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

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that texts such as stories, games and conversations have particular language features and textual conventions

[Key concepts: text, genre, language features, mode; Key processes: comparing, analysing, recognising]


  • recognising features of familiar genres of Japanese texts such as picture books, digital books or games, video clips or songs
  • recognising differences between the layout and language features of different types of texts, including たてがき, よこがき
  • recognising the role played by different elements in texts to contribute to meaning-making, for example, the layout, title, illustration and use of punctuation in a picture book or the use of speech bubbles in a cartoon
  • recognising patterns in simple spoken or written texts in Japanese, for example, in relation to the use of particles, verb endings and other frequently occurring features
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Text types,  Language conventions,  Literary genres,  Japanese language

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