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.

All activities
The Best and Worst of Winter Vacation

Students practice the superlatives "best" and "worst" by giving their opinions on winter vacation.

I + plural verb/be verb

This is a listening and writing activity intended for a JHS first grade lesson focusing on the use of the subject "I" + plural verbs / be verb.

New Year's Resolutions

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

"Can you ~ ?" Pokemon "Guess Who?" style game

Students choose a Pokemon and keep it a secret. Their partner must ask "Can you ~ ?" questions to find out which Pokemon their partner has.

"May I ~ ?" flowchart janken

Students practice polite requests as they try and reach the finish line by winning janken matches.

What do you want to do for winter vacation?

Students practice the Infinitive verb form by asking each other what they want to do in winter vacation.

"Shall I show you a..." New Horizon 2, pg 110

I pair activity where students can practice shopping language, such as "shall I show you a smaller one." etc.

The boy sleeping on his desk is...

Students try to identify the students of a class full of slackers by listening or reading to descriptions.

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.

Something to do for the holidays

Students practice the "something to ______" grammar pattern by giving each other advice.

Will you...? Janken Race

Students practice using the target grammar "Will you...?"

She is the girl who is... New Horizon 2, pg 85

Pair activity where students practice the grammar point "He/She/Yuki is the girl who is riding a bike." It can be used with New Horizon 2, but could also be a stand alone activity.

Tom will eat sushi.

A pair activity where students practice future (will) sentences

New Horizon 2, page 78 "Which bus goes to...?"

A pair activity that allows students to practice giving directions in a real world situation.

I'm looking for the... New Horizons 1, page 100

A pair activity that allows students to practice speaking to their partners in a real world situation.

Passive - Guess the food

Students practice the passive verb form by quizzing each other about food.

If points

Students practice "if" by coming up with conditions and rolling dice to earn or lose points.

I know a person who likes...

Students practice relative pronouns by guessing which classmate their partner is talking about.

Passive Guessing

Students practice the passive verb form by playing an information gap guessing game.