LESSON: 6-1-2

Target: teach & practice conversation skills; ABCs

Materials: CD & player; text; Pair Karuta print

Greeting- 2 minutes

Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat

Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia, Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohasewo, Selamat Pagi (am) (pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Janken Fours- Warm-up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes

Blackboard:

(ABCs in LARGE letters.)

W: Say 3 letters (C A B).

L: Listen & Repeat

Students- Pairs play Janken with 3 partners. Do the conversation each time, then sit down.

SING ABC song, track 3. 5 minutes.

“l m n o p q... Happy, happy, I’m happy, I can sing my ABCs.” (English style)

ALT- Lead the song first time, slowly.

Students- Sing once together slowly, then with CD.

Materials- CD and CD player

ACTIVITY- Pair Karuta- 12 minutes.

HRT & ALT- Take turns calling out a letter. Cross the letter off the blackboard.

Students- In pairs, with different color pens.

Materials- 1 Karuta print per pair

Let’s Listen- Connect the Dots. 12 minutes.

CD- Track 4.

Students-Listen & draw lines to connect the letters/ numbers.

CD- “1-J S E A M T P N B F G H O R Y C. 2-A M G D Y V O I N W S J Q H F U B. 3-W A Y 7 B Q Z C 16 2 N 12 13 19 U G 17 M F W. 4-H 18 R 3 O D 11 K J I 14 L P H”

ALT- 1-It’s Z. 2-It’s W. 3-It’s a pineapple. 4-It’s a rabbit.

Materials-CD and CD player

Telephone Game/デンゴンゲーム 12 minutes

HRT-Tell/Show students 3 letters. Tell them to ALT, too.

Students-Ss in seat rows. Last students get 3 letters from HRT. Front students point to letters on the

blackboard. Rotate teams front-to-back as time allows.

ALT-Check answers at blackboard.

Wrap-Up- 2-4 minutes

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the blackboard, and ask if anybody can see what is wrong.)

HRT to Students, in Japanese:

-What did we talk about today?

-Were there some words you already knew?

-Did you learn any new words?

-What was fun or interesting?

-What was difficult?

-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing- 1 minute

Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’

Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

LESSON: 6-1-3 Download Lesson Plan 6-1-3 in English (pdf)

Target: Teach & Practice Conversation Skills; ABCs

Materials: CD & Player; Text; Feelings Flashcards; ABC GTP prints

Greeting- 2 minutes

Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat

Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia,

Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am)

(pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Greeting II- 3 minutes

Flashcards- feelings flashcards- Good/ Fine/ OK / Hungry / Sleepy.

ALT & HRT- (Do conversation from blackboard. Play Janken first)

Blackboard- W: How are you?

L:I’m good/fine/OK/hungry/sleepy. How are you?

W: I’m good/fine/OK/hungry/sleepy.

Janken Fours- Warm-up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes

Blackboard: W) How are you?

L)L:I’m good/fine/OK/hungry/sleepy. How are you?

W: I’m good/fine/OK/hungry/sleepy.

ALT: Practice/Demo with a few volunteers before students begin.

Students: Janken 4’s- each Student with 3 other students

SING- ABC song- 3 minutes

CD- track 3. English style- ‘l-m-n o-p-r’ / ‘Happy, happy, I’m happy. I can sing my ABCs.’

Too Fast!? Sing along with ALT, slowly.

Let’s Play 1- 5 minutes

Text- pg. 8

ALT- ‘You can see 8 cards. Match the cards together to make a letter of the alphabet. What letter do they make?’ (K- E- H- R)

Students- match the 8 cards to make 4 letters.

Blackboard- Draw 2 columns of 4 points.

HRT- connect the points on the blackboard with lines to check students’ work.

Let’s Play 2- 10 minutes

Text- p. 8

ALT- This is Helen Keller. H,E,L,E,N.

This is Noguchi Hideyo. H,I,D,E,Y,O.

This is Thomas Edison. E,D,I,S,O,N.

Students- Listen & write the letters in the text.

HRT- Check work in students’ books.

