Lesson 8 I study Japanese.

Lesson 8: Summary of Goals

Vocabulary Subjects (school study)
Dialogue What do you study on Monday?
I study science.
Other Days of the week
Ordinals (1st, 2nd, etc)

5 class hours are recommended for Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 8 by MEXT. Here's the official MEXT lesson plans pdf download.

Lesson 8 grammar focuses on a class schedule. An example of the dialogue: "What do you study on Monday?" "I study math, science, home economics and P.E."

Vocabulary includes subject names (eg. science, PE, etc), ordinals to give the period each subject is studied in, and days of the week.

Lesson 8 Class 1

Vocabulary Subjects (school study)
Dialogue What do you study on Monday?
I study science.
Other Days of the week
Ordinals (1st, 2nd, etc)
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 5 - What do you like?
  • Get used to school subjects.
  • Get used to the days of the week.

Activities

To review Lesson 5:

  • Walk and talk
    Students walk around, find a talking partner, "What color do you like?" "I like red." Before they start, as a class think of different questions we can ask (ie. other category words we can use in place of color). eg. sport, season, TV show, anime, school lunch, ramen, etc. Students must talk to 4 people (option: 2 boys and 2 girls) and each time ask a new question.
    Reviewing this grammar here let's you use it later in this class to help students talk about subjects without having yet to learn "What do you study?"
    However, you may want to use this review at the start of a later class in this Lesson before you do Let's Play 3 where students talk about what subject they like and why.

For school subjects:

  • Karuta
    Cut the cards from the back of the book (Hi, friends! 1 p.51). In pairs or small groups, lay out one student's cards on the floor. Teacher calls a subject, students snap on that card and collect it for one point.
  • Memory
    In pairs or small groups, lay two students' cards on the floor and alternately flip 2 cards to see if a match can be made. If a match is made, that student collects the cards for one point.
  • Let's Play 1 - Three hint quiz (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 8, p.32)
    Use the computer of the teachers can give the hints, or make up your own. Hi, friends! 1 Let's Play 1 dialogue:
    1. Numbers. Triangles. Ruler. (Math)
    2. Piano. Harmonica. Recorder. (Music)
    3. Mat. Red and white cap. Shoes. (P.E.)
    4. Beaker. Microscope. Skeleton. (Science)
    5. Frying pan. Cup. Kitchen. (Home economics)
  • Walk and talk
    Students walk around asking each other "What subject do you like?" "I like music."
  • Let's Play 3 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 8, page 35)
    Students ask each other in "What subject do you like?" and then ask "Why?" The reason can be given in English or Japanese. Simple English answers can be "I like ~." or just words students know. Demo this with HRT for best results.

For days of the week:

  • Let's Sing (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 8, p.34)
    Days of the week chant/song
  • Keyword game
    Students sit in pairs, eraser in the middle. Select a keyword, teacher says vocab, students repeat until the keyword when they snatch the eraser before their partner.
  • Chatting
    Look at the class schedule (it's usually posted on the wall in the class) and ask the teacher first, then students "What day do you like?" (TIP: you can have the whole class ask one single student who wants to stand up and answer.)

Lesson 8 Class 2

Vocabulary Subjects (school study)
Dialogue What do you study on Monday?
I study science.
Other Days of the week
Ordinals (1st, 2nd, etc)
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 4 - I like apples.
  • Get used to ordinals
  • Talk about what subjects we study

Activities

To review Lesson 4:

  • Cats or dogs
    Students decide if they like cats or dogs (no ambivalence here). They walk around telling each other. From there they can either high five if they meet someone with the same preference and each collect one point. OR, they can link arms and walk around in an ever growing group/ snake until there is only two groups.
    OPTION: Repeat game with new pair. eg English or P.E., hamburgers or pizza, summer or winter, etc.
    This "I like ~." practice will hopefully help with the Let's Listen 2 activity later on in this class.

To practice ordinals:

  • Get in order
    (NOTE: This game does require a little prep.) Get some cards or paper with numbers one to six. Six students come to front, tape cards to thier backs face down (without showing those 6 students). In no order, one by one, show the rest of the class the number so they can call out "second" etc. Those six students then get in order without seeing the cards. Reveal cards, applaud.
  • Number fingers
    Walk around, find a partner, S1 says an ordinal (rather than a number), S2 repeats and shows the appropriate number of fingers to confirm understanding. Be sure to explain/demonstrate if there's any "I don't know." situations, help your partner or both come to a teacher.
  • Let's Listen 1 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 8, page 32)
    Students listen and fill in the "今日の予定" ("Today's Schedule") part of the blackboard in the textbook, page 32. The recording starts "Today's schedule. First, Japanese. Second..."

