Jake W

Home country: USA

Location: Nagano

User bio: I've taught Junior High in Japan for 7 years. I try to have students talk to each other during activities and express their own opinions and ideas as much as possible.

This user's activities:
Can you find the picture in the textbook? Students search their textbook for pictures that match the criteria and then write a quiz for their classmates. 0
Translate the untranslatable Students try to explain Japanese words that don't have any simple English equivalents. 0
Find Someone Who... Students make their classmates find other students who match their criteria. 0
Shiritori Circle Battle Students practice spelling by playing the game "Shiritori" and trying to find a word that can complete a cycle. 0
Fish for Adjectives Students try to get their classmates to say specific adjectives by asking "What do you think about _____?" 0
Have you ____ today? Present Perfect guessing Students practice the present perfect with words like "already," "just," and "not yet" through a character guessing game. 0
Guess the Teacher - Pronouns Students practice the pronouns "he" and "she" by quizzing their classmates about teachers at their school. 0
Random Superheroes Students practice "can" grammar by making amusing randomly generated superheroes. 1
Words of Wisdom Students practice "if" by giving advice to their classmates. 0
How do you go to _____ survey Students practice "I go to ~ by ~" through a quick survey of their classmates. 0
What was your teacher in junior high? Students practice "was" by guessing what their teachers were like when they were in junior high themselves. 0
Jake's Snakes and Ladders This a simple Snakes and Ladders game I made for one of my special needs classes. 1
My JHS highlights Students reflect back on their years in junior high school and share their memories with their classmates. 0
Where should Naomi Osaka choose? Students discuss whether Naomi Osaka should choose to become a Japanese or American citizen. 0
Media Diet Students read an article and talk about their media consumption habits. 0
Thirty-six Students review recent vocabulary by quizzing each other. 0
Pitch your business Students come up with a business idea and compete to see who will get funding. 0
Comparative student search Students practice comparative grammar by stacking themselves up against their classmates. 0
Do you have ESP? Students test their classmates' powers of perception by drawing hidden shapes. 0
Superlative survey Students practice superlatives (-est only) by asking each other about people they know. 0