Get The Picture- ABCs- 15 minutes

Materials- Print copied 3 times and cut into individual pictures. Each student gets 1 picture- 3 students with same picture make one group.

Blackboard- W) ‘C-A-T.’

L) ‘D-O-G’ = no group.

W) ‘C-A-T.’

L) ‘C-A-T’ = MAKE GROUP.

ALT & HRT- Demonstrate and explain activity. Help students who can’t read

their papers.

Students- Play Janken in pairs. Try to find another student with the same paper. Continue until making a group of 3. Groups write name ‘CAT’ on blackboard.

Wrap-Up- 3 minutes

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-

HRT to Students, in Japanese:

-What did we talk about today?

-Were there some words you already knew?

-Did you learn any new words?

-What was fun or interesting?

-What was difficult?

-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing- 1 minute

Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’

Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

## Saturday, May 30, 2009

### Lesson 2

LESSON 6-2-1 Download Lesson Plan in English (pdf)

Lesson: 1 (1 of 3)

Target: International Letter Systems / Numbers; 21 to 100

Materials: Text; 1- animals flashcards (see text pg. 10-11); Australia Points Map for all students; Interview Bingo prints

Greeting- 2 minutes

Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat

Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia, Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am) (pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Janken Fours- Warm-up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes

Students: Janken 4’s- each Student with 3 other students

Blackboard: W) 1 (3, 5, 7, ... 29)

L) 2 (4, 6, 8, ... 30)

Song- 10 Little Animals- 8 minutes

‘1 little, 2 little, 3 little animals. 4 little, 5 little, 6 little animals, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little animals. 10 little a-ni-mals...(hold up monkey card)...Monkey! (and all students repeat). 1 little, 2 little....10 little a-ni-mals...(hold up bear card)... Bear! Monkey!’ (and all students repeat each animal name in turn.)

Materials- 10 animal flashcards (include from text pg. 10-11: monkey, bear, bird, penguin, tiger, panda, elephant, giraffe; plus 2 more.)

ALT- lead students in singing. After every round, repeat current and all previous animal cards.

O-X Game- How many OO do you have?- 5 minutes

Materials: Australia Points Map for each student.

Blackboard: How many OO do you have?

ALT & HRT: Take turns asking questions to each other, and then to students (if they can do it). Answering teacher MUST SOMETIMES SAY FALSE ANSWER. Ask questions TWICE and students REPEAT. Give only TRUE answers 2nd time.

Students: 1st- Repeat after teachers (How many OO do you have?);

2nd- Raise hands AFTER teacher answers to vote if true or false (O or X).

3rd- Repeat question AGAIN after teacher.

4th- Mark 2 points on Points Map if student guessed correctly.

Activity- 5 minutes

Text: pages 10-11

Materials: Poster of text pages 10-11 to post on blackboard.

Blackboard: How many OO do you see? (Write animal names in small, then later, LARGE letters.)

ALT & HRT: Look at and discuss the Safari Park picture in the textbook.

Ask students: “What animals do you see?” “Where?” “Here?” “There?”

also- “How many bears do you see?” Bears-2; Monkeys-25; Penguin-23; Tiger-11; Panda-3; Elephants-3; Giraffe-2; Birds-32.

Help students to notice that not all the letters are English or Japanese. Bird-Arabic; Bear-Cyrillic (Russia); Monkey-Japanese hiragana; Penguin-English; Tiger-Thai; Giraffe-Swahili.

ALT: Write animal names again in LARGE letters, and ask or point out to students which are the CAPITAL letters and which are the small letters.

Numbers- Introduction- 5 minutes

Blackboard: 1,2,3.... 20. 30, 40, 50,...100. 1,000.

ALT: Lead students in counting, or Listen & Repeat the written numbers to 1,000.

Then, one at a time, write 22 33 44 55 66 on the blackboard and after each number ask students if they can say the number in English. Then write another 2 (222), 3 (333), etc., and lead students in saying the numbers. Last, write commas between the numbers: 222,333,444,555,666.

Tell the students that each COMMA has a name- thousand, million, billion & trillion- and if they can count to 999, with only 4 more words they can say numbers in English up to 999 trillion!

