Kanji wheel of discovery 2

TLF ID L1331

Solve word puzzles in a quiz show. Choose a key kanji such as 同, 学 or 明. Then spin the wheel to make new compound words using your key kanji. Use the meanings of the individual kanji to work out the meaning of each compound word and score points. Solve the meaning of enough compound words to win a prize. Review all the compound words made. This learning object is the first in a series of two objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students deduce the meaning of compound words from the meanings of the individual kanji.
  • Students build their knowledge of the meanings and sounds of kanji.
Educational value
  • Demonstrates that the sound and meaning of a compound word is often derived from its component kanji.
  • Includes compound words covering a range of sounds and meanings.
  • Awards a virtual prize for achievement of a given level of performance.
  • Randomly generates kanji to encourage repeated use.
  • Includes simple Japanese feedback while instructional text is in English.
  • Includes an option to print flashcards of all individual kanji and compound words presented in the learning object.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Listening
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Games
  • Languages other than english/Experiment
  • Languages other than english/Single words
  • Languages other than english/Vocabulary
  • Languages other than english/Contexts
  • Languages other than english/Auditory cues
  • Languages other than english/Characters
  • Languages other than english/Language patterns
  • Languages other than english/Japanese
  • Languages other than english/Linguistic structures and features
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Games;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Anne-Marie Scott
  • Address: Bundanoon NSW 2578 Australia
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Miyuki Shino
  • Address: Isaacs ACT 2067 Australia
  • Technical implementer
  • Organisation: Liquid Interactive
  • Address: Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Australia
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Generic
Learning resource type
  • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
  • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
  • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
Operating systems
  • ms-windows - minimum version: Vista+
  • macos - minimum version: 10.9