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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

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Eigo Noto Lesson 5-9-1  


Grade: 5
Lesson: 9 (1 of ?)
Target: What would you like? Juice, please.
Materials: CD & player; Text; Colored pens/pencils; Get The Picture prints

Greeting- 5 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.

Interactive Introduction- teachers’ speeches- 5 minutes
Blackboard- 1 space for each word in speech.
ALT/HRT- ALT give a speech, and write words into spaces that students tell. Then, HRT do Repeat and Change the Pattern Speaking.
(1 word/1 line) Hello.
(4) My name is Elton.
(10) I eat yogurt, fruit, toast and jam in the morning.
(2) Thank you.
Students- Listen, tell the words you hear. Last, do Repeat and Change the Pattern Speaking in a normal or small voice.

Let’s Listen- 8 minutes
EigoNoto- page 57
CD- track 62-63
HRT/ALT- Introduce activity, check students’ answers.
Students- Listen to CD, and guess/write the country names.
(1-Korea; 2-America; 3-Japan; 4-France)

Activity- Draw Pictures- 10 minutes
EigoNoto- page 56
HRT- Introduce activity.
Students- Draw pictures of the foods you eat for breakfast.

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. Discuss the usage of have for the meaning of eat (it is also used for I have a dog, I have a brother, I have a pen.). Also check if students have any questions about the names of foods in English before beginning. Note: In English we DON'T drink soup, we EAT soup (in Japanese, we DRINK soup, not EAT).
Students: Use pictures of your breakfast foods from last Activity.
Each student Janken and Converse with 3 others in groups of 4.
W) I eat (have) miso soup, rice and fish (in the morning).
L) I eat (have) fruit, toast and milk (in the morning).

Chant- What would you like?- 5 minutes
EigoNoto- pages 56-7, food pictures in border.
What clap 2X What would you like? clap-clap
Juice clap 2X  Juice, please. clap-clap
ALT/HRT- Lead chanting and singing
Students- Chant/sing along. Choose a student with dice to choose foods from border of pages 56-7.

Get The Picture- GTP- 10 minutes
Materals- Get The Picture prints
W) OO, please.
L1) OK. / Here you are.
L2) I don’t have OO./Sorry, no OO.
ALT/HRT- Introduce activity. Demonstrate once together.
Stud ents- All standing, make pairs, play Janken, winner starts. Student withmost cards is the winner.

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!’

EigoNoto.com copyright 2010 Elton Ersch

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