This play, based on a Russian folktale, comes from a collection of plays and skits created by the ACT Japanese teachers’ group for use in their primary and junior secondary classrooms. Students work cooperatively in groups or as a class to prepare and perform the play for their classmates or at a school event.
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Students participate in a game show (like the old show “Family Feud”) where they guess how people responded to a survey.
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Students match pictures of families to corresponding text or vice versa.
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Students perform the sick family skit multiple times according to the Director’s instructions. He makes them do it “slower”, “faster”, “scarier” etc. There are 7 parts, including the Director.
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Students work through examples of the conjunctions listed above then complete a cloze exercise in the form of a letter.
Family Grammar Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading Writing
Students use their knowledge of giving and receiving verbs combined with logic to solve the problem of who received what from whom.
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Students act out this children’s 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.
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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.
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