Looking for Activities to Teach the Eigo Note?

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.
Take some time to look around- there's a lot more than just activities at EigoNoto.com!

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

Team Teaching Made Easy  

0 comments

There are several ways to think of Team Teaching:

  1. Two teachers sit down together and discuss what they want to study, what activities and materials will be used, who will lead which parts, etc..  The two teachers share responsibility for preparation and teaching, each providing their own strengths.
  2.  One teacher is always the lead teacher, making the Lesson Plans and being the T1, or lead, teacher in the classes. The teachers don’t share responsibilities, other than the T2 teacher doing occasional support in the classroom. This is what ALTs sometimes call being a ‘tape recorder.’ Conversely, the situation could be that the ALT is alone in front of the class, and the HRT or JTE is almost uninvolved in the class, except for probably choosing the content of the class and asking the ALT to prepare the Lesson Plan and materials.
  3. The two teachers take turns preparing for and leading classes.  Today, teacher A writes the Lesson Plan, prepares materials and leads the class. Tomorrow, teacher B writes the Lesson Plan, prepares materials and leads the class.
  4. One of the teachers takes the lead role in Lesson Planning, but asks the T2 teacher to prepare content-focused activities and materials. The lead T1 teacher generally leads the class, but clearly signals when the T2 teacher is to take the lead role for the prepared activity.
   
It is not really fair to say that one way is better than another. In practice, you and your team teacher may, over time, have any or all of these work relationships.
In upcoming posts I will discuss in what situations each of these models may be advantageous.

Team Teaching Made EasySocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

What next?

You can also bookmark this post using your favorite bookmarking service:

Related Posts by Categories



0 comments: to “ Team Teaching Made Easy