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
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Passport to the World

Writing and speaking activity to practice the future tense

My Golden Week was ~~

A worksheet to accommodate the 2nd year Power-Up 1 activity in the Sunshine textbooks.

Prepositions Materials

A few activities to practice prepositions of place

Basic Janken Race

Simple and adaptable pair activity

Daily Activities and Time Materials

A collection of material to practice daily activities and time

Birthday Bingo

A mingler activity

Who is Who Interview and Quiz Game

This starts with a mingler and then a quiz game

Basic Sign Game

A mingler

Hugs And Kisses

Students practice constructing sentences using two simple present tense verbs while playing a huge game of Tic-Tac-Toe.

Have You Ever Interview

Introducing the question, "Have you ever ~ ?" and having students interview each other.

Connect 4

Students try to collect four passive cards of the same kind playing a game similar to the game, Go Fish.

Infinitive Madlib

Students will (hopefully) make a funny story using the template of a Madlib that uses the target grammar.

Chalkboard Bingo

Students write words in their notebooks hoping to score a bingo.

Polite Conversations

Students practice speaking and polite conversation with a fun comic.

Chain Game

Simple Mingler Style Games

I have (just/already) point cards

Students try to get the most points by taking time cards and making sentences about what they've just/already done at that time.

Where Is It?

Students try to guess the location of an object.

Are You Going To Match Up

Students mingle around, trying to find their matching partner while asking/answering "Are you going to..." questions.

Smooch And Pooch

Students learn basic greetings and self-introductions while passing around Smooch & Pooch and introduce themselves to 10 of their classmates.

Magic Box Scramble

Teams race to unscramble the Magic Box story. Then, they answer questions to receive 'magic words', which then forms a 'magic question' the teams must answer.