Critical Thinking

Skills Development

Develops students' critical thinking skills.

Recent activities
Could you tell me how to get to Fukuoka Airport?

This Ppt/worksheet is for the Year 3 Sunshine textbook for giving directions, although it could probably be modified for other textbooks.

Picture Sentence Matching

A game to practice the "Question words + to-infinitive" grammar (for ex. "how to" or "where to").

Bomb

Bomb activity to practice any Yes / No question type grammar points.

Story

Students piece together a story while practicing grammar from the semester / year. Students read, write, listen, and speak in this activity.

You Make the Rules! (have to/must)

Students pretend they're the leader of the school and can change any school rules they want!

Jeopardy Unit Review

Jeopardy game show style PowerPoint to review multiple grammar and vocabulary from different lessons in various question format. Best used to review before a unit test.

Pokemon Evolution Was Were

Use different pokemon evolutions to have the students practice "was" and "were."

Gimme Gimme

An activity that has students running around to give you the item you ask for while practicing "This is / That is" and "Here you are."

Guess the Doraemon character

Students read descriptions of Doraemon characters (who have different names in English) and try to guess what their original Japanese names are.

Past Simple Mystery Game "Who Dunnit"

A "Who Dunnit" game where the class are detectives and interview five students to solve a mystery

Martin Luther King Jr Crossword

Martin Luther King Jr Crossword

Translate the untranslatable

Students try to explain Japanese words that don't have any simple English equivalents.

The Ogasawara Islands - Word search

This is a word search using the story about The Ogasawara Islands

"I think" game and writing

Students practice expressing their honest opinions with "I think" while playing a game and then writing about what they said during the game.

World Weird Festivals

This activity can be a sort of quiz game for the students while practicing the "I think (that)... sentence pattern. Though it can be used with any other grammar lessons, like verb tenses.

Agree Writing Practice

Students practice writing why or why not they agree with certain controversial statements.

Guess How Many

Students go to different stations in the classroom and try and guess how many items are in a bag/container at each station.

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."

What's In The Bag

Students ask yes/no questions about something hidden in a bag until they guess it.

Weekend Diary

Students race to read and write sentences and complete the passage.

True Or False

Students listen and decide whether various sentences are true.

Land Of The Blind

Students work in pair teams; one blindfolded while the other issues commands to move around the room and avoid getting caught by the Oni (Devil) team.

Pyramid Game

Students have to think of English words, phrases and sentences in order to help other students understand the mystery word.

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.

Halloween Jeopardy

Jeopardy game to help your students learn about the ancient Halloween mysteries.

What do you think about drones?

Students read a short passage about drones and write their opinions on how they should be used.

Corrections

Help your students avoid and learn from common mistakes by having them correct sentences.

Class Rules

Students practice "must" and "must not" by thinking about the rules of various classes in English.

Plural noun spelling category guessing

Students try to intuit why some words in English end their plural form with -es.

Odd One Out

Students practice explaining reasons by quizzing each other with lists of four items - which one of them is the odd one out?

Collaborative review of New Crown 1

This is a review of the first 40 pages of NC1. A collaborative lesson where all members of each group have a role. Students need to work together to complete the task.


Top 5 activities
  • 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.
  • World Weird Festivals This activity can be a sort of quiz game for the students while practicing the "I think (that)... sentence pattern. Though it can be used with any other grammar lessons, like verb tenses.
  • You Make the Rules! (have to/must) Students pretend they're the leader of the school and can change any school rules they want!
  • Corrections Help your students avoid and learn from common mistakes by having them correct sentences.
  • Jeopardy Unit Review Jeopardy game show style PowerPoint to review multiple grammar and vocabulary from different lessons in various question format. Best used to review before a unit test.
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