High School

In Japan, High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 15 and 18 years old. Education is no longer compulsory at this level, but most Japanese people attend high school. This level is where students begin to move into a career track, as different high schools can have different focuses. Admission is usually based on the results of entrance exams, requiring a certain score to pass.

Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 6
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 3
  • Corrections Help your students avoid and learn from common mistakes by having them correct sentences. 2
  • Hot Potato Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary. 1
  • Karuta Collection A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards. 1
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 1
  • Pronunciation Tree - B and V A warm up activity that lets students practice the contrast between difficult sounds. 1
  • Animals from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off various animals that are unique to (or native to) specific countries around the world. 1
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 1
Top warm-ups
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 3
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 1
  • Hot Potato Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary. 1
  • Pronunciation Tree - B and V A warm up activity that lets students practice the contrast between difficult sounds. 1
  • Get It Wrong To Win Students must answer the questions wrong (but grammatically correct) to win! 0
  • Canada Quizzes Three choice quizzes I use when first start at schools. Might be useful for other ALTs from Canada. 0
  • Liar Liar Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not. 0
  • Karuta A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card. 0
  • Simple Karuta A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card. 0
  • ODD ONE OUT A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes. 0

Textbooks

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English Diary

This diary gives students an opportunity to write in English freely.

Get It Wrong To Win

Students must answer the questions wrong (but grammatically correct) to win!

Animals from Around the World

A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off various animals that are unique to (or native to) specific countries around the world.

Kaiten Sushi

Students pass around pictures of sushi with music playing. Whoever is holding sushi when the music stops has to write a sentence.

Foods from Around the World

A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world.

Prefecture Quiz

Students listen to the ALT describing a Japanese prefecture and try to guess which one it is to get points. It's a review of English comprehension and general Japanese culture.

Categories

Students aim to think of many words associated with a topic.

Weekend Diary

Students race to read and write sentences and complete the passage.

Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z)

A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.

I Have Never

This game is based on the American drinking game, "Never have I ever..."

Let's Agree To Disagree

Students practice sentences to debate for/against a motion.

Canada Quizzes

Three choice quizzes I use when first start at schools. Might be useful for other ALTs from Canada.

MINGLER QUESTIONS

A simple activity useful for communicating and reviewing target language.

Where should Naomi Osaka choose?

Students discuss whether Naomi Osaka should choose to become a Japanese or American citizen.

Media Diet

Students read an article and talk about their media consumption habits.

Pitch your business

Students come up with a business idea and compete to see who will get funding.

ODD ONE OUT

A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes.

New Year's Resolutions

Students write goals for the new year and ask their friends about their goals.

Christmas Blast Power Point Game

This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level.

Super Mario Christmas Blast

A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant.