Warm-ups

Top 10 Elementary Warm-ups
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter
  • Liar Liar Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not.
  • Karuta A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.
  • Simple Karuta A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.
  • Karuta: Alternative Different ways of playing karuta games
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Can I use your Battleship?

Can I use your battleship? Let students practice many "Can I use your..." sentences and have fun playing the classic Battleship game.

Can I play Janken?

Students try to get bingo by asking for favors/permission using `Can you/Can I...` questions.

Can you job hunt?

A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?"

Hobbies and Stuff Template

This is a multiple choice quiz about the ALT's family or friends. It requires a lot of editing to use.

Psionic Powers Warm Up and Unscramble Sentences

A short and somewhat silly warm up for indirect questions and then a sentences to unscramble worksheet.

Battle Cards and Introduction Quiz

This is an amazing card game created by a Nagaoka ALT named Scott. It is based on the eigomon card game from Englipedia.

Let's Talk 8 How far and How to get there

Three activities I use with this lesson, a 'janken' card collecting game, a distance quiz and then making and memorizing dialogues.

Let's Talk 6 Will you take a message

A few worksheets I use for this New Crown Lesson

Totally Awesome Quiz Game

This is a general use quiz game for various group quizes. It is a variation on the typhoon game.

SOCCER GAME

A 'janken based' pair game useful for practicing many patterns. It is most useful for 'Yes' and 'No' question patterns.

Superlative Challenge

A short silly group activity to practice or introduce superlative writing. It can be adjusted easily for adverbs.

Pronunciation tree Th and Z

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.

Pronunciation tree S and TH

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.

Pronunciation tree B and V

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.

Say the Word

Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet.

It's too expensive (2nd grade Let's Talk Seven)

New Crown Let's Talk Seven. This is a short powerpoint quiz and a worksheet for practicing the shopping dialogue.

Speed Circling

A karuta styled activity to be played in pairs.

Information Gathering

Very short mingler interviews.

ODD ONE OUT

A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes.

BATTLESHIP (template only)

This is a short powerpoint version of battleship. It can used as an introduction to a pair battleship game or maybe an activity with a smaller class.