First Year Activities

Unit Page Time
(min)
Activity Name
Speaking

Reading

Writing

Listening
Description
6 50 50 Alien Abuduction Students design and write about their own aliens
Warm Up 4 5 Alphabet Dot to Dot Students draw a picture in alphabetical order
Warm Up 4 10 Alphabet Race Students compete in a karuta-like game of first to the board wins
Warm Up 4 5 Alphabet Sequence Students circle the letters in alphabetical order
Warm Up 4 10 Alphabet Sudoku Sudoku using alphabet letters
Warm Up 4 20 Alphabetical Order Students are asked questions in Japanese about the English alphabet
1 14 15 Corrective Detective Students look for punctuation and spelling errors
Warm Up 8 15 Cryptograms Students decode a message in English
3 26 15 Do you like music Information exchange game
5 50 30 Let’s interview Interview game using third-person verb conjugation
5 42 20 Let’s Practice Plurals Students rewrite singular words as plurals
8 81 20 Let’s Review Students rewrite sentences in question form
2 24 30 My Friend Students introduce a friend using third-person "be" verbs
3 28 10 Pass the Ball Students practice "I like" and "I play" using balls from various sports
6 50 30 Talking About Others Students introduce a friend using third-person (verbs + s/es)
6 50 30 Third Person Conjugation Challenge Students circle answers and fill in the blanks to practice third-person verbs
11 108 15 Verb Conjugation Students fill in the blanks to practice various verb tenses
3 30 25 Who are you? Interview; each student has to find all character cards
7 64 15 Are you Dobunezumi? Character based interview game
Warm Up 4 20 ABC Flashcards Students revise alphabet then turn letters into monsters
1 18 30 Are you from? Students ask each other their nationality and get signatures from each national
11 108 20 Are you lying? Students write a dialogue for other students to judge True or False
9 82 10 Are-you-studying English? Fill blanks and do crossword
9 82 50 Audio Story Students use audio visual prompts to write a story
11 108 25 Broken Squares Students use past tense to Q and A. Collect cards that may form a square
10 94 30 Can and Cannot Kinesthetic activities for introducing Unit 10
10 96 15 Can You..? Interview using, ‘can you…?’, followed by writing
10 94 50 Can you interview? Matching, ordering, composing, interviewing exercises, and group reporting
10 94 20 Can you say yes? Students select people for a desired answer in order to attain a goal
Warm Up 9 10 Days of the week Wordsearch
11 108 20 Did you do your homework? Target response interviewing
11 108 30 Did you eat ramen? Students interview ALT for target response
11 108 20 Did you play volleyball yesterday? Past tense Q and A board game
3 30 30 Do you like…? Scaffolding toward student led interview
3 30 30 Do you play Othello? Student led interview and writing in the third person
6 52 30 Does Sally like Doraemon? A and B worksheet interview task and writing in the third person
10 86 15 Don’t do that Students swap sentences to complete a gap-fill exercise
9 86 50 Don't listen to ABK147 Combined gap fill and matching exercise, creative writing and reporting
6 50 30 Doraemon likes mushrooms Team exercise: whispering reverse pictionary
6 50 10 Elmo likes bananas Listening comprehension exercise; students circle
9 84 20 Error Check Students find errors in a number of written sentences
1 28 10 Error Check U1 and 3 Students find errors in a number of written sentences
3 35 10 Error Check U3 Students find errors in a number of written sentences
4 43 10 Error Check U4 Students find errors in a number of written sentences
5 49 10 Error Check U5 Students find errors in a number of written sentences
6 59 10 Error Check U6 Students find errors in a number of written sentences
7 71 10 Error Check U7 Students find errors in a number of written sentences
4 40 30 Getting to know you Student role play to complete table
7 60 50 Guess Who Students play a version of the classic game
9 92 15 How do I go to Izumi? Students complete a gap fill exercise, do simple translations, then ask their teacher questions
5 46 35 How many books do you have? Multiples of the same word find-a-word. Interview and writing tasks
5 46 10 How many sports do you play? Students count and tabulate their, and their friend's, responses
7 62 10 How's the weather? A and B worksheet interview
7 62 20 Human Clock Kinesthetic activity: students make clocks with their bodies
3 32 15 I don't like Mickey Mouse Students use worksheet to have conversation in English about cultural icons
3 30 20 I have a question Students answer questions based on their preferences
6 54 20 I like dogs Students score football goals based on their partners prior variable selection
11 104 15 I lived in Vietnam Written exercises and interview game
