Japanese Daisuki
Japanese language resources for teachers and students
 
   
Lesson Plans

Here are some materials that I created. Please feel free to use these materials in your own classroom. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let me know. I would love to hear how you use these materials in your class!

Kanji and Kana

Hiragana

Katakana

Vocabulary and Grammar

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Kanji and Kana

Hiragana
Hiragana Modified Syllables Cheat Sheet
A cheat sheet for modified syllables including long vowels and double consonants, tenten and maru, and small ya, yu, and yo.

Hiragana Modified Syllables Cheat Sheet

Katakana
Let's Go to McDonald's!
Students will practice reading borrowed words written in katakana by reading a McDonald's menu and choosing appropriate items for their friends.

lesson plan - menu - questions

Read the States
Students will practice reading the names of states in katakana using regular and modified syllables and label them on a map.

worksheet

Tips for Deciphering Katakana Words
Offers advice for understanding borrowed words written in katakana.

Tips for Deciphering Katakana Words

Vocabulary and Grammar

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Moving In
Students will use their knowledge of room and furniture vocabulary to listen to a message and place furniture in the correct rooms. When I did this lesson I glued the maps into manila folders and placed the furniture cutouts in ziploc bags stapled to the folders. Thanks to Takuya Fujii for reading the message.

Materials:

lesson plan - map - furniture - message

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