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Here are the lesson plans and worksheets very kindly sent in by ALT Jeff...

Hey everyone. Please remember that I work at a low level senior high school and, for the most part and have found these lessons to be n+1 or 2 for my students. I've also included every worksheet and even the final exam. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at any time, especially if you'd like more specific explanations on some of the activities I do.


The worksheets we've saved as the original Microsoft Word files. That way you can right click on them, save them to your machine and edit them to suit your class.


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Spring Term
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: New Friends
Lesson 3: Free Time
Lesson 4: TV
Lesson 5: Our School
Lesson 6: Weather
Lesson 7: School Life 2
Lesson 8: Final Exam
Fall Term (This Page)
Lesson 1: Welcome Back
Lesson 2: Comparatives
Lesson 3: Where to?
Lesson 4: Where to? 2
Lesson 5: Requests
Lesson 6: Food
Lesson 7: Halloween
Lesson 8,9, 10: Tests
Winter Term
Lesson 1: Welcome Back
Lesson 2: Are you free?
Lesson 3: In class test
Lesson 4: Exam Practice
Lesson 5: Final Exam

Fall Term

Lesson #1: Welcome Back

   Goals: To refresh their English.

   Materials:

1. 21 chopsticks

2. A bag

3. Laptop or music player with speakers

4. Worksheet with song lyrics

5. Worksheet with writing space

6. Worksheet with frequency questions and templates

   Prep Class:

1.      I’m going to start practicing a reduction in Katakana English this term. Words such as `izzu` and `doggu` I’d like students to be able to pronounce the correct words of `is` and `dog` respectively. I believe that even though students English ability is low, they can still have a better pronunciation with the words they do know. Please ask students in prep class to write down as many Katakana words that they frequently use.

Time

Activity

5

RollALT will call roll and ask for the date, time, and weather.

10

Changing Seats – Using numbered chopsticks in a bag, students will pick a chopstick and sit in the corresponding seat number.

15

Warm Up / Introduction to SyllablesALT will give a worksheet with the song lyrics to Green Day – `When I Come Around` in addition ALT will play the song and explain that we will be able to sing the song by the end of the 2nd term. This will begin work with syllables. ALT will read through it once. Students will list words they don’t understand and will use dictionaries to look them up. We will practice the first few lines together using B4 sheets with a word on it and the magnets on the white board.

 

The purpose of this activity is to help them understand that with English there is a vagueness that even native speakers are unable to comprehend.

10

FrequencyALT will demonstrate the meaning of `every other day,` `x a week,` etc. and ask Students for the Japanese meanings. Then they will work on a worksheet that asks them varying questions such as `How often do you practice kendo?` based on the template of `How often do you…?`

10

My Summer VacationJTE will ask students to write about their summer vacation and what they enjoyed the most. There will also be a worksheet reviewing past tense phrases such as: I went, I saw, I watched, I played, I practiced, etc. In addition use the frequency terms learned in the last section.

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ITITComparativesJTE will explain the use of –er, –est, best, worst. ALT will ask for meanings in Japanese in addition we’ll do activities that involve height and other quantifiable objects; i.e. arrange each class from tallest to shortest.



Summer Vacation


Frequency
Worksheet
( For copyright reasons we obviously can't put the Green Day lyrics on the site.
A quick google search should throw something up!)






Lesson #2: Comparatives and Preference

   Goals: Proper pronunciation and an understanding of comparatives.

   Materials:

1.      More B4 sheets with lyrics

2.      Syllables worksheet divided by one and two syllable sections

3.      Comparatives worksheet with room to add definitions

4.      Comparatives worksheet with questions to ask the class

 

   Prep Class:

1.      Practice syllable counting please. Ask students to keep writing down any Katakana they can think of and find the English word that it matches with.

Time

Activity

5

RollALT will call roll and ask the date, the time, and the weather.

10

Warm Up – Another line of `When I Come Around` by Green Day in addition to review of the previous line. ALT will clap the syllables for each word as Students repeat after ALT. If possible, we might even sing the first lines. We must stress that there are ways to shorten English words just like Japanese words can be shortened.

