1. This begins with a history reading section. Next come:
2. Twenty Questions About Japan’s History test/discussion prompts on the Reader along with the Answers Key, then goes to;
3. A Common Core: Informational Text page with clearly-worded suggestions on how teachers can connect the Reader’s information to Common Core State Standards ELAS.R:IT.1-10;
4. An easy Guided Composition Activity called “A Brief History Of Japan” for more easily teaching students how to write with a Thesis-Support-Thesis structure (suitable also for a classroom Writing Center etc);
5. A Japanese Culture Bingo template card that via cut-and-paste can easily be made into any number of additional cards;
6. A Japanese History Board Game with four photo playing pieces (antique car, sports car, brown horse, black horse) and text on each square giving names of major time periods such as from Paleo to the current “Post-war Heisei Period” of history;
7. Photos Show: photos and illustrations with text regarding for example spicey wasabi, Japanese paintings and writing systems, kabuki theater, origami art of paper folding etc;
8, 9, 10, 11, 12. “A Basic History Of Japan” Word Searches (5 total pages): each gives the basic history in a paragraph that has key words underlined then there is the word search in which the words are hidden so that this isn’t a just a find-the-words game but causes the students to again and again review the material in order to do the game—unique Word Searches that are actual learning activities;
13. Numbers Cryptogram learning game on Japan’s history;
14. Letters Cryptogram learning game on Japan’s history;
15. Greek Letters Cryptogram learning game on Japan’s history;
16. “Japanese Language” printable section has background on Japanese, conversational Japanese (e.g.: Hello, What’s your name, What is that?, How much?, Where’s a bathroom?), pronunciation tips, grammar sketch, extra vocabulary groups;
17. Japanese Language Word Searches targeting the just preceding Japanese Language section;
18. Numbers Cryptogram word game also targeting the Japanese Language section;
19. Letters Cryptogram word game also targeting the Japanese Language section;
20. Greek Letters Cryptogram word game also targeting the Japanese Language section;
21. Clipart: Japanese Culture—handy for classroom décor, arts-and-crafts projects etc;
22. Certificate Of Completion, which is a nice reward.
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REASONS TO PURCHASE HERE 1. plenty of material priced fair, 2. It’s reusable over the years, 3. buying it is more convenient than trying to make it all yourself, 4. students enjoy the fun parts making the work more fun too, 5. most word searches have a format helping teach information with the words, 6. the package is complete with reading components, tests with keys, other handy and helpful material at a more than fair price, 7. it looks attractive and is professional, 8. Many of my items include some Spanish to help ESL/ELL students not be totally lef out; 9. you’ll love it that your students stay busy learning like happy bees at the honey hive of knowledge, your classroom, even as they have in mine.
Note: Spanish used in products in the store here is more of the informal Latino Spanish actually used by most students from Latin America rather than the formal Castilian of Spain; so there are some differences in grammar, spelling and or vocabulary even as there are with American and British English.
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