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.
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
  • 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.
  • Who am I? Quiz A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."
  • Portrait (Funny Drawing Activity) This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.
  • 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
  • Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Karuta: Alternative

Different ways of playing karuta games

Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.

Follow the instructions

This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English.

Once Around Board Game

Practice third year grammar point 'we want you to do something' with an exciting board game.

As Good as it Gets Point Get Game

This is a short activity for practicing the 'As ~ As' grammar point.

Animals Doing Stuff

This is a write and race group activity. The students will see images of animals doing things then race to write sentences about those actions.

Gestures and Janken Sign Game

A short sign game that works as a warm up when practicing present progressive questions.

Which is taller? Comparatives quiz

A quiz using comparatives. Warm up activity.

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.