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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Daily Routines

Video Summary
In this lesson, students practice vocabulary related to daily routines in Japan and in the U.S. First, Ms. Dyer uses Total Physical Response and authentic materials to introduce the vocabulary. Next, the class places pictures of daily activities in sequential order, and continues reviewing the vocabulary and reflecting on Japanese culture depicted in large photo panels. Then, in pairs, students use props and drawings to talk about their personal routines. Finally, students compare the daily routines of students living in Japan and in the U.S., using a Venn diagram and a game of charades.

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Key Terms
authentic materials
Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)
heritage speaker
information gap
native speaker
negotiation of meaning
Total Physical Response (TPR)
Venn diagram

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Margaret Dyer
Language: Japanese
Grade: 5
School: Clarendon Elementary School, San Francisco, California
Lesson Date: May 16
Class Size: 26
Schedule: 45 minutes daily

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