Students: Count along with ALT, Listen & Repeat, say the numbers.

Activity- Interview Bingo- 15 minutes

Materials- Interview Bingo print for each student.

Blackboard: W) How many tigers do you have?

L) I have 22 tigers.

ALT: Read questions from Bingo print for students to Repeat. Then reading each question one at a time again, say each answer for that animal for students to repeat. Demonstrate/explain how to play.

Students: Repeat Q & A patterns after ALT. Circle one answer on each horizontal line. Listen to ALT’s explanation. Ask questions to HRT.

HRT: Answer students’ questions in Japanese.

To Play: All students stand, and make pairs. Pairs Janken. Winner asks the question, Loser answers and Winner marks an X at that position. Students with 5 X’s in a row make Bingo!, and write their names on the blackboard.

ALT/HRT: Congratulate winners and award 1 point for each X on students’ prints (to color in on Australia Points Map).

Wrap-Up - 2 minutes

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the

blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-

HRT to Students, in Japanese:

-What did we talk about today?

-Were there some words you already knew?

-Did you learn any new words?

-What was fun or interesting?

-What was difficult?

-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing- 1 minute

Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’

Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

LESSON 6-2-2 Download lesson in English (pdf)

Lesson: 2 (2 of 3)

Target: Numbers 1-100; Small & Large ABCs

Materials: CD & player; Text

Greeting-2 min

Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat

Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia,

Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am)

(pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Numbers Practice-5 min

ALT: Say numbers in 3’s (1-2-3) to 100.

Students: Listen & Repeat

Numbers Activity-10 min

Students: Count off your Student number in order, 1-by-1. All Ss repeat. If

Ss can, keep going in order to 100.

HRT & ALT: *If Ss are doing poorly, write on the bboard: (total no. of Ss)

34 + 1 (2,3,4...). Say ‘34 plus 1 is...35’ and have S#1 (2,3,4...) stand up again.

In round 3, 68+1 is ...

Janken Fours- Warm-up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes

Students: Janken 4’s- each Student w/ 3人

Blackboard: W) (Say Student Number) ‘27’

L) (Listen & Repeat) ‘27’, (Say Student Number) ‘13’.

W) (Listen & Repeat) ‘13’.

Let’s Listen-15 min

Students: Listen to the CD and color the numbered blocks in your text.

CD: No. 1- track #10 (Each track repeats itself once.)-

31, 24, 33, 78, 60, 28, 49, 40 and 95. What number do you see?

That’s right, it’s the number 54.

No. 2- track #11. 81, 86, 97, 43, 92, 32, 25, 73, 16, 54, 67, 39 and 95.

What number do you see? It’s the number 192. This is a special

number in the world. Can you guess why? .. It’s the number of

countries in the world.

How about the number 54? It’s a special number, too. Can you guess

why?.... This is the number of countries where people use English.

Discussion

Blackboard: 6,500- number of spoken languages in the world (2000 have less than 100 speakers). Chinese-1,075,000,000; English-514 Million; Hindustani (India)-496 M; Spanish (Spain, Mexico, S. America)-425 M; Russian-275 M.; #9 Japanese-125 M.

ALT & HRT: Discuss the numbers of languages and number of speakers of each-

Which is the largest? Where are the languages spoken? (See this link for a good discussion of numbers of speakers.)

Introduce Small Letters- 10 min

Blackboard: A B C D E F G.... (large letters on top)

a b c d e f g.... (small letters under same big letter)

HRT: Which letters have the same shape?

Students: Volunteers come forward and circle letters of similar shape

(Cc, Jj, Kk, Oo, Pp, Ss, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz).

HRT: Next, let’s find some letters in the classroom... on your pencil case, on

your shirts, etc.. Are there any letters you see in the classroom?

Students: Come to the blackboard- show the letter you found and point to

the same letter on the blackboard.

Wrap-Up-3 min

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the

blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-

HRT to Students, in Japanese:

-What did we talk about today?

-Were there some words you already knew?

-Did you learn any new words?

-What was fun or interesting?

-What was difficult?

-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing-1 min

Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’

Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

Lesson: 1 (1 of 3)

Target: International Letter Systems / Numbers; 21 to 100

Materials: Text; 1- animals flashcards (see text pg. 10-11); Australia Points Map for all students; Interview Bingo prints

Greeting- 2 minutes

Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat

Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia, Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am) (pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Janken Fours- Warm-up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes

Students: Janken 4’s- each Student with 3 other students

Blackboard: W) 1 (3, 5, 7, ... 29)

L) 2 (4, 6, 8, ... 30)

Song- 10 Little Animals- 8 minutes

‘1 little, 2 little, 3 little animals. 4 little, 5 little, 6 little animals, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little animals. 10 little a-ni-mals...(hold up monkey card)...Monkey! (and all students repeat). 1 little, 2 little....10 little a-ni-mals...(hold up bear card)... Bear! Monkey!’ (and all students repeat each animal name in turn.)

Materials- 10 animal flashcards (include from text pg. 10-11: monkey, bear, bird, penguin, tiger, panda, elephant, giraffe; plus 2 more.)

ALT- lead students in singing. After every round, repeat current and all previous animal cards.

O-X Game- How many OO do you have?- 5 minutes

Materials: Australia Points Map for each student.

Blackboard: How many OO do you have?

ALT & HRT: Take turns asking questions to each other, and then to students (if they can do it). Answering teacher MUST SOMETIMES SAY FALSE ANSWER. Ask questions TWICE and students REPEAT. Give only TRUE answers 2nd time.

Students: 1st- Repeat after teachers (How many OO do you have?);

2nd- Raise hands AFTER teacher answers to vote if true or false (O or X).

3rd- Repeat question AGAIN after teacher.

4th- Mark 2 points on Points Map if student guessed correctly.

Activity- 5 minutes

Text: pages 10-11

Materials: Poster of text pages 10-11 to post on blackboard.

Blackboard: How many OO do you see? (Write animal names in small, then later, LARGE letters.)

ALT & HRT: Look at and discuss the Safari Park picture in the textbook.

Ask students: “What animals do you see?” “Where?” “Here?” “There?”

also- “How many bears do you see?” Bears-2; Monkeys-25; Penguin-23; Tiger-11; Panda-3; Elephants-3; Giraffe-2; Birds-32.

Help students to notice that not all the letters are English or Japanese. Bird-Arabic; Bear-Cyrillic (Russia); Monkey-Japanese hiragana; Penguin-English; Tiger-Thai; Giraffe-Swahili.

ALT: Write animal names again in LARGE letters, and ask or point out to students which are the CAPITAL letters and which are the small letters.

Numbers- Introduction- 5 minutes

Blackboard: 1,2,3.... 20. 30, 40, 50,...100. 1,000.

ALT: Lead students in counting, or Listen & Repeat the written numbers to 1,000.

Then, one at a time, write 22 33 44 55 66 on the blackboard and after each number ask students if they can say the number in English. Then write another 2 (222), 3 (333), etc., and lead students in saying the numbers. Last, write commas between the numbers: 222,333,444,555,666.

Tell the students that each COMMA has a name- thousand, million, billion & trillion- and if they can count to 999, with only 4 more words they can say numbers in English up to 999 trillion!

Students: Count along with ALT, Listen & Repeat, say the numbers.

Activity- Interview Bingo- 15 minutes

Materials- Interview Bingo print for each student.

Blackboard: W) How many tigers do you have?

L) I have 22 tigers.

ALT: Read questions from Bingo print for students to Repeat. Then reading each question one at a time again, say each answer for that animal for students to repeat. Demonstrate/explain how to play.

Students: Repeat Q & A patterns after ALT. Circle one answer on each horizontal line. Listen to ALT’s explanation. Ask questions to HRT.

HRT: Answer students’ questions in Japanese.

To Play: All students stand, and make pairs. Pairs Janken. Winner asks the question, Loser answers and Winner marks an X at that position. Students with 5 X’s in a row make Bingo!, and write their names on the blackboard.

ALT/HRT: Congratulate winners and award 1 point for each X on students’ prints (to color in on Australia Points Map).

