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Four Corners

SUBMITTED BY: Lynn Bunter / Aimee Ono

SUGGESTED TOPIC: General Game

E-GO EDITED BY: Mooloo

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: My own stint in elementary school

DATE ADDED: Mar 13, 2008 

TRANSLATED BYSatoru Miyakoshi

 

 

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10-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Inside various squares around the classroom are the 'target vocabulary' words. Students choose a square to stand in and listen to see if it's the English word the teacher calls out.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Picture cards (the number depends on your target vocabulary)
  • Tape/magnets

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. If you're from America, you might remember playing "4 Corners" as a kid. This game also works really well for young students here as a way to practice any difficult vocabulary words.
  2. Assign each of the four corners of the classroom a word that the students have trouble remembering. For example, make a watermelon, grape, strawberry and peach corner. Throw up a picture in each corner so they can remember.
  3. To start, you stand in the center of the room and cover your eyes. The students have to choose one corner to stand in. Count down from 10 in English, then yell out the corner name. The students standing in that corner are OUT and must join you in the center.
  4. Start counting down again and yell out a new corner. Repeat this process until you have 1-3 students left standing.
  5. Once the kids get the hang of it, pick volunteers from the losing students who want to cover their eyes, count down and yell out a corner. Make sure the losers help you count down (great number practice)!
  6. This activity gets the students running around and thinking of words in English. I played this with 1st and 2nd years and THEY LOVED IT. I would imagine it would work well in 3rd and 4th.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • Aimee's Variation: For this variation, you simply need to make four flashcards: O, ◎, X, △ (O=yes ◎=very much X=no △=a little). Put one card in each of the four corners of the classroom. Check with the students that they understand the meaning of the card. In my experience, the students should already know. Then, simply ask questions questions like, "Do you like ice cream?" The students move to the appropriate corner of the classroom. This variation is good for introducing 'likes/dislikes'. I rarely have a student who doesn't actively participate in this activity.

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Great game for reviewing difficult vocabulary words. Fantastic for small kids but may not work as well for older students.
  • Split the class into smaller squares to practice more vocabulary words at the same time.

 

 

 

 

概要: 教室内の4隅にtarget vocabulary' wordsを割り当てます。生徒は4隅の中から好きな場所を選んで立ち、その場所に割り当てられた言葉が先生の言う言葉かどうかを聞き分けます。

 

必要な教材

  • 絵カードを target vocabularyに応じた数だけ準備します。
  • テープ、磁石

手順

  1. ALTがAmerica出身なら,子供の頃"4 Corners" で遊んだ覚えがあるだろう。このゲームは難しい言葉を練習する方法として、特に低学年で効果的だ。
  2. 教室の4隅に覚えるのが難しい言葉を割り当てる。例えば、 a watermelon, grape, strawberry and peach コーナー等を作る。それぞれのコーナーに生徒が覚えていられるように絵を貼る。
  3. 始めに、ALTが教室の真ん中に立ち、目を覆う。生徒は立つ位置を選ぶ。 英語で10をカウントダウンしたら、コーナーの名前を叫ぶ。そのコーナーに立っていた生徒はそこから出て、ALTがいるセンターに来なければならない。
  4. またカウントダウンして新しいコーナーを叫ぶ。1~3人の生徒が残るまで行う。
  5. 生徒がゲームを理解したら、負けた生徒の中から違うボランティアを募る。その生徒は目を覆い、カウントダウンし、コーナーの名前を叫ぶ。また、ALTがカウントダウンするときに敗者に一緒にカウントダウンさせる。(数字の練習のいい機会。)!
  6. このゲームは生徒を走り回らせ、英語で言葉を考えさせる。私はこのゲームを1年生と2年生でやってみたが、みんなこのゲームが大好き。3,4年生でもきっとうまくいくと思う。

バリエーション

  • Aimee's Variation: For this variation, you simply need to make four flashcards: O, ◎, X, △ (O=yes ◎=very much X=no △=a little). Put one card in each of the four corners of the classroom. Check with the students that they understand the meaning of the card. In my experience, the students should already know. Then, simply ask questions questions like, "Do you like ice cream?" The students move to the appropriate corner of the classroom. This variation is good for introducing 'likes/dislikes'. I rarely have a student who doesn't actively participate in this activity.

教える際のアドバイス

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  • 難しい言葉を復習するのに都合のよいゲームです。小さい子どもにとっては有効ですが、高学年では効果的ではないかもしれません。
  • 同時にたくさんの言葉を学習する時には、教室をさらに細かく分けてみます。

 

  

 


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