Chinese / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Reproduce key Chinese characters from familiar contexts using stroke types and sequences, and component forms and their arrangement (ACLCHU027)

Elaborations
  • engaging with a range of basic characters and components and exploring their individual meanings, for example, 大 , 小,足,手
  • exploring the process of character construction, including counting the number of strokes, describing the shape of strokes, differentiating between similar strokes, and following general rules of stroke order
  • making connections between basic characters and related component forms (for example, radicals like and 扌;人 and ), and recognising the number and arrangement of components in a compound character, for example, that has three components and has two components, that (standing person) is on the left-hand side
  • exploring the concept of ‘word’ in Chinese and knowing that each character is a meaningful unit (morpheme) that is used to make up ‘words’ such as 白菜 (white + vegetable), 好朋友 (good + friend + friend), 男生 (male + student)
  • making connections between key morphemes in familiar words, for example, fruit group 水果、苹果 、果汁; vehicle group 汽车、火车、车子
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Morphemes,  Chinese languages,  Chinese characters,  Compound characters

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