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Elementary School English Digital Material Tutorial

There are six elementary English textbooks currently in use as of 2019. They are Let’s Try 1, Let’s Try 2, We Can 1, and We Can 2; Hi Friends 1 and Hi Friends 2 were the textbooks for the previous curriculum, and are still occasionally used in 5th and 6th grade classes.

Here is a link to a comprehensive guide to the using the digital materials for ES Classrooms made by Kumamoto City ALTs Poppy Campbell and Sara Ramirez. The guide covers where to find and how to use the elementary English digital textbooks as well as the MEXT supplementary digital resources.

Elementary School English Digital Materials Tutorial 2019

Hi, Friends! lesson plans

Hi, Friends! Lesson Examples
Grade 5: Grade 6:
Hi Friends 1 Lesson 3:

5th Grade, How many~?

5th grade, How many? Janken! (Lesson 3-1)

Hi Friends 1 Lesson 5

5th grade, Color/Shapes Practice

5th grade, Upper Case Alphabet

5th grade, Awesome Fun Phrase and T-Shirt Picture Drawing Learnin’ Time

5th grade, What do you like?

5th grade, Finishing the lesson with a Creative activity and review activity

5th grade, Fashion Designer (Lesson 5-3)

Hi Friends 1 Lesson 6:

5th grade, Let's find/say the alphabet!

5th grade, Alphabet Soup

5th grade, Alphabets (Lesson 6-1)

5th grade, Let's make a restaurant (Lesson 6 final lesson)

5th grade, Alphabets Review

Hi Friends 1 Lesson 7:

5th grade, What’s This?

5th grade, What's This? (Lesson 7-2)

Hi Friends 1 Lesson 8:

5th grade, Days of the Week (Lesson 8, first lesson)

5th grade, My Dream Schedule (Lesson 8, final lesson)

Hi Friends 1 Lesson 9:

5th grade, School Restaurant

5th grade, What would you like?

Hi Friends 2 Lesson 1:

6th grade, Alphabet Fish

Hi Friends 2 Lesson 2:

6th grade, When Is Your Birthday?

Hi Friends 2 Lesson 3:

6th grade, Can and Can't

6th grade, I Can Put on a Puppet Show!

Hi Friends 2 Lesson 4:

6th grade, Verb Review

6th grade, Directions Lesson

6th grade, Go Straight Suikawari

6th grade, Where is the Supermarket?

6th grade, One Direction

6th grade, Giving Directions - Fukuwarai Game

6th grade, Let's Practice Directions

Hi Friends 2 Lesson 5:

6th grade, What time is it? (Lesson 5-1)

6th grade, Let's Go To Italy

6th grade, Let's Go To _______ (Learn how to say the names of countries)

6th grade, Let's Go to Italy ~ using the computer room

6th grade, Let's Go to Italy (Introduction class)

6th grade, I want to go to

6th grade, Sell a Country

6th grade, Lesson Plan High Friends 2 Lesson 5 – First day

6th grade, Let's Go To! (Lesson 5-3)

6th grade, Where do you want to go? I want to go to Italy to see/to eat…

6th grade, Lesson 5-2 (National Flags)

Hi Friends 2 Lesson 6:

6th grade, Making English "passports" (Lesson 6, but reviews material from all lessons)


Alphabet war! (4-6 grade, text is optional)

Letter to Santa (5th/6th Grade)

Number game (3-6 grade, text optional)

Teaching a simple phrase and vocabulary review (1-6 grade, adaptable activity)

The Gesture Game (1-6 grade, adaptable activity)

We Can! lesson plans

We Can! Lesson Examples
Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
Let's Try 1, Unit 2 "How are you?"

"How are you?" Lesson

How are you? Lesson 1

Let's Try 1, Unit 6 "Alphabet"

Initial Search and Otedama Relay

Alphabet Matching (Lesson 4)

Let's Try 2, Unit 5 "Do you have a pen?"

Let's practice stationery! (Lesson 2)

Do you have a ___? Practice

Let's Try 2, Unit 6 "Alphabet"

Alphabet (Lesson 2)

Let's spell colours (Lesson 4)

Let’s Try 2! 4th Grade- Alphabet Lesson Plan

Let's Try 2, Unit 9 "This is my day"

Schedule Book

Let's Try 2

What XXX do you like?

We Can 1, Unit 1:

5th grade, Hello, Everyone. Lesson plan in japanese (Outline of 7 periods, lesson plan for period 3/7, all in Japanese)

We Can 1, Unit 2:

5th grade, When is your Birthday? (First lesson, Months of the year)

We Can 1, Unit 4:

What time do you get up? - Schedule book

We Can 1, Unit 5:

5th grade, She can run fast. He can jump high. (Final lesson)

We Can 1, Unit 6:

5th grade, Country Pamphlet Activity

We Can 1, Unit 7:

5th grade, Where is the treasure? (First lesson)

We Can 2, Unit 2:

6th grade, Naming Japanese Events

We Can 2, Unit 3:

Practicing 3rd Person Verb Conjugation with Pictionary

Who am I? Self-Introduction

We Can! 2, Unit 4 "I like my town!":

Let's Build a City!

