Junior High School

In Japan, Junior High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 12 and 15 years old. English is a full, required subject and consists of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Much of the curriculum is designed around the grammar points and vocabulary used for school entrance exams.

Newest activities

Calvin and Hobbes writing

Have your students practice present progressive or past tense using Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.

Travel Agents Use Gerunds

Students become 'travel agents' and use gerunds to promote a prefecture.

Let's Interview Our Friends (Sunshine 3, Prog 8)

Interviewing students and teachers while using the relative pronoun.

Robert's Canada Facts

Sort of an English Board I used to put up in my schools

Hayabusa 2 English/Science Poster

Simple poster explaining JAXA's Hayabusa 2 project and its relationship to Australia.


Introduction into Brazil

The UK - an introduction

Introducing the UK to the students

Textbook Treasure Hunt

Textbook treasure hunt activity to review grammar and content from Sunshine 3, Programs 1 through 7.

My Dream Burger Set

Students draw and write using prepositions to describe their dream burger set.

Name 5 (who, which, that)

'Name 5'-style trivia game that uses relative pronouns (who, which, that e.g. Sunshine 3 Program 7)

Movie Star

Movie making activity to practice the relative pronoun "who." (Ex: He is a student who likes English.)

They/them as singular pronouns

A simple introduction via PowerPoint to show several ways in which we use "they" and "them".

My Room

A room drawing activity to practice the "There is / There are" grammar.

Forest Jeopardy Quiz Game

A topic based quiz game inspired by the TV program Jeopardy

Vocabulary Spell-A-Thon

This game allows you to review vocabulary with the students by testing their listening and writing skills in pairs. Suitable for JHS and SHS, as well as low-level SHS students.

What's in the park?

Group activity where students practice asking "Is there/Are there?" questions with locations (in, on, under, by). Made with New Horizons 2 Unit 6.2 in mind.

Airplane Crash

An activity to practice the "There is / There are" grammar by having the students search an airplane crash site.

Sunshine Year 3 Project 8 Writing Rubric

A rubric for writing an essay about a Japanese event or festival.

Family Tree Game

In groups, students listen to questions from the ALT about family members in a family tree and race to answer the question correctly. This is for the "who" grammar point.

Weird Festivals!

"Is there a _______ festival?" (insert weird festival)


Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 11
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?' 10
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 9
  • Battle for Japan A write and race game based on the Senkoku Jidai quiz game found on the Englipedia site. 8
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 7
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 6
  • Magic Quiz A family feud style quiz game 6
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 5
  • Mario Phonics Review B and V Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme. 5
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 5