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  It’s a kinkajou! Practice a common phrase with Kinka! キンカジューだ!キンカとよくあるフレーズを練習しましょう!   “It’s a” can be a difficult word combination for young children to master, but it’s very common in English. Get some practice with it and have fun at the same time with this week’s video!   「It’s a」は、小さな子供には難しい単語のコンビネーションですが、英語ではよく使います。今週の動画で楽しみながら練習しましょう!   Classroom Tip The It’s […]

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by Gio Panizzon   If you missed Part 1, read it here!   Strategy Two: Connecting phonics to real books   Once students understand sound/symbol relationships, the next step is to guide them to understand that these relationships are in interesting and entertaining books. Imagine teaching the /p/ sound. Now, chase down a copy of Kevin […]

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by Gio Panizzon   At the age of five, I had to relocate to a new school right in the middle of the school year. All of a sudden, everything was much more difficult, and it was evident that I was far behind my classmates, as I couldn’t read and I couldn’t spell.   I […]

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  Musical Flashcards   Place the same number of flashcards as there are students face down in a circle on the floor. Students stand in a circle around the cards. Choose the “magic” card (e.g., doll). Play a song from the Student Book CD. Stop the music and have each student stand on a flashcard. […]

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  After talking to teachers in Japan for many years, we have realised there is a gap in the resources available, particularly for very young learners in kindergarten and up.   To that end, we have searched far and wide on our travels in Japan and abroad to help liven up your lessons, with materials from fun […]

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  It’s a Circle! Let’s Practice Shape and Toy Words! まるだ!形とおもちゃの単語を練習しましょう!   With this week’s video, children can learn or review vocabulary about shapes and toys, as well as simple sentences using “it’s a”.   今週の動画では形とおもちゃの単語、そして「it’s a」を使った簡単な文を練習しましょう。   Classroom Tip Before doing this chant, play the It’s a Chant video to warm-up. Then, as you […]

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  Try playing these simple variations of well-known card games with flashcards! よく知られているカード遊びのシンプルなバリエーションをフラッシュカードで試してください!     Memory Game     Lay 3-10 flashcards (depending on students’ ability) on floor face up, producing the target language as you lay each one.  T: What is it? S: It’s a (fruit). Students try to remember all the cards on the […]

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Where’s My Hat? Ask and Answer with Kinka and Pinka! 私の帽子はどこ?!キンカ、ピンカと一緒に質問して答えましょう!   This week’s video shows how to ask where something is—very useful! Children can also give a simple answer to the question!   今週の動画では「~はどこ?」の形の質問の例を見せます。便利なフレーズですよね!子供は簡単に答えることができますよ!   Classroom Tip Watch the video and then let students pretend they are Kinka and Pinka. Use the puppets from […]

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  Pretend you’re a mail carrier! Postbox games 郵便屋さんのふりをしましょう!ポストのゲーム   Postbox   Lay flashcards face-up on the floor at the front of the room. Introduce the target language as you lay each one. Place a postbox at the opposite end of the room. T: It’s (color). What color is it? S: It’s (color). Divide students […]

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Pink, Green, Orange, Purple! Let’s Look for More Colors! ピンク、緑、オレンジ、パープル!もっと色を探してみよう!   Colors are fun to look at, draw or say in English! Let’s learn more color words with this week’s video.   色は見るのも描くのも英語で言うのも楽しい!今週の動画でもっと色の単語を覚えましょう!   Classroom Tip Learning colors with this song has never been more fun. Students don’t often have a chance to run around […]

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