 10 minutes
Blackboard- spaces for each word in the speech, one sentence per line. Later, write HRT’s speech as it is given. (Save ALT’s speech for later.)
(1 line) Hi.
(4) My name is Elton.
(3) I like pizza.
(3) I play soccer.
(5) I want to eat pizza.
(6) I want to see pro soccer.
(6) I want to go to Italy.
ALT- Give speech to students in steps:
1- After speaking the first time, ask students to tell WORDS they heard.
Write them in the spaces on the blackboard.
2- After speaking again, ask students what SENTENCES/LINES they heard. Write these in the spaces.
3- Speak again, line-by-line. Ask students for MEANING in Japanese.
4- Repeat steps 2 and 3 if needed.
5- After all words are complete on the blackboard, say speech one last time. Next- say speech one line at a time, letting HRT say their part after each line.
HRT- HRT give speech, Repeating and Changing the Pattern, one line at a time after ALT.
Students- Listen to teachers’ speeches and respond to teachers’ requests.

Let’s Listen 2- 8 minutes
Text- page 39
CD- track 48. Ken: Egypt; likes history; wants to see pyramids, Sphinx, camels in the desert. Ann: Japan; likes kimonos and sushi; wants to see Mt. Fuji. Mai: Italy; likes pizza, spaghetti, plays soccer. Ryo: Australia; likes animals, koalas and kangaroos, wants to see beautiful beaches.
ALT/HRT- Play the CD. Check the answers afterwards.
Students- Listen to the CD, write answers in text, check answers with seat partners, tell answers to teachers for checking.

Chant- I Want To Go To Italy- 10 minutes
I want to clap 2X
I want to go to Italy. clap-clap
I want to  
eat pizza. clap-clap
play soccer. clap-clap
see pro soccer. clap-clap-clap

Teachers’ Speeches, again- Listen and Repeat the Pattern- 10 minutes
Blackboard- ALT’s speech from before.
ALT- Say speech in front of class. Next, again with HRT, saying one line at a time, waiting each time for HRT to say that line again, changing 1 or 2 words.  Then, do the Listen and Repeat the Pattern activity with the whole class. Students all respond in a very quiet voice.
Last, do the activity in this pattern with volunteer students.
Students- Listen, then later say own speech in a quiet voice after ALT.
Volunteer student says speech line-by-line with ALT.
HRT- Do activity with ALT and class.

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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