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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

CROSSFIRE/Linefire

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...

Sugoroku

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 16, 2010

Eigo Noto Lesson 6-7 (1 of 1)  

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Grade: 6
Lesson: 7 (1 of 1)
Target: What Time Do You Get Up?
Materials: CD & player; Text; EigoNoto Chant (option)


Greeting
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
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
Blackboard
W) I want to go to Italy.
L1) I want to go to Italy, too.
L2) I want to go to China.

Let’s Listen
EigoNoto- pages 44-45
CD- tracks 54 & 55. 1. tokyoエ -8- go to school. 2. sydneyオ -9- study at school. 3. beijingウ -7- get up. 4. moscow イ-2- be quiet. 5. dakarア -11- go to bed. 6. sao pauloク -8- take a bath. 7. new yorkキ -6- eat dinner. 8. vancouverカ -3- play soccer.
Students- listen to the CD and write times on clocks and place kana into the squares.
ALT/HRT- introduce activity, play CD, then check answers.

Daily Activities Chant
CD- track 57
EigoNoto- pages 44-45, the pictures in circles at the bottom.
Blackboard- (written vertically, for next activity)
get up/study/eat lunch/clean the room/play baseball/go home/watch TV/Mama says/go to bed!
ALT- introduce and lead the chant
Students- sing and clap along

Teachers’ Daily Routines
Blackboard- same list of daily activities from chant, same order, written vertically. also-
What time do you OO? At X.
ALT/HRT- take turns asking each other What time do you OO? and writing the answers in a grid on the blackboard. OMIT MINUTES, USE ONLY HOURS FOR TIME.

Repeat and Change the Pattern Speaking
Blackboard- Same as last 2 activities
ALT/HRT- Say one line at a time for students to repeat
Students- Listen and Repeat the daily schedule aloud together, in a big or small voice, changing the time to a true time for you.

Find 3 People- 5-10 minutes
Blackboard-
W) I get up at 7.
L) I get up at 7 (8).
ALT/HRT- Demonstrate together. Ask students to explain in Japanese to check comprehension.
Students- Interact in demonstration. Choose one phrase/sentence from the daily activities and make one for yourself. Then, all standing, make pairs. Winner starts, Loser uses the same phrase and a true time for him-/herself.

Alternate Final Activity-
What Does It Mean? Chant
Blackboard- list of daily activities, and
What does it mean? 3X
When you do this? Do-do-DO!
ALT/HRT- Lead the chant. Afer Do-do-DO! use gestures to show one of the  daily activities. Students guess what the meaning is. Then encourage students to try and act out the daily activities.
Students- Sing along, then guess the meaning of the gestures. Then students volunteer to do gestures in front of the 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!’

Discussion- How many hours are there going once around the world? (24) The map on pages 44-45 show times around the world for the time given in Japan. Many countries are several hours across from east to west.  Interestingly, China, as big as it is, has only 1 time zone- everybody lives on Beijing (Peking) time!

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