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Japanese / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and use all katakana and understand the relationship in texts between hiragana, katakana and kanji

[Key concepts: script function, kanji readings; Key processes: identifying, differentiating, writing, reading]

 (ACLJAU175)

Elaborations
  • reading and writing all katakana, including voiced, unvoiced, contracted and blended sounds, using the kana chart
  • understanding that many kanji are made up of more than one component and that radicals often represent meaning, for example, the radical means something to do with ‘wood’
  • noticing that kanji can clearly differentiate the meanings of words that are pronounced identically, such as and
  • learning to write words and phrases using both kana and kanji, for example, 大きい(くるま)、小さい木
  • using furigana to support the reading of unfamiliar kanji
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Japanese language,  Kanji,  Katakana,  Hiragana

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