Warm-ups

Top 10 Elementary Warm-ups
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
  • Drawing Dash You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?
  • Phonics Worksheets and Presentations This is a collection of phonics worksheets and a few presentations I've used over the last two years.
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
  • ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter
  • Teacher Can You~? Basic Interview the ALT and JTE to get Yes or No answers to Can you~~ questions.
  • Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals
  • Hot Potato Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.
  • Canada Quizzes Three choice quizzes I use when first start at schools. Might be useful for other ALTs from Canada.
  • STORY TIME Two powerpoint stories for very young classes
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z)

A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.

Are you From DokoDoko?

Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures.

Comparative and Superlative Review Quiz

This is a three choice quiz meant to review comparative and superlative grammar points.

Uno Like Card Games

A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish

Drawing Dash

You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?

Small Talk

A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students

Phonics Worksheets and Presentations

This is a collection of phonics worksheets and a few presentations I've used over the last two years.

Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game

The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals

Pronunciation Tree - B and V

A warm up activity that lets students practice the contrast between difficult sounds.

Pronunciation Tree L and R

A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds.

Zoltar the Fortune Teller

This is a simple and mildly amusing way to introduce 'which' questions for a first grade class. It can be edited for a second grade classes studying 'Which do you like better'

He is a... / She is a... matching game.

A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..."

Hot Potato

Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.

Twisted Pictionary

Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it.

ABC Dominoes

A simple ABC game where students match upper/lowercase domino letters.

ABC and abc Window Game

The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter

ZOMBIE ATTACK powerpoint Game

This is a colorful powerpoint game along with a sign game and some follow up writing I often use with it.

Teacher Can You~?

Basic Interview the ALT and JTE to get Yes or No answers to Can you~~ questions.

Chain Game

Simple Mingler Style Games

Liar Liar

Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not.