5

Syllables 1 Students will then be given a worksheet with two sections: the first, one syllable words, the second, two syllable words. ALT will explain and rehearse each word with the class while clapping the syllables.

5

Culture PointALT will do a brief comparison between Japanese sports and American sports. Sports that Americans find the most popular and ask students, in groups of 4, to compare what Japanese find as the most popular sports. Then we’ll discuss what we’ve found.

10

English Conversation – Students will be asked to stand up and ask students which sports they prefer. There will not be an option for soccer or baseball because everyone will pick that. Instead we will pick between sports that are not as common in Japan or America… like curling.

10

ComparativesJTE will explain the use of –er, –est, best, worst. ALT will ask for meanings in Japanese in addition we’ll do activities that involve height and other quantifiable objects; i.e. arrange each class from tallest to shortest.

5

Who is the… - A worksheet for Students to fill in the blanks for their classmates. The worksheet will contain a series of questions where students need to find the person in the class who matches that specific questions; for example `Who is the best kendo player?`

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ITITSyllables 2 - A worksheet for students to decipher between one and two syllable words that are frequently used. ALT will explain that students are to mark a ` | ` where the syllable is in addition to count the number of syllables in each word.



Comparatives
(Excel Spreadsheet)


Find someone who
(Excel Spreadsheet)

Prefer Worksheet

Syllable Worksheet






Lesson #3: Where to?

   Goals: For students to be able to ask for and give directions.

   Materials:

1.      B4 lyrics

2.      Syllables worksheet

3.      Where to? Vocabulary sheet

4.      Where to? Directions worksheet

5.      Map from Select

6.      Generic map of Fuji City

 

   Prep Class:

1.      Please either finish whatever activities we did not finish the week before or continue with your own lesson plans.

Time

Activity

5

RollALT will call attendance and ask for the date/time/weather.

10

When I Come Around – We will focus on the final line of the first verse and then work on the verse as a whole. The goal this week is to try and get students to sing the entire first verse at the pace of the song itself.*

 

*If there is time, we’ll work on the next line or two.

5

Syllables 2Students will be given a work sheet filled with one and two syllable words. Students will be asked to separate each word with a ` | ` for each syllable. In addition Students will be asked to write the number of syllables for each word. ALT will rehearse each word beforehand.

10

Where To? Part 1JTE will describe the list of set phrases that students can use and what they mean. ALT will give examples and rehearse each phrase with students.

10

Where To? Part 2ALT will give students a simple map (on the board) and will list destinations and starting points. Students will be asked to use the set phrases and describe how they are to get from point A to point B.

10

Where To? Part 2bJTE will ask students to now use the new worksheet paired with a new map (on the board). However this time students are to ask other students for directions and write down what other students tell them.

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ITITWhen I Come Around – We’ll continue to practice the first verse.





Directions


Map 1

Map 2

Syllables 2
(Excel Spreadsheet)






Lesson #4: Where to? Part 2 Kyoto!

   Goals: For students to be able to give directions that are farther than walking distance.

   Materials:

1.      Review worksheet with new vocabulary

2.      Select text book

3.      AàB worksheet

 

   Prep Class:

1.      Please review the old and new vocabulary.

2.      Feel free to sing When I Come Around : )

Time

Activity

5

RollALT will call attendance and ask for the date, time, and weather.

10

When I Come AroundALT will continue practice the first verse of the song. The goal is to gradually speed up the song so that it’s very near the actual speed it is sung. If students are able to catch on quickly we will continue to the next two lines of verse two.

10

Directions ReviewJTE will please review the directions vocabulary that we used the previous week. A simple review of the vocabulary and their meanings should be antiquate. We will also complete any unfinished parts of lesson 3.

10

VocabularyALT will introduce new vocabulary that involves taking the subway, the bus, or the JR line to try to give directions. ALT will help review the English pronunciations of `subway,` `JR,` etc.

5

CountersALT will do a quick review of counters such as first, seconds, third, etc.

15

AàB 1JTE will ask students to look at the map on page 55 of Select and to study it closely. and JTE will review the map with students with a few examples of getting to places. ALT will show other ways to get to the same location and ask students to write down two methods for two different locations.

