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Go: JHS GrammarSagasu Game


SUBMITTED BY: Patrick Bickford




EXAMPLEwho, what, when, where, how

DATE ADDEDMay 25, 2010


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35-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINESagasu is Japanese for search. In groups of four, students must work together to complete a list of questions. They do this by searching out information about famous people that has been dumbed down to their English ability.   



  • SagasuGame attachments: There are three different versions to choose from: easy, medium or hard. Also, to keep the file size down, I've only included the information and not any pictures. You'll need to go out and google for them.



  1. Place the different skill level cards in various parts of the classroom.
    Split the class into groups of four and have them decide who is going to work in which position, see the diagram to the right.
  3. Handout the worksheet you previously made and let the students have fun finding out new information about some of their favorite people.
  4. You and the JTE roam the class helping out the students when they get stuck.


  • The writers in each group might have a problem with spelling. If you think this is an issue with your class, create a toolbox of random words they can reference.



  • There are always different skill levels in English class. In hopes to provide an activity that various levels can play together, I’ve created cards that have 3 different English skill levels.
  • Before this game, you will need to teach:
    • The past tense of 'is'.
    • Explain how say a decimal in English, which is “point”. There is a stat on Ichiro’s card that requires it.
    • Teach them how to say years in English. For example, 1975 is nineteen seventy-five.



  • I spent about 6 hours creating a list of people and tracking their information. This might seem like a long time but there is a lot of conflicting information on the net. The information in the attachment below is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

If you have an updated attachment, email it to the site: admin (at) epedia (dot) onmicrosoft (dot) com


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