Jake W

Home country: USA

Location: Nagano

User bio: I've taught Junior High in Japan for 7 years. I try to have students talk to each other during activities and express their own opinions and ideas as much as possible.

This user's activities:
Guess the teacher adjectives Students choose one teacher at their school, apply adjectives to them, and play guess-who with their classmates. 0
Who is the ALT? Guessing game This is my self-introduction activity for Junior High School. Students guess about the ALT before getting to know them. 0
My Dream School Week Students practice school subject names by constructing their dream schedule. 1
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. 1
Can you find the picture in the textbook? Students search their textbook for pictures that match the criteria and then write a quiz for their classmates. 0
Translate the untranslatable Students try to explain Japanese words that don't have any simple English equivalents. 0
Find Someone Who... Students make their classmates find other students who match their criteria. 0
Shiritori Circle Battle Students practice spelling by playing the game "Shiritori" and trying to find a word that can complete a cycle. 0
Fish for Adjectives Students try to get their classmates to say specific adjectives by asking "What do you think about _____?" 0
Have you ____ today? Present Perfect guessing Students practice the present perfect with words like "already," "just," and "not yet" through a character guessing game. 0
Guess the Teacher - Pronouns Students practice the pronouns "he" and "she" by quizzing their classmates about teachers at their school. 0
Random Superheroes Students practice "can" grammar by making amusing randomly generated superheroes. 1
Words of Wisdom Students practice "if" by giving advice to their classmates. 1
How do you go to _____ survey Students practice "I go to ~ by ~" through a quick survey of their classmates. 0
What was your teacher in junior high? Students practice "was" by guessing what their teachers were like when they were in junior high themselves. 0
Jake's Snakes and Ladders This a simple Snakes and Ladders game I made for one of my special needs classes. 1
My JHS highlights Students reflect back on their years in junior high school and share their memories with their classmates. 1
Where should Naomi Osaka choose? Students discuss whether Naomi Osaka should choose to become a Japanese or American citizen. 0
Media Diet Students read an article and talk about their media consumption habits. 0
Thirty-six Students review recent vocabulary by quizzing each other. 0