Many of you may be wondering how to teach the unit on “giving directions” to first grade JHS students this year. This was an activity originally targeted for 2nd year students, but it was moved to the first year textbook, posing a challenge for both students and teachers. So I have prepared a new PowerPoint presentation using Totoro from the famous Japanese cartoon as a way to help introduce and teach this unit to first graders. Click here to download the “Help Totoro!” PowerPoint file now!
Title: Help Totoro!
Purpose: Teach how to give simple directions with a fun back story
Level: 1st year junior high school students
Time: 5-10 minute introduction or review activity
Notes: Read the slide notes for a model script on how to use the PowerPoint
*I used to teach 2nd grade students “giving directions” with a PowerPoint and a story about Ichiro Suzuki looking for Yankee Stadium. Follow the link to see the old PowerPoint.