Talking about subjects we study:

  • Have a chat
    Most classrooms have their weekly schedule on the wall. Talk about it. "What day is this?" "What do you study on Monday?" "Tell me your Monday schedule." Students can answer in a similar way to the Let's Listen 1 activity.
  • What day? quiz
    From their class schedule, list a few subjects that let students guess what day you're talking about. "Second, Japanese. Fourth, home economics. Fifth, P.E." You may need a translation of their class schedule from the HRT if you can't read the subjects (or make notes during chat time).
    Option: Once you have done this a few times, let a couple of students try taking your role or with capable classes, make this a group activity.
  • Let's listen 2 (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 8, page 34)
    Students try to note down as much of what they can pick up as possible.
    TIP: Listen a couple of times and let students make notes. Collect answers from different students, confirming meaning with HRT in Japanese. Listen once more after students understand what the dialogue is saying to give them a feeling of understanding the English they are listening to.

Lesson 8 Class 3

Vocabulary Subjects (school study)
Dialogue What do you study on Monday?
I study science.
Other Days of the week
Ordinals (1st, 2nd, etc)
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 7 - What's this?
  • Ask and answer the question "What do you study on Friday?"

Activities

To review Lesson 7:

  • Pair quiz
    In pairs, students ask each other "What's this?". Students can either point to things in their textbooks or walk around the class and ask each other. If neither know the answer, they ask (in English) the ALT or JTE.

To ask and answer "What do you study on Friday?":

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 8, page 34)
    "What do you study on Monday?" "I study Japanese and science."
  • Chat time
    Look at the classroom weekly schedule. Teacher (HRT or ALT) asks students "What do you study on Monday?" Students reply together "I study ~."
    TIP: Demo with ALT asking HRT first.
    TIP: Only talk about the first four classes to shorten things a bit.
    TIP: Explain that you only need to say "and" before the last thing in a list. You can help by conducting students replies with gestures - eg. chopping motions for listing, long "U" shaped sweeping motion for "and".
  • Culture Time
    This takes a bit of prep. Bring in your "old" elementary school timetable. Obviously, you'll have to make it up but a quick google of your childhood school may help give you an idea of classes currently taught. Students ask you "What do you study on Monday?" and you can talk about the subjects but it also gives you a chance to talk about other school related things important in your home-country's culture. eg. "At morning break (中休み/nakayasumi) we eat a snack."

Lesson 8 Class 4

Vocabulary Subjects (school study)
Dialogue What do you study on Monday?
I study science.
Other Days of the week
Ordinals (1st, 2nd, etc)
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 6 - What do you want?
  • Talk about what we study (relating to schedules)

Activities

To review lesson 6:

  • Let's Chant 1 - ABCs (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 6, page 24)
    Do this chant to review the alphabet.
  • Collecting Letters
    If students have the cut out cards, you can easily play this game to practice using "What do you want?". Students collect letter cards to spell words to get points.
  • Give them what they want game
    Students walk around asking "What do you want?" and drawing things for each other. Very fun!

To talk about what we study:

  • What day? Quiz
    You may have already done this in Class 2, but this time it becomes a group activity (but demonstrating first is always a good idea).
    In groups of 5-ish, one student says a few subjects they study (describing a particular day from the class schedule). The others listen and guess which day.
    "I study math, Japanese, science, and P.E. What day?"
  • Activity - Dream Day (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 8, page 35)
    Students create their dream school day schedule then ask others about their dream school day. Note that some students will want to do P.E. or home economics all day so set some rules to encourage a more balanced time-table. (It also challenges students to use more vocabulary.)
    The "Activity" on p.35 is also a listening activity but I prefer to skip this part, crossing out "Taku" and using the first column as "Me". Then the next three columns can be used to note down classmates' dream time-tables.

Lesson 8 Class 5

Vocabulary Subjects (school study)
Dialogue What do you study on Monday?
I study science.
Other Days of the week
Ordinals (1st, 2nd, etc)
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review all Lesson 8 content

Activities

To review Lesson 8

  • Who am I quiz
    Students listen to a dream day schedule and try to guess whose it is.
    At first, students talk to as many other students as they can, listening to their dream day (from last week), but without taking notes.
    "What do you study?"
    "First, math. Second, P.E. Third, home ec. Fourth, home ec..."
    Then the teacher collects all textbooks and choosing one at random, reads out a schedule.
    After a few, students can come to the front and take the teacher role, reading out the schedule.
    This, after a short warm-up, can take a full lesson which gives the students plenty of talk time.

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