8 74 15 I Me My Mine Revision of personal pronouns through gap-fill exercise
2 22 15 Is that…? Students ask what the picture is on each flashcard
9 82 50 Is Verbing Find a word with interview and group work gesture game
11 106 25 Joe's busy weekend Karuta storytelling using past tense
9 82 20 Kazu is playing the piano Students write ten sentences using template the translate three
5 44 20 Let's go to a restaurant Numeracy and literacy exercise; writing a composition
10 94 50 Let's set up a new school Students create school using can and can't for school rules
10 102 40 May I Making requests structured role play
Warm Up 13 10 Minimal Pairs Worksheets for practicing simple minimal pairs
5 48 50 Monkey See, Monkey Do Board game in which students must follow orders if they are to progress
5 46 50 Monster Face Drawing monsters then describing to partner
6 50 20 My friend Koriki Choshu Students write seven sentences about their friend. Students then introduce friend to peers
3 30 50 My name is Caesar. I like tripe Self-introduction game requiring students to write meishi
4 36 20 Mystery Boxes Using tactile learning students guess what they are holding in the mystery box
11 106 15 Past and Present Worksheet: conjugate verbs, then gap-fill
11 106 30 Past Tense Board Game: Chance Hop-scotch style game with the element of chance
11 106 50 Past Tense Irregular Verbs Dictionary use, table gap fill, coloured card sentence construction and extension
11 104 50 Past Tense Regular Verbs Worksheet providing context for grammar
8 72 20 Prepositions board game Group game; one student is game master; they ask questions
11 108 20 Read and Run Readers run across the room, writers scribe what they hear
6 56 30 Review Test Tests student understanding of grammar from previous units
6 58 30 Speaking Plus 1 Translation exercise
7 67 30 Spend Holidays Student led dictation exercise
10 100 10 Sudoku Question Words Students use rules of sudoku to complete question word sudoku
7 62 50 Telling the Time Students add times to several clocks and use time in their daily routine
11 108 30 The Gnome Went Past tense reading and comprehension. Also extension activity
5 44 15 The S Game Group game; sit in circle, add plural s to vocabulary on cards
8 74 50 This is Yuki's grammar ball Basketball inspired guess who grammar fun
9 82 25 Three Part Relay Small group relay; gesturer, assigner and writer
6 59 50 Unit 6 Review Listening, reading, writing, drawing and speaking activities for 3rd person review
9 82 30 What are they doing? Milling exercise. A and B worksheets
9 84 20 What are you doing now? Gap-fill, battleships and translation
9 84 20 What are you doing? Students sequence dialogue; then ask peers for information to complete table
11 108 10 What did you do last night? A and B worksheets; Q and A to get information for tabulation
4 40 30 What do you want to do? Flashcards. Writing exercise worksheet
4 40 20 What do you have? Q and A with drawing
4 40 20 What do you have for breakfast? Students make a strange menu to share with their peers
4 38 20 What's your favourite subject? School subject signature retrieval activity
4 36 10 What is this? Students given close up images to base their compositions on
10 98 15 What month is it? Simple cross only word puzzle
7 62 20 What time do you…? Interview; time and writing about a friend in the third person
7 62 10 What time is it now in Sendai? Gap-fill exercise
10 98 50 When can…? Applying When, Where, What and Who in role-play activity
8 72 40 Where Dictation exercise that uses prepositions and student drawings
7 66 20 Which house is yours? Guessing game based on choice in variables
10 100 20 Which Karuta? Different version of karuta requiring quick translation skills
3 32 20 Who am I? Guessing game based on choice in variables
3 30 15 Who are y'all?a> Students ask questions to identify their partner's secret identity
7 60 15 Who is Mr. Otomo? A and B worksheets; Q and A to get information for gap-fill
8 72 50 Who Murdered Mr. Bear Dictation and translation lesson. Students use clues to solve mystery
8 74 10 Whose cap is this? A and B worksheets; Q and A to get information for gap-fill
8 74 10 Whose eyebrows are these? A and B worksheets; Q and A to get information for gap-fill
7 64 50 World Languages Grammar drill, multiple languages, and non-verbal communication exercises
9 82-83 25 What is Mario doing? Students describe what characters are doing
7 63 25 World Report Students interview to find times and weather for various places around the world
9 90-91 30-40 Little Red Choose your own adventure game for learning directions
7 63 10 What time is it? Students use all four skills to practice the present continuous tense">Description