Lessons & Ideas:
Lost Teacher in Japan's Lesson Ideas & Downloads
This page has lesson ideas and handouts for download. You can use and adjust these, or just check them out if you're a new ALT and you don't know where to start. :)
Don't have an Interactive White Board in your class for large group games (Jeopardy, etc.)?
Take a look and make it! Materials: printer paper, laminator, paperclips, magnets
Title: Lost Game
(.doc, .gif, .jpg compressed files)
Topic/Skills: Giving Directions
Purpose: To practice giving and listening to directions
Each group of students get a large map with a toy car and directions. A chosen driver will drive his toy car around while listening to other students give directions to an unknown place.
This download has many components because the map was intended to be poster sized. You must print the individual parts, and glue/tape them together. All the directions that accompany this download is for you to adjust. All my handouts were written to reflect the places and streets that I labeled on my map. Please adjust according to your own map!
Have you explored the JET Website closely? They’ve compiled a booklet with idea lessons, too.
Check it out! Ideas for Elementary, Junior, and High Schools: Teaching Materials Collection
These are some of the activities and handouts I’ve used in my classes. You may freely download and adjust them as you like. I did not include the lesson plans, as my personal notes may confuse you. Most of the directions for the handouts are self-explanatory. I made these on an Apple, but used Microsoft Word; the format may be distorted if you download them on a Windows operating system.
These were designed for classrooms with no access to technological supplements.
One thing I kept in mind when I designed these was to have practice that would connect back to anything that could appear on exams. Exam scores are a huge, if not entire part of student grades. I think that although lessons may involve creative non-traditional practice, it’ll be a disservice to not connect your teaching to some test preparation.
My JTE also helped me write the Japanese parts so I assure you that those parts are probably correct.
You may download these lessons directly from my free server, filesnack.com.