Wrap-Up - 2 minutes

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the

blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-

HRT to Students, in Japanese:

-What did we talk about today?

-Were there some words you already knew?

-Did you learn any new words?

-What was fun or interesting?

-What was difficult?

-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing- 1 minute

Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’

Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

LESSON 6-2-2 Download lesson in English (pdf)

Lesson: 2 (2 of 3)

Target: Numbers 1-100; Small & Large ABCs

Materials: CD & player; Text

Greeting-2 min

Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat

Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia,

Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am)

(pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Numbers Practice-5 min

ALT: Say numbers in 3’s (1-2-3) to 100.

Students: Listen & Repeat

Numbers Activity-10 min

Students: Count off your Student number in order, 1-by-1. All Ss repeat. If

Ss can, keep going in order to 100.

HRT & ALT: *If Ss are doing poorly, write on the bboard: (total no. of Ss)

34 + 1 (2,3,4...). Say ‘34 plus 1 is...35’ and have S#1 (2,3,4...) stand up again.

In round 3, 68+1 is ...

Janken Fours- Warm-up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes

Students: Janken 4’s- each Student w/ 3人

Blackboard: W) (Say Student Number) ‘27’

L) (Listen & Repeat) ‘27’, (Say Student Number) ‘13’.

W) (Listen & Repeat) ‘13’.

Let’s Listen-15 min

Students: Listen to the CD and color the numbered blocks in your text.

CD: No. 1- track #10 (Each track repeats itself once.)-

31, 24, 33, 78, 60, 28, 49, 40 and 95. What number do you see?

That’s right, it’s the number 54.

No. 2- track #11. 81, 86, 97, 43, 92, 32, 25, 73, 16, 54, 67, 39 and 95.

What number do you see? It’s the number 192. This is a special

number in the world. Can you guess why? .. It’s the number of

countries in the world.

How about the number 54? It’s a special number, too. Can you guess

why?.... This is the number of countries where people use English.

Discussion

Blackboard: 6,500- number of spoken languages in the world (2000 have less than 100 speakers). Chinese-1,075,000,000; English-514 Million; Hindustani (India)-496 M; Spanish (Spain, Mexico, S. America)-425 M; Russian-275 M.; #9 Japanese-125 M.

ALT & HRT: Discuss the numbers of languages and number of speakers of each-

Which is the largest? Where are the languages spoken? (See this link for a good discussion of numbers of speakers.)

Introduce Small Letters- 10 min

Blackboard: A B C D E F G.... (large letters on top)

a b c d e f g.... (small letters under same big letter)

HRT: Which letters have the same shape?

Students: Volunteers come forward and circle letters of similar shape

(Cc, Jj, Kk, Oo, Pp, Ss, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz).

HRT: Next, let’s find some letters in the classroom... on your pencil case, on

your shirts, etc.. Are there any letters you see in the classroom?

Students: Come to the blackboard- show the letter you found and point to

the same letter on the blackboard.

Wrap-Up-3 min

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the

blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-

HRT to Students, in Japanese:

-What did we talk about today?

-Were there some words you already knew?

-Did you learn any new words?

-What was fun or interesting?

-What was difficult?

-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing-1 min

Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’

Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

### Lesson 3

LESSON: 6-3-4

Lesson: 4 (4 of 4)

Target: When Is Your Birthday?; Month's Names

Materials: CD & player; Text; Reusable Paper for each Pair; 2 dice

Greeting- 2 minutes

Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat (some or all)

Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia, Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am) (pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Janken 4’s- Warm-Up/Review/Conversation Skills Practice- 3 minutes

ALT/HRT: Janken and do the conversation first together, then with a few

students to practice/demonstrate.

Students: Each student Janken and Converse with 3 others in groups of 4

Blackboard: W) (誕生月 in English)/(your birth month in English) June

L) Say the month’s name in Japanese.

Chant #1- Month’s Names- 4 minutes

Blackboard: January, February, ... December

CD: Track 15

ALT/HRT: Listen & Repeat month’s names before singing chant together

Students: Listen & Repeat after ALT/HRT. Sing chant together.

