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Doraemon & Dorami Game

author:  Gemma Fisher -Gunma
level:  Elementary
target_English:  Personal Pronouns

Draw yourself some Doraemon character cards. e.g.

Male Female
Doraemon Nobita Gian Suneo Dorami Shizuka



Cut into small squares that will fit neatly into the tiny hands of your students.

Make a big, colorful poster of Doraemon and Dorami and go through the target language - I use this for teaching the pronouns He and She.

ie: He is Doraemon. She is Dorami.
(An easy chant)


Run through this a few times and when you are sure that the kids understand, use class mates and JTEs to reinforce the target language. Calling your male JTE a `she' is always funny.
Then give each student a card, tell them to keep it secret. They then have to find a partner and Rock, Paper, Scissors. The winner then has to guess what card their partner is concealing. Demonstrate the conversation with your JTE.

A: He is Doraemon. or/ Is he Doraemon? or/ That is..../You like.... I want
B: No, he isn't. She is Dorami-chan. 
A: No, she isn't. He is Nobita.
B: Yes, he is.
The child who guesses correctly gets a point.

These cards are really popular and the little kid love playing with them and the most but the bigger kids like them too. Keep a set in your drawer for emergencies, it even works at Junior High. They can be used to teach a variety of things, for example; Is he Doraemon? That is Doraemon. You like Doraemon.  I want Doraemon. Give me Doraemon, please. Do you have...?

This can also be played in small groups if you have a lot of cards, similar to  `Go fish', where students have to make pairs with their cards.
Good luck!

Gemma Fisher -Gunma




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