Junior High School

In Japan, Junior High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 12 and 15 years old. English is a full, required subject and consists of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Much of the curriculum is designed around the grammar points and vocabulary used for school entrance exams.

Newest activities

Pencils and Bombs Review Quiz and Profile Game

A quiz review game and then a writing activity.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus SONG ACTIVITY

A fun Christmas activity for listening, reading, and writing. San-nensei.

Charades

This activity practices the present progressive verb tense (verb + ing) and then plays a fun charades game.

Past Tense Points

Students get into groups and try to come up with past tense sentences that will give them the most points.

Listening Race

Students listen to the teacher read Present Tense verb sentences and circle the correct picture.

Can You Find the People Doing Things?

Students look through the textbook for people doing different activities and practice using the reduced relative clause.

Character's Clothes

Students see a small part of a character (a piece of clothing or body part). They guess which character the clothing/body part belongs to.

Uso Baseball

The students play a baseball-themed game where they describe themselves.

Eraser Get

This is a quick and easy vocab review 'game' for 1st grade past tense verbs. Ideal for a quick review before doing a writing exercise.

This Is A Game I Played

A simple speaking and listening Janken-focused sugoroku that has students say, "What's this?" "This is a ..." many times.

Famous People Introductions

A shiritori type game where students race to write sentences about famous people.

Hand Lines

Students discover their friends' future by reading the palm lines on their hands.

I'll Give You Game

Students pass around cards while saying "I'll give you ~." Those left holding the cards when the music stops are out!

Prepositions of Place

This game teaches the students to hear prepositions of place: on, above, below, in front of, etc. The students listen and try to draw an image of a room that is described by the ALT.

Yamanote Line

Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.

My Country Tis Of Thee

Students make their own country while practicing possessives.

Body Discovery

A row race where students attempt to fill in as many body parts on a stick figure, within five minutes, as possible.

Conditional Auction

Sentences are auctioned off to students and they must say if the sentence is grammatically correct.

Feel Well

This activity is based on the doctor visit dialog in New Horizon's English textbook, but this one is more entertaining and it teaches various names of illnesses.

Answer Me Bingo

This is a group Jeopardy game mixed with a flavor of Bingo.

Textbooks

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. 8
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 7
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 4
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 4
  • 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
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 3
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 3
  • ALMOST MARIO KART Powerpoint Game The students work together as a team to answer the teachers question in fun class race. I added one for Passive Voice. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Twisted Pictionary Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it. 3