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ITIT – Will work on more syllable work and more song work as we improve upon the first verse of the song.



Map 3


Where to







Lesson #5: Making Requests and Currency

   Goals: To learn about making requests and counting money.

   Materials:

1.      B4 lyrics

2.      New Syllables Worksheet

3.      Vocabulary worksheet

4.      Practice worksheet

5.      Two sets of small cards

 

   Prep Class Requests:

1.      None.

Time

Activity

5

RollALT will call attendance and ask for the date/time/weather.

10

When I Come Around – We will begin the next two to three lines of the second verse in addition to reviewing the first verse. The goal at this point is to have the first verse near the speed that it is sung.

10

SyllablesJTE will help explain the new syllables worksheet and will ask students to once again to write down the number of syllables they think are in each word. We will try up to three syllable words.

10

Dollars and CentsALT will quickly review how English speaking countries count money in addition to asking politely for help or requests.

15

Can I Help You?JTE will pass around two different types of cards. Type A will have various items and Type B will have various prices. Students with the various items are to ask other students how much they cost. If a student asks another student who is holding a Type A card, that student must say `I’m sorry, I don’t know,` otherwise the student must respond with the price that they have. Students will be asked to switch cards as well.

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ITIT – More syllables work and more song lyrics.


Currency Worksheet 1 - Currency Worksheet 2



Lesson #6: Food (Lesson 10 in Select)

   Goals: For students to be able to order a meal.

   Materials:

1.      English Conversation worksheet with menu

2.      Waiter worksheets for students to write down orders

 

   Prep Class Requests:

1.      Please get the key expressions down on page 63.

2.      Please familiarize students with the menu items.

Time

Activity

5

RollALT will call attendance and ask for the date, time, and weather.

10

When I Come AroundALT will work on the rest of the second verse and on speeding up the song speed. We will also work on both verses together.

10

English ConversationALT will quickly go over the pronunciation of each of the menu items and explain some of the items that students don’t know. JTE will explain that students are to use the menu on their worksheet to write down what they would like to order.

5

Setup – Students will arrange their desks so that they are facing each other. Students will be numbered off 1, 2, 3, and 4 by the JTE.

15

We Love To See You Smile - ALT will then announce that person 1 is the waiter and must take the order of everyone at the table. Students will alternate as waiter and write down each student’s order. Students will use what they wrote down from the EC section. Students will use the phrase `Hi, may I take your order?`

5

Cleanup – Students will put their desks back into place.

x

ITIT – More syllables work.

Menu Worksheet - Waiter Worksheet




Week # 7: Happy Halloween

   Goals: To share a piece of American culture.

   Materials:

1.      Crossword Puzzle

2.      Halloween Props

3.      Pumpkin pictures

4.      Lined Paper

5.      EC Paper

 

   Prep Class Requests:

1.      Practice Halloween vocabulary.

Time

Activity

5

RollALT will call attendance and ask for the date, time, and weather.

10

Hallows Eve – A short explanation of what Halloween is really, and what Halloween means today in America. This will require a lot of translation help.

10

Crossword Puzzle – A Halloween themed puzzle using new vocabulary that ALT will write on the board and give each student a dictionary. ALT will provide a vocabulary sheet for JTEs.

20

Scary Stories – Students will be asked to draw a jack-o-lantern and write a few sentences on why his face is the way they drew it.

5

English Conversation – Students will learn and practice the phrase `Trick or Treat` which will be used after class.

x

ITIT – Nothing.

Halloween Word Search Worksheet - Halloween Clues Worksheet - Halloween Vocab Worksheet
Word search grid



Week # 8

Gokiburi Filler Worksheet - Pac Man Filler Worksheet



Week # 9

In class test themes ( JTE worksheet) - In class test grading rubric


Week # 10: Final Exam

Final Exam ( Practice - Students) - Final Exam ( Practice - Teachers)

Final Exam ( Students ) - Final Exam ( Teachers )

Final Exam ( Answer Sheet ) - Final Exam Explanation



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