Lesson 6 What do you want?

Lesson 6: Summary of Goals

Vocabulary Various nouns
Names of letters (alphabet)
Numbers 1~60
Dialogue What do you want?
"C" card please.
Other Here you are.
Thank you.

4 class hours are recommended for Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 6 by MEXT. Here's the official MEXT lesson plans pdf download.

Grammar for this lesson focuses on "What do you want?"

Vocabulary is all about being able to answer this question, but also includes the name of the letters and as a review, numbers.

In Japanese, the "letters" don't have names. The way they are read and their name is the same. Not so for English. Each letter has a name and has one or more ways to read (pronounce) it when part of a word. Students may not need to be told this, but it's good to know as a teacher that, even if they don't realise it consciously, student may struggle with the idea of a letter having a name and a sound(s).

Lesson 6 Class 1

Vocabulary Various nouns
Names of letters (alphabet)
Numbers 1 ~ 60
Dialogue What do you want?
"C" card please.
Other  Here you are.
Thank you.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3
  • Review/practice numbers 1 ~ 60
  • Learn the alphabet
  • Associate alphabet with sounds using nouns

Activities

To review Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3:

  • How many fingers game
    A game with janken like movements, students try to be the first to count and say the total number of fingers.
    After the game, teachers and students ask the class "How many ~?" about things in the classroom (books, chairs, etc).

To practice numbers:

  • Number fingers
    Students check each other - walk and find a partner, S1 says number, S2 repeats and gestures with fingers. It sounds boring but is good peer-review/ peer-to-peer training.
  • Count around the circle
    In groups of 4 or so, students count, each student saying the next number going around the circle.
  • Guess the number
    Pick a number between 1 and 100, everyone tries to guess. Give hints up/ down (or for more able students higher/ lower).

To learn the alphabet:

  • Let's Chant 1 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 6, p.24)
    I like to sing the old style song first (a capella - don't worry, the students know it) then do the chant. It's much livelier.
  • Say the alphabet
    Looking at Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 6 p.22 - 23, say each letter. Students may have trouble with: C, G, L, M, N, R, V, W, Z.

For associating the letters with sounds:

  • Let's Play 1 (Hi, friends 1 Lesson 6, p.22 - 23)
    Students try to find each hidden letter. Once it's found, do a little phonic work.
    Students repeat: "A. Apple. a- a- apple." or "A. a- a- apple." or some other variation to show students the letter, the phonic sound and the word.

Lesson 6 Class 2

Vocabulary Various nouns
Names of letters (alphabet)
Numbers 1 ~ 60
Dialogue What do you want?
"C" card please.
Other  Here you are.
Thank you.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 4
  • Review alphabet and sounds
  • Try writing English letters (and words)
  • Ask for and give something

Activities

To review Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 4:

  • Collecting "Me too's"
    Students walk and talk with different partners. S1 says "I (don't) like ~." S2 says "Me too./ I see." If your partner says "Me too.", you get a point.
  • Collecting "Yes/No's"
    Using the same game mechanics as above, students try to think of a "Do you like ~?" question that will make their partner answer "Yes, I do." or "No, I don't."
    To keep it fun, only let the talking part of these activities run for a short time, then change.

To review alphabet and sounds:

  • Let's Chant 1 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 6, p.24)
    If you didn't in the previous class, try version 2.
    Make it funny as heck by throwing your hands in the air and doing some background shouts during pauses "A, B, C, D, E, F, G, whooo!, H, I..."
  • Let's Listen (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 6, p. 24)
    Students trace out a shape by letter.
  • Let's Play 1 (Hi, friends 1 Lesson 6, p.22 - 23)
    If you didn't finish it during class one, continue.
  • What's an "A" word?
    Point to, say each letter. Then ask students if they can think of an "A" word, etc. Give them the phonic sound to help them. Option, write it on the blackboard too.

To try writing English letters:

  • Air writing
    Trace the letter with your finger. Students watch/ listen and repeat. A: "Down, down, across." B: Down, around, around."
  • Hi, friends! 1 Let's Write (MEXT print-out worksheet download)
    Download this official worksheet, print it out, students trace the letters (upper case).

To ask for something:

  • Collecting letters 
    Using the alphabet cards cut from Hi, friends! 1 p.47 and p.49, students ask for cards from each other. "C card, please." "Here you are." "Thank you." Write some words on the blackboard for students.
    CAT, DOG, RED, STOP, BED, ANT, ICE, etc. (Option: Draw pictures too.)

Lesson 6 Class 3

Vocabulary Various nouns
Names of letters (alphabet)
Numbers 1 ~ 60
Dialogue What do you want?
"C" card please.
Other  Here you are.
Thank you.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

Activities

To review lesson 5:

  • Stereo game
    3 or 4 students stand in front of the class. Class decides what question to ask - eg. "What animal do you like?" Standing students all answer at the same time. Students try to guess who gave what answer (as the answers will be jumbled and somewhat hard to distinguish).
  • Make a t-shirt (digitally)
    Class asks one student the "What ____ do you like?" questions to make a t-shirt. (Option: let two students try, vote on whose t-shirt was the best.)

For asking and answering "What do you want?":

  • Let's Chant 2 (Hi, friends 1 Lesson 6, page 25)
    "What do you want? The C card please. ...Wow, CD. Let's listen."
  • Collecting letters
    See Class 2. Dialogue becomes "What do you want?" "C card please." "Here you are." "Thank you."
  • Give them what they want game
    Students walk around, ask "What do you want?" then draw it for their partner in less than 10 (or 5) seconds.

Lesson 6 Class 4

Vocabulary Various nouns
Names of letters (alphabet)
Numbers 1 ~ 60
Dialogue What do you want?
"C" card please.
Other  Here you are.
Thank you.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review previous classes from Lesson 6

Activities

To review Lesson 6:

  • Let's Chant 1 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 6, p 24)
  • Find the letter
    On page 22 - 23, call out the word and students hunt for it then shout out the letter. "Fish!" Students reply "F!" while pointing to the fish in the supermarket.
  • Let's Chant 2 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 6, p 25)
  • Collecting letters (see Class 2)
    Using letters cut out from back of book, students collect letters and make short words.
  • Give them what they want game
    "What do you want?" "I want 5 bananas." S1 draws it for S2. "Here you are." "Thank you."

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