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Learning objects Match it: matching hiragana A

TLF ID L11421

Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as こ and い. Pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their shapes and sounds. Work your way through five groups of four hiragana. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. It is also packaged as part of a combined learning object.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify matching hiragana from sets of hiragana with similar structure.
  • Students notice that hiragana that look similar have different sounds.
  • Students distinguish between different hiragana that have subtle variations in strokes.
  • Students build their knowledge of the meanings and sounds of hiragana.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to identify and recall subtle differences in strokes that form different hiragana.
  • Models the pronunciation of hiragana.
  • Provides instructions and feedback in English.
  • Randomly reorganises hiragana to encourage repeated use.
  • Includes an option to print flashcards of all hiragana presented in the learning object.
Year level

2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Listening
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Games;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Miyuki Shino
  • Address: Isaacs ACT 2607 Australia
  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Penn Short
  • Organisation: Tyger Eye Design
  • Address: Port Macquarie VIC 2444
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Generic
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.