Word sort activity using Japanese loan words "borrowed" from Japanese.
This activity provides students studying Japanese language, culture, or history with an opportunity to build on their background knowledge about the Japanese language during the first week of school or with a substitute teacher. This activity could also be used at any time during the year or in an English/Language Arts classroom to develop English vocabulary (because all the words are also used in English) or a Social Studies/History unit on Japan.
Pages include one page of headers, two pages of words to sort (72 words total), three pages of a student self-assessment to also record definitions or guesses, an answer key, a skeleton lesson plan outline for a substitute, and a how-to page. Cover page and credits/thank-you not included in page count.
Keywords: Japanese loan words, English words borrowed from Japanese, English words of Japanese origin, English words with Japanese roots, Substitute plan, Sub plans, Japanese etymology, Substitute plan, Sub plans, Emergency sub plans, First Day Lesson, First Week Lesson, World Languages, Nippon