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Vol. 47 What can we do besides bookwork during Summer break?

Because there are always absent students during school holidays, we prefer the students not to continue with their textbooks. What sort of lessons can you recommend besides bookwork?
Picture books is a good option! We have Picture Books and Picture Books by Songs and Chants.  Picture Books by Song and Chants are picture books which contains stories inspired by the songs and the chants from our WELCOME series.Story inspired by WELCOME to LW PINK
Time to wake up! / What’s in the cart? / Whose shirt?

Story inspired by WELCOME to LW YELLOW
abcd chants / Open the window / With my eyes / Where is Everyone?

Vol. 46 To get used to phonics while learning YELLOW, BOOK 1&2 and READY.

Preferred workbooks to get used to phonics with “YELLOW”, “Book 1”, “Book 2” and “READY”?
We recommend “Picture Books by Chants” “abcd Chants” and “Click on Phonics” .
With Learning World, please spend approximately 15 minutes for phonics in each lesson.
Popular selection for “YELLOW” learners is “abcd Chants”, and “Click on Phonics Series” for  “BOOK1”.

◆Getting used to the sound of phonics is highly recommended for “YELLOW” learners. “abcd Chants” will be a great method. There is a DVD available also.
Click here for a sample video

Click on Phonics is useful to focus more on letters. It  consists of 42 lessons, a Reading Book “Cat,Hen,Pig,Fox and Snake, RUN”  and some tests are also included.

Lesson 1-10(WORKBOOK1) will match BOOK 1 or READY
Lesson 11-26(WORKBOOK2)  will match BOOK 2
Phonics of BOOK 3 are covered after Lesson 27.

Vol. 45 Where can I see “35 Questions” which is stated in Learning World 1 Teacher’s Manual?

Where can I see “35 Questions” which is stated in “Learning World 1 Teacher’s Manual”?

In Learning World 1 Teacher’s Manual CD-ROM, 
Click the green button at the top of CONTENTS page, next to “35 Questions List for Book 1”. It will show the list which you can use for “Learning World 1”. It is also printable in A4 paper.

Learning World series guide students to get used to English expressions in realistic communications by using them in classes, instead of practicing in patterns.
At the beginning of each lesson, give students some free time to chat so they can practice not only the questions from the list but what they learned so far.

Vol. 44 Recommendable picture books for trial lessons?

Which picture book do you recommend for a trial lesson?
Here is a lesson example with Vol.2  A Beautiful Butterflypicture book.


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All 10 of our picture books are suitable for trial lessons. Each book contains character formation through the language education. With these picture books kids can enjoy guessing what to expect next.


A Beautiful Butterfly” is one of the most popular books among different ages.


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Every time you turn the pages, let children guess what the caterpillar will eat on the next page. It is okay for kids to guess in Japanese, the teacher can translate and teach the words in English.




Prepare some photo copies of the coloring butterfly before the lesson.




After the reading, children can color the butterfly in the way they think it’s beautiful. If the trial lesson is run by two teachers, one can talk to their parents about the lesson while the other teacher helping kids to color the butterfly.



After coloring, children introduce their colored butterfly to the class, saying “This is my beautiful butterfly”


Cut the butterfly out and make a paper puppet with chopsticks. This will be a souvenir from the trial lesson.

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Vol. 43 Ideas and methods for a trial lesson?

Please advice some ideas and methods for a trial lesson?
Here is a popular activity for children in the beginners level.


“Let’s Make a Face” (3 to 10 years old)



Using different parts  in various colors,  sizes and shapes.


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Pick a face and explain what it looks like. Kids guess which face is the teacher talking about, they will be excited to hear how the faces that they made will be explained.


After the activity, listen to  chant:Let’s Make a Face  and repeat the target words. (Face parts in this case.)


After the lesson, explain the purpose of the lesson to the parents.

  1. Importance of expressing one’s thoughts.
  2. Importance of being creative in a situation without solid answers.
  3. Improvement in listening skill
  4. Importance of enjoying the topic with chants.
  5. Importance of knowing foreign looks : eyes and hair in different colors.

While talking to parents, kids can draw faces using their imagination.


This activity is included in “Learning World Book 1 Activity Sheets 90”.

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