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

Typhoon

Students answer various English questions in hopes to choose a square from a grid and receive points while trying to avoid the evil typhoon squares.

Who Is Your Classmate

Students fill out a worksheet about themselves, and then do an activity where they try to guess who their friends are based upon the hints they wrote on their worksheets.

Can you ~ ?_Telephone Skit

JHS Year 1 Telephone skit. Grammar point is "Can you ~ ?" *request form

Up And Down

Students play a Snake & Ladders type of game while practicing present continuous form and also the past tense singular/plural forms.

Sentaku Poetry

This lesson teaches the students the basics of how to write two types of poetry—acrostic and persona.

Explain the Culture

Use either as a poster for 'say the word' or as cards for 'taboo' and 'karuta'

Finger Twister

Students practice the days of the week by playing Twister using their fingers.

Sengoku Jidai PPT

A version of Sengoku Jidai made in Powerpoint. Instead of answers starting with the same letter as the prefecture, it has questions relating to the prefecture itself.

Make A Face

Students connect numbers to the correct phrases and finally to the appropriate pictures.

'Be' Verb Fruit Basket

Students play the Japanese favorite Fruit Basket game using the verb 'to be'.

Secret Sentence

Students must use their powers of deduction to guess the hidden sentence on the board.

Printable alphabet themed wordsearch

A set of wordsearches with a list of words relating to each letter of the alphabet (work in progress)

Spongy Intros

The aim of this worksheet is to help 1st graders practice self-introductions and understand its format structure.

How To Get Around School

This lesson should be used as a review activity AFTER the students already know how to ask and express directions.

Is There Any Milk?

This is an activity to practice using countable and non-countable nouns.

Zapper Zoo

A write and race powerpoint game. Useful for review.

Whose ~ is it?

Students listen to the ALT and JTE's conversation using possessive grammar and write what they heard.

Actionnaire

Students practice saying prepositional sentences and watch them come true right in front of their eyes.

Trip Diary

Students write about their class trips.

Janken, Change, Retire

Students work in pairs to answer two questions in order for their pair to retire from the game.

Textbooks

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. 10
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?' 9
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 9
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 7
  • Battle for Japan A write and race game based on the Senkoku Jidai quiz game found on the Englipedia site. 7
  • Magic Quiz A family feud style quiz game 6
  • 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
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 5
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 4