This is a pack of worksheets to prepare students for the A Level essays on Ekuni Kaori’s book “Duke”. It includes: A vocab list to help with reading the book Prompt questions for an initial book review in English A list of True/False sentences about the book in Japanese Vocabulary for analysing literature in Japanese A listing of Japanese book reviews and blogs about “Duke” in Japanese A list of all the past paper questions about this book An example first question to tackle
This powerpoint introduces Japanese culture, the Olympic mascots and emblems and then teaches basic greetings and numbers in Japanese. It was written for Y9 but would work just as well as a starting point for primary, perhaps without the assumption that there may well be some in the audience obsessed with Japanese pop culture who might know answers to questions. I’ve written guidance on the notes pages and ideas of what to discuss based on having delivered it, trying to assume it’s being delivered by someone with minimal familiarity with Japan and Japanese. If I’ve made assumptions there I do apologise but most of it is googlable - the Japan Foundation has a lot of good resources.
A list of example words and phrases students aiming for A* - C grades should try to include in speaking and writing assessments
A booklet taking students through basic phrases and vocabulary. I use this in class in the last few lessons or sometimes give to more independent students to complete over a holiday period. I’ve also used it to assess learning with new students if they’re not absolute beginners. Developed for upper primary but would also be good consolidation for secondary. Numbers Tones Greetings Name Age This is a … Family Colours Dates
Worksheet pack introducing phrases and structuring production of a description of a holiday using the wordbank provided and question prompts. Suitable for KS3 upwards and GCSE preparation.
Essay task based on the 2009 Edexcel spec AS essay question format. Students are directed to Japanese websites for independent research before answering the questions.
Essay task following the Edexcel 2009 spec AS essay tasks format with independent research prompts sending the student to Japanese websites for phrases and inspiration.
A listing of the old spec A2 kanji for revision
Preparation for study of Japanese events and festivals. Suitable for introducing the topic in preparation for an essay or class discussion. Includes a passage about some main events (New year, summer festivals, snow festival, children's day) with brief description of typical activities followed by questions prompting students to research their chosen festival in detail and learn some key vocabulary. The language and kanji are suitable for A level students, but could be adapted with more furigana for a challenge at the end of GCSE (I've attached the word version so it can be modified to suit students' knowledge). I have a GCSE version which I will upload separately.
Preparation for study of Japanese events and festivals. Suitable for introducing the topic in preparation for an essay or class discussion. Includes a passage about some main events (New year, summer festivals, snow festival, children’s day) with brief description of typical activities followed by questions prompting students to research their chosen festival in detail and learn some key vocabulary. The language and kanji are suitable for GCSE level students.
A worksheet pack taking the student through the rooms in a house. Structured writing of sentences describing the student’s house in response to question prompts is followed by space to write about their house.
A worksheet for students aiming for top grades. Gives some more unusual verbs and sentences to fit them into.
I work through the Tobira textbook for A Level as it has some really good topic work. This excel sheet is adapted from the Tobira website’s listing of kanji by chapter but I’ve gone through and highlighted which are GCSE, AS, A2 or not in the spec at all. This took ages so I hope it’s helpful for someone else!
Gap fill exercises using patterns and vocabulary from chapter 1 of the Genki 1 textbook
Worksheet structuring students’ practice of the kanji required in the AS level Education and Employment topic. Kanji are introduced with space to practice and common compounds are listed.