Japanese background

Cultural Background

Description: Activity assumes students are of a Japanese cultural background.

Top 5 activities
  • 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
  • Hugs And Kisses Students practice constructing sentences using two simple present tense verbs while playing a huge game of Tic-Tac-Toe. 2
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • Do you know him/her? Peanuts Students learn about the characters in Peanuts and practice pronouns. 1
  • Pronunciation Tree - B and V A warm up activity that lets students practice the contrast between difficult sounds. 1
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