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Eigo Note Book 1 Lesson Archives (page 2 of 3)

Eigo Note Book 1 Lesson 4 Lesson Posts

Lesson 4-1 The First lesson - "Getting familiar with the word "like" : I like apples!" ...

Jul 01 2009 0 Comments

Here we are again for a new chapter or lesson as it is so called in the noto. Lesson 4 and the header says it plain and simple, "I like apples!"

Right on the top left corner of page 24. It seems by now that almost every kid in Japan must know the meaning of 'like' and such terms as 'Do you like___?' 'I like___.' and 'I don't like___.'

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Lesson 4-2 The Second lesson - "Do you like milk?" "Yes, I do, or No, I don't."...

Jul 08 2009 0 Comments

Well, the weather has certainly been getting hotter in Japan. Halfaway into the second week of July, and you will feel as if there should be a new rule about teaching in shorts.

In Japan, we can't generally teach in shorts but I'm sure in most hot places schools have bent the rules a bit...

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Lesson 4-3 The Third lesson - The Lesson 4 Quiz and Interview...

Sep 08 2009 0 Comments

Welcome back to school! These summers sure breeze their way quickly by, don't they? (Japanese Elementary School's summer vacation only lasts for about 5 weeks by the way...well, actually for more like 40 days at most.)

The kids were all rested and after we went thru a quick greeting and a mini-lesson...

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Lesson 4-4 The Fourth lesson - Presentations (Jiko Shokai)...

Sep 15 2009 0 Comments

After the repeating practice and a few rounds of "I like ..." practice, it was time to build up towards their presentation.

Now, just to ease the tension a little bit a "speed call" game was played in rows. That meaning the first row of students would all stand up and as I would flash them a card...

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Eigo Note Book 1 Lesson 5 Lesson Posts

Lesson 5-1 The First lesson - Do you like green? How about green pants?...

Sep 22 2009 0 Comments

Well, to tell the truth, a few of my classes have not yet finished all their presentations from the last lesson in Unit 4.

I had mentioned in my previous post that running these presentations in rows or by student numbers "shusekibango" would be a lot faster....

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Lesson 5-2 The Second lesson - Do you still like green? How about those green pants?...

Sep 29 2009 0 Comments

Working with the kids on the lyrics, line be line and with flashcards, really helped out..

and you don't really have to teach the grammar but you may want to show the meaning of "have" because you might have a few kids who will just have no idea what "have" means...

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Lesson 5-3 The Third lesson - ... Do have a green shirt, an orange skirt, or red pants?...

Oct 01 2009 0 Comments

Just to let you know where I am with respect to my situation around the classes and their position in yearly events, we are basically one day before the big event, SPORTS DAY!

Now, this has got to be the biggest event for elementary schools in Japan. Sure, there are other events of course...

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Lesson 5-4 The Fourth lesson - ... "I have a green shirt... " Presentations...

Oct 08 2009 0 Comments

Well, the lessons are going on longer than I expected due to some "yasumi's" that's off-time because of Sports Days, the Shin-Gata (New Strain) Flu and "Gakunen-hesai" or "Gakyu-hesai."

The last of which refers to when a class is closed due to more than 10% in absences...

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Eigo Note Book 1 Lesson 6 Lesson Posts

Lesson 6-1 The First lesson - "What do you want?"...

Oct 15 2009 0 Comments

The first two pages in the textbook for Lesson 6 have 18 mini cards (pictures) on them. I was a little confused at first...

...What is a gorilla doing in there? And also a kangaroo, a cabbage, a calendar, and a tomato? I thought these are supposed to be things that a student may want? Who wants those things?...

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Lesson 6-2 The Second lesson - I want a new TV, a new computer...

Oct 22 2009 0 Comments

..., we felt it was good to do the nouns with the kids again just to make sure their accents were taken cared of.

Kids in Japan sometimes do like to speak with a katakana accent and who's to blame them. It would seem only natural to speak in your own native accent wouldn't it?...

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Lesson 6-3 The Third lesson - "I want strawberry, apple, kiwi..."

Oct 29 2009 0 Comments

Today's lesson would mostly have speaking exercises and the main goal was to consolidate the target language of "What do you want?" and to finish an answer with saying "please."

It was also on the agenda to review those main verbs we had already studied in prior chapters of the textbook...

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Lesson 6-4 The Fourth lesson - Shopping, a Guessing Game, ...

Nov 01 2009 0 Comments

...we had split the class into only 2 groups, shoppers and shopkeepers, then did the activity twice so the kids could switch roles.

We tried to keep the shopping time down to 5 minutes or less for each group because we wanted plenty of time left over for the "Guessing Game."...

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