Pair Karuta- Month’s Names- 10 minutes

Materials: Reuasable paper (A4), one for each pair

Blackboard: January, February, ... December

Students: In pairs, write 1-12 in random places on A4 paper. Then, listen to ALT/HRT and try to get the month by number. Using different colored pens/pencils, circle the numbers you get.

ALT/HRT: Call out month’s names. Cross them off the blackboard.

Finish with Hand Sandwich.

Ordinal Number Practice- 5 minutes

Blackboard: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th....31st

ALT: Call out numbers 1-31 as you write them on the blackboard. Students with birthdays on those days raise hands (or stand) and repeat.

Chant #2/Activity- When is your birthday?- 8 minutes

Materials: 2 dice.

Blackboard: When is your birthday? X3

My birthday is (in)....

January, February, .... December

ALT: Lead the chant. Each time at the end, roll the dice to choose a month’s name (any repeat = 1 = January).

Students: All stand and chant along. If your birth month’s name is chosen, you can sit down.

Activity- When is your birthday? Interview- 10 minutes

Materials: Text, page 21

Blackboard: W) When is your birthday?

L) My birthday is June 16th.

Students: Play Janken with friends, winner asks When is your birthday? and writes their friends’ names and birthdays onto page 21.

ALT/HRT: Introduce activity by demonstration (next, to check understanding, ask students to explain in Japanese).

Wrap-Up- 3 minutes

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the

blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-

HRT to Students, in Japanese:

-What did we talk about today?

-Were there some words you already knew?

-Did you learn any new words?

-What was fun or interesting?

-What was difficult?

-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing- 1 minute

Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’

Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

Lesson: 4 (4 of 4)

Target: When Is Your Birthday?; Month's Names

Materials: CD & player; Text; Reusable Paper for each Pair; 2 dice

Greeting- 2 minutes

Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat (some or all)

Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia, Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am) (pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Janken 4’s- Warm-Up/Review/Conversation Skills Practice- 3 minutes

ALT/HRT: Janken and do the conversation first together, then with a few

students to practice/demonstrate.

Students: Each student Janken and Converse with 3 others in groups of 4

Blackboard: W) (誕生月 in English)/(your birth month in English) June

L) Say the month’s name in Japanese.

Chant #1- Month’s Names- 4 minutes

Blackboard: January, February, ... December

CD: Track 15

ALT/HRT: Listen & Repeat month’s names before singing chant together

Students: Listen & Repeat after ALT/HRT. Sing chant together.

Pair Karuta- Month’s Names- 10 minutes

Materials: Reuasable paper (A4), one for each pair

Blackboard: January, February, ... December

Students: In pairs, write 1-12 in random places on A4 paper. Then, listen to ALT/HRT and try to get the month by number. Using different colored pens/pencils, circle the numbers you get.

ALT/HRT: Call out month’s names. Cross them off the blackboard.

Finish with Hand Sandwich.

Ordinal Number Practice- 5 minutes

Blackboard: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th....31st

ALT: Call out numbers 1-31 as you write them on the blackboard. Students with birthdays on those days raise hands (or stand) and repeat.

Chant #2/Activity- When is your birthday?- 8 minutes

Materials: 2 dice.

Blackboard: When is your birthday? X3

My birthday is (in)....

January, February, .... December

ALT: Lead the chant. Each time at the end, roll the dice to choose a month’s name (any repeat = 1 = January).

Students: All stand and chant along. If your birth month’s name is chosen, you can sit down.

Activity- When is your birthday? Interview- 10 minutes

Materials: Text, page 21

Blackboard: W) When is your birthday?

L) My birthday is June 16th.

Students: Play Janken with friends, winner asks When is your birthday? and writes their friends’ names and birthdays onto page 21.

ALT/HRT: Introduce activity by demonstration (next, to check understanding, ask students to explain in Japanese).

Wrap-Up- 3 minutes

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the

blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-

HRT to Students, in Japanese:

-What did we talk about today?

-Were there some words you already knew?

-Did you learn any new words?

-What was fun or interesting?

-What was difficult?

-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing- 1 minute

Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’

Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

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