Japanese III for the year 2012-2013

Tomoko Ogi Moses

Murray High School, Murray, Utah

Students will increase in the knowledge and acquire practical vocabulary and more complex spoken and written sentences including 200 Kanji.

The students will develop more fluency in spoken Japanese during class time through variety of activities and projects.  The students will work together in pairs and/or groups cooperatively to acquire five language skills:  listening, speaking, reading, writing and understanding of culture, history, geography and current news of Japan.  Groups will be designated by the instructor.

Month

Standards

Indicators

Assessment

August

Review proficiency in sentence construction and grammar rules from previous year.

Students will complete Workbook III.

100 points

September

Lesson 16:  Shinkansen (Bullet Train)

Students read and memorize the dialog between Mr. Clark and the railroad conductor.

Students form into group and write dialog

Produce portfolio for Parent/Teacher Conference

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Chapter Test

 Oral role play

  20
  
  50

 100 

 100

October

Lesson 17:  Sightseeing

Students learn how to write more complex sentences using subordinate clauses.

Students  write about their travel experiences and give oral presentation to the class

 

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Chapter Test

Oral presentation

  20
  
  50

 100 

 100

November

Lesson 18:  Mr. Oyama and Mr. Ogawa

Students learn vocabulary and sentences in comparison,  antonymous and synonym

Students acquire Japanese expressions on “wearing.” And write what they are wearing.

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Chapter Test

Written assignment

  20
  
  50

100

100

December

Lesson 28:  Burglars

Students learn sentences with “is supposed to” and “it seems that—“

Read aloud the stories in the lesson

Students write some incident with burglars.

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Chapter Test

Written assignment

  20
 
  50

100

100

January

Start Japanese History and Culture by Masakazu Watabe: Shotoku Taishi (573-624 AD), Genji and Heike (9th-11th centuries), Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu (12th – 17th centuries)

Write the impact of Chinese civilization to ancient Japan

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Chapter Test

Written assignment

  20

   50

100

100

February

Japanese History and Culture: Nichiren (1222-1299)

Learn the impact of Nichiren to Japanese culture

Students summarize the biography in one page.

Prepare for BYU Language Fair: bank, post office, hotel, store, rail road station.

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Chapter Test

Written assignment

  20
 
  50

100

100

 

March

Japanese History and Culture: Shognate (1163-1868)

Students read in English and complete exercises in Japanese

 

Movie:  Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa and students will write a movie review.

 

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Chapter Test

Written assignment: movie review

  20

  50

100

100

April

Japanese History and Culture: Meiji Restoration and Present

Students read the textbook in English and complete exercises in Japanese

Students master Japanese grammatical syntax through the story.

Participate in BYU Language Fair

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Chapter Test

Language Fair

  20 

  50

100

100

 

May

Since this is the last Japanese class offered at Murray City District, the students will wrap up their learning Japanese from the first year.

Review vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures.

Students will write an essay in English according to Murray City School District’s English literacy from topics related to Japanese language, culture and history.

 

Kanji Exercises

Vocabulary Quiz

Grammar Test

Essay

  20
  
  50

100

100