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.
A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
A write and race game to review New Crown Lesson Two. Works after they've done the Peter Rabbit story.
Students draw cards from a Mystery Box and practice saying the target word and example sentence.
Students wear "crowns" with picture/word flash cards on them and walk around trying to figure out what they are wearing.
Students close their eyes and imagine the story you tell them. Upon opening their eyes, they complete a worksheet based upon their imagination.
Students work together to find out which monsters are going to blow up Mt. Fuji and try to capture them before anything bad happens.
Kids make groups of three and interview two friends by asking: "What makes you <adjective>?". Then, they introduce their friends to the class.
Alphabet Snakes and Ladders helps students recognize the letters of the Alphabet, review colors, and learn the vocabulary that goes with each letter.
A handy guide to show students why some sports use "play" and others don't. (No more "I play run"!)
I use these worksheets for the first class of the year. One sheet is for first-year students (AKA students I've never had before), and the second one is for students I had the previous school year.
Spice up that boring direction class with a little unadulterated racing goodness.
Students ask present perfect questions while hoping not to get three strikes.
Two ways to practice the alphabet with small cards.
A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
Students ask each other "What were you doing last night?" to find out who was eating the cookies last night.
Students interview each other using "Do you know how to...?"
Students compete in rows to destroy magnetic castles and capture flags in a quiz style game.
This three-part activity starts with students listening to a dialogue between the JTE and ALT. Then they play Bingo and finish off with a writing exercise.
Students imagine their JTE as a sport, a car, an actor any number of unusual and interesting things. Then, they guess which best describes the JTE.
Students travel around game board collecting times on their cards for various daily routine verbs.