This resource is a newly revised version of the Big Book in a PPT format. Students make a virtual visit to the zoo, using Japanese as they go around the zoo and talk to/about the animals.
Animals Food Greeting Role_play Primary Listening Speaking
Students practice and perform a 2 person skit where a frantic person comes running into the RSPCA office desperately trying to find a missing pet. The officers try to help the owner as s/he describes the pet.
Animals Describing Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Speaking
Students learn the words for 12 sea creatures as they play card games and observation games using the IWB.
Animals Games Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students read the manga of the story of Sarukani gassen. They can then perform the skit or use it as a base for discussion on the theme of revenge. This story is known to all Japanese children; the tale of the battle between the monkey and the crab
Animals Folktale Manga Skits Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students read a simple version of the folktale in a manga format and answer 3 questions on the story and themes. Students are introduced to the “tanuki” and learn a Japanese song with 4 animal names and sounds (こぶた、たぬき、きつね、ねこ).
Animals Folktale Manga Songs Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students can sing along while they listen to the tune of the Japanese children’s songs. The hiragana is given on the screen of the webpage. The bear song can be echoed by the students in many places, making it easy to learn.
Animals Songs Primary Reading
Students act out this childrens' story which can be easily understood by an audience with or without knowledge of Japanese. The play can be used by students not only in the classroom but also as a presentation for a school event. There are 9 parts.
Animals Greetings Numbers Skits Craft Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students act out this story about the origin of the Juunishi (Chinese/Japanese zodiac). The play can be used by students not only in the classroom but also as a presentation for a school event. There are 15 parts.
Animals Annual_events Folktale Group_work Skits Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students can learn new vocabulary and play various games using the flashcards which cover many topics.
Animals Describing Food Games House School Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students practise and perform the short play しちひきのこやぎ which has a cast of 9 players, including 7 “kids” (child goats), the kids’ mother and a wolf.
Animals Family Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking