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.

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
  • 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
  • Twisted Pictionary Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it. 3
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 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
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
Top warm-ups
All activities
Draw the Object

Students practice drawing pictures based upon the preposition given.

World Travelers

Students interview each other at a school reunion to find out where they've been since graduation.

How Many Guesses

Students practice speaking with a set dialogue and try to guess their classmates' magic numbers.

Hands Up

Students play Karuta while practicing pronouns.

Find Someone Who

Students ask each other questions about whether they've been to various locations.

Birthday Race

Students listen for birthdays and find who was born on that date.

What's That Doodle

Get the students to practice asking 'What is that?' by drawing some wild art.

We Call It "Sta-ba"

Students learn the nicknames of places and things and review what they know about Japan.

English Only Challenge

The ALT/JTE put on their acting hats and become the role of various occupations/situations found in English-speaking countries.

ALT's Room

Students practice using prepositions by asking the whereabouts of objects.

Dondake Money

Students blindly bet money they can spell words correctly.

May I sit down? - A Liar's Game

A game that focuses on heavy repetition of May I and answers. Students work to find the liar amongst the opposing team.

Space Invaders Feud

A group quiz game based on the American Family Feud

Where is it possible Quiz

Short powerpoint quiz to use as a warm up for 'It's important for us to...'

Double D

Double D stands for 'Devastating Demonstratives'. Students draw pictures based upon a secret demonstrative pronoun sentence and post them around the class.

Takuya Kimuras Best Friend

Students learn the usage of the past tense while investigating a Japanese musician from SMAP, Takuya Kimura.

Kakokei Karuta

"Kakokei" is Japanese for past tense. Students listen to the teacher read a sentence and slap the correct 'verb card'.

Ingurishu

In this match up activity, students try to match katakanized English with their real English spellings/words.

Given No Bingo

Students practice using subject-verb-object-object grammar and have fun with no bingos.

Infinitive Clue

Using basic infinitive phrases, students work in groups to guess the correct components that make up sentences.