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Aesop’s Fables

Here are a collection of one-page short stories and questions suitable for ninth grade Japanese students studying English.  These are a part of Aesop’s Fables. It is all bundled together with MP3s on Archive.org. The Ant and the Grasshopper. ODT … Continue reading

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Three Letter Words

We teach phonics to help students learn to read and pronounce English words correctly. It is reasonable to start with standalone letters, quickly transition to consonant-vowel and vowel-consonant pairs, and then move to three-letter words.  Here are three sets of … Continue reading

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Sports

Sports come up in textbooks all over the place, and with good reason: many people either do or did play sports, many sports have a strong cultural like, and watching sports on TV or YouTube is incredibly popular.  Here is … Continue reading

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Holiday Presentations

Here are some slide shows and information sheets on seven U.S. holidays.  Students are placed in groups of three or four, each group gets a holiday, and they write and deliver a presentation to the class introducing it.  The materials … Continue reading

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Haiku

Writing poetry is a lot of fun, as long as the teacher gets the preparation figured out.  Before writing, students need to read many examples, and it is important that these examples are relatively comprehensible. Most of the haiku I … Continue reading

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Describing Pictures

There are dozens of topics and grammar points that can be studied using activities where students say or write things about pictures.  Here are some slide shows and worksheets that I’ve used. Describe the Pictures: Animals. ODP & PDF. An … Continue reading

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Passive Voice Practice

Here are some passive voice practice worksheets.  In Japan, passive voice is taught at the beginning of ninth grade.  One of the best ways to practice passive voice is converting between active voice and passive voice sentences while maintaining the … Continue reading

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