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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.
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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, February 9, 2010

Eigo Note Lesson 5-6-1 (1 of 2)  


Grade: 5
Lesson: 6 (1 of 2)
Target: What do you want? Strawberries, please!
Materials: CD and player; Text; GTP cards for all students

Greeting- 2 minutes
Teacher to Students- Listen and 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 apples.
  • L1) I like apples, too.
  • L2) I don’t like apples.

Lets’s Listen 2- 10 minutes
Text- page 39.
CD- track 47. Repeats one time. Check answers the second time.
Ken- Soup, steak and pudding. Mai- Pizza, salad and juice.
Students- Listen to CD. Put a CIRCLE around the foods Ken orders, and a SQUARE around the foods that Mai orders.

Vocabulary Introduction Activity-Listen, Repeat and Point- 5 minutes
Text: page 40
Materials: 18 Picture Flashcards from text, or text pages 40
HRT: to ALT- ‘What do you want?’ SHOWING FLASHCARDS TO ALT 1-BY-1 but NOT to students AT FIRST. Show the flashcard to the students AFTER the ALT says the word so students can check themselves.
ALT: It’s a/an OO.
Students: Point to picture in text and repeat after ALT.

Song- to the melody of London Bridges- 5 minutes
Materials: Fruit flashcards (apple, kiwi, strawberry, banana, melon, lemon, grapes, cherry, peach, pineapple.
Blackboard: Post flashcards in the above order.
ALT/HRT: Lead singing: “Apple kiwi strawberry, banana melon, lemon
grapes, cherry peach, pineapple. I like everything. Except durian!"
Students: Sing along.

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

Activity- Get The Picture (GTP)- 10 minutes
  • L) What do you want?
  • W) Banana, please.
  • L1) Here you are. (give one BANANA card)
  • L2) Sorry, no bananas! BYE!
  • -RUN CORN LION GIRL 12 20-
ALT/HRT- Demonstrate activity- then ask students to explain in Japanese (to check their comprehension). Demo with a few students.
Students-Pairs Janken, Loser starts. If the other student has that card,
he/she gives ONE card. Students form new pairs and continue.

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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