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
  • 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. 4
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 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
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • He is a... / She is a... matching game. A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..." 2
  • Class Paparazzi A very basic interviewing game in which students chase each other and ask basic "Are you~?" questions with "I am" answers while sporting tiny printed cameras. 2
Top warm-ups
All activities
What Is Yoda Doing?

An information gap activity which can be played in pairs or a class where students find out what various characters are doing.

$1,000,000 Vacation

Students plan how they will spend $1,000,000 by writing future tense sentences.

Small Talk Board Game

A basic boardgame to practice making questions

I Will Give Her The World

Two activities for practicing 'I will give her something'

May I Write and Race

A write and race activity to practice 'May I' Questions

They Look Happy Materials

A few activities to practice the copula verb

WHERE or WHEN Activities

Three activities to practice where or when with simple verbs

His or Hers Chain Game

Chain game to practice possessive pronouns

Whose hat is this?

A powerpoint quiz to practice possessive pronouns

Search The Textbook

This is a review game for New Horizon 2's textbook. Students are given questions and they must find the answers in their textbooks

Simon Says

A game in which students perform actions according to the teacher's commands, but only if the command is followed by the phrase, "Simon says."

Will You Phone Convo

Students write sentences and plug them into the phone conversation dialog.

Sentence Making Relay

Students try to make passive sentences from sheets over paper located on the walls of the classroom.

Gap It

This is a pair work, information gap activity to practice "What is this?" and the difference between "It's a..." and "It's..."

Spontaneous Interviews

Students aim to complete the interview task using the grammar point.

Characters Calling

This activity is to help students get familiar with speaking on the phone and inviting their friends out.

My Dream School (have to/don't have to)

After learning about schools in the ALTs home country, students pretend they're the leaders of their school and can make any rules they want in a writing activity.

Janken Gestures

Students play rock-paper-scissors and practice the Classroom English vocabulary. This activity works best with Total English but fits with most textbooks.

Where Again

Good and easy speaking practice idea for students to work together to find out the locations of the items in their school.

Do you like baseball?

Students ask questions to each other; they don't want 'Yes' answers.