Homework: Two truths, one lie
Homework: Two truths, one lie
The task sheet that is included here is specifically for JHS 3, however I did use this one with JHS 2. The main purpose of this was to promote English communication outside of class.
Big thanks to Patrick – this task sheet idea is his.
1.) This project requires students to have previously learned how to use software for making narrative slideshows (e.g. PowerPoint, moviemaker). It also requires the school IT administrator to create an online message board especially for the project, and a partner school to have Japanese language courses in their curriculum.
Students each create a poster and do an oral presentation on an international music genre and artist of their choice.
1.Introduce students to music genres. For example classical, rap, rock, country, reggae, zook, folk, indie, Mongolian Throat singing, Indian music, calypso etc.
Give them a list of genres with a short description in English for each one (musical instruments, speed, type of vocals etc). Go through the list with the students to make sure they understand.
This Pen Pal project is designed to teach your students how to adapt their own Jico-Shoukai (Self introduction) into a more intersting and full description of themselves, their lives, and the culture they live in. Using this more in depth portrait of themselves they will learn how to talk to people from other countries about themselves in a more interestsing way, whilst learning about the fascinating differences between their two cultures. To compliment this, new devices and expressions in English regarding sending and recieving letters and understanding foreign addresses will be learned.
We (Naoko Miyashige and Becky Cassie) teach a class together 3 times a week for a subject called ‘Cultural Understanding.’ We use the textbook ‘JTALK.’ We have stamp cards, which contribute to the students’ grades, but we also use a motivational poster.
On the poster we have:
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Over the past two years I have been making weekly English tickets that I use as currency at my school. This system has been so incredibly successful in motivating my students that I wish to share it with you all.
Its a super simple run of the mill reward system, however what sets mine apart is the constant churning out of new designs week after week and having my OTEs completely on board to the point where 10% of the students final grade is reliant upon their collection of said tickets.
How does it work:
Here us a copy of my English reward system that I used all through last year with great success, you can edit them to fit your school. I mainly created all the resources myself and whilst quite simple, they require a little explanation.
Also the Australia watermark is easily replaced with your respective countries if your not an Aussie ^^
Ever walked into school and been approached by one of your shouggakou teachers asking '1時間目 4年生 何でもいい OK?'
No drama, I got you =)
This is a yearly schedule I created for my 3-4 elementary classes, it covers an array of topics to prepare the children for the English used in Hi Friends, its also a bunch of fun!