Standard Writing Practise

Sentence Game

Lessons by Topic

Holiday Colours Numbers Miscellaneous
Halloween Bookmarks (Any grade, also can be used in JHS)

Studying Colors and/or Body Parts with Thanksgiving Turkeys (2nd-4th Grade)

Halloween Customs in the US (1st-6th grade, can be used at Kindergarten)

Let's Enjoy Halloween (1st-2nd grade)

Halloween Masks (any grades that have done parts of the face and colors)

Halloween: Pin the Face on the Pumpkin & Making Monsters (5th - 6th grades, can be adjusted for lower grades)

Let`s draw monsters! Halloween Edition! (3rd - 4th grade)

Thanksgiving Turkey (any grade)

Christmas Tree Crafts and Colors (any grades)

Color and Shape Review: Christmas (2nd grade)

Winter Holidays (1-4th grade)

Hoikuen/Elementary Halloween Lesson (ABCs) (Hoikuen (ages 4-6) and Elementary)

Animals and Colors through Picture Books (any grade but designed for 2nd grade)

Learning Shapes and Colour Review (all grades)

Color and Shape Uchiwa (2nd grade)

Crazy Colors (1st-2nd grades)

Teaching colour with fruit and vegetables (1st grade)

Have fun with Numbers and Colours (1st and 2nd grades)

Colors, Animals, and Animal Sounds (any grade)

Learning Colors with Twister! (2nd through 6th grade)

Beginner Level Color Lesson (Kindergarten and Elementary grades 1 and 2)

Color and Shape Review (2nd grade)

I Like Blue (3rd grade, Let's Try 1, p.14-15)

Days of the Week, Numbers (4th grade)

Have fun with Numbers and Colours (1st and 2nd grades)

Introduction to Numbers (1st-4th grades)

Let's Count From 1 to 100 (Elementary grade 4 and above)

Numbers 1 through 10

Numbers 1 through 10 with Number Cards (1st grade)

Numbers 1 through 20

Numbers Above 20

Numbers Matching Game (1st - 4th Grade)

An example of how to adapt a kindergarten brief into a short, fun-filled lesson (Kindergarten Grade 2 - 4/5 years old)

Can you play ~ ? (4th grade)

Character Fukuwarai Battle

Classroom Items (Let’s Try 2 - Unit 5 Do you have a pen?)

Design Your Own Pokemon (4th grade)

Don Janken

Meishi Exchange (4th - 6th grade)

Name that Character (5th-6th grade)

Occupations - "What do you want to be?" "I want to be a________" (6th Grade, 3rd term)

School Stationery (3-4 grade)

Scotland and How's the Weather (1st - 4th grade)

Storytelling Time

Telling the Time and Introducing the Months of the Year (4th grade)

Treasure Hunt (Position words, 5th grade)

What do you want to watch? (6th grade, Unit 6 Lesson 3-5)

Where is my monkey? (4th-6th grade, beginner's elementary eikaiwa)

Who Are They?

YuruKyara-Hunter! (4th-6th grade)

Animals Food Body Parts Likes
Animals (2nd or 3rd grade)

Animals 1 (2nd/3rd grade)

Animals 2 (1st or 2nd grade)

Animals and Colors through Picture Books (any grade but designed for 2nd grade)

Colors, Animals, and Animal Sounds (any grade)

Farm Animal Finger Puppets (grade 2)

Farm Animals (2nd Grade)

Learning the names of animals not commonly seen in Japan (1-4 grade)

Teaching Animal Names with ''Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?'' (1st-4th grade)

Teaching colour with fruit and vegetables (1st grade)

Ordering at a Restaurant (3-4th grade)

I'd like... Make your own pizza!(4th grade)

World Food and Drink (4th - 6th grade)

Buying and Selling Fruit (3rd grade)

What Drink Do You Like? (4th grade)

ITAI!!! Game

Let's Learn Body Parts! (1st grade)

Learning Body Parts (1st and 2nd grade)

Hokey Pokey (3rd/4th grade)

My Monster (All grades)

Body Parts Activities (2nd grade)

Lava Floors & Evolution "I Like~" (1st - 2nd grade)

"I Like Red Dogs" and MarioKart (all grades, JHS 1st grade)

Interview Bingo ("What (color/sport/fruit/etc.) do you like?") (3rd grade)

What do you like? (1st-3rd grade)

These are a few of my FAVOURITE things (3rd grade, beginner level)

Alphabet Feelings - Expressions Phonics Days of the Week - Months
ABC: Writing, Reading, and Feeling (5-6, preferably students who have studied the ABCs before)

Alphabet Games (3rd-6th grades)

Connecting the letters of the uppercase and lowercase alphabet(Grade 4)

English Alphabet Review

Introduction to Alphabet (4th grade, Let's Try 2 Unit 6 (1))

Name Cards for the Artistic (3rd grade)

Reading and Writing the alphabet (4-6 grade)

Understanding the Difference between the Alphabet and Kanji, learn 10 letters (Grade 1)

We're Goin' on a Letter Hunt (4th grade, Let's Try! 2 - Unit 6 Hour #2)

Happy Face (1st through 4th grades)

How Are You? (Kindergarten/ES)

Five Minute Daily Phonics (5th and 6th grades, done in every class)

Phonics Escape Room (5th grade and above)

Phonics Warm-Up (E-Friends Version) (Grades 1-4, modifiable for 5 and 6)

What Do You Want? ABCs and Phonics (5th grade)

Days of the Week, Numbers (4th grade)

The Days of the Weeks (1-4 grade)

Telling the Time and Introducing the Months of the Year (4th grade)

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