Students participate in a game show (like the old show “Family Feud”) where they guess how people responded to a survey.
Family Games Grammar Role_play Skits Senior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students pretending to be job seekers are matched with one of four part time job options by answering a series of questions asked by the students playing the role of an employment agency.
Jobs Role_play Senior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students take turns reading descriptions and grabbing picture cards that match the descriptions.
Describing Games Group_work Junior_Secondary Listening Reading
Students put manga sections back in to their correct order as they read about Erin’s Valentine’s Day disaster. Erin decides to give a boy chocolates then finds out he already has a girlfriend. There is a lot of colloquial language spoken between the characters.
Annual_events Manga School Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading
Students can work with a kana non-reader to learn their kana better. A number coded system allows for the student to work with their helper to work through 70 hiragana and 70 katakana symbols (the basic symbols and the tenten).
Games Kana Junior_Secondary Reading
Students read a ghost story and put the jumbled word cards OR jumbled picture cards in order.
Grammar Manga Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading
Students are guided through the process of creating a speech to be presented to their Japanese class. The topics covered by the flowcharts are: About Japan, Event/Festival, My Hobby, My Dreams and Social Problems. The speeches are 1 to 2 minutes in length.
Grammar Senior_Secondary Reading Writing
Students work through activities on the cultural aspects of individuals’ names. Students research their own names, present a talk, learn kanji used in Japanese names and make meishi. There is also a Japanese text on Japanese names for senior students.
Kanji Primary Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading
The Japanese Collection at the Art Gallery is used as a stimulus for students to learn about Japanese culture and also read and create Japanese texts.
Traditions House Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Writing
Students look at a Japanese menu and discuss Japanese food. They may also proceed to a role play which takes place in a restaurant.
Food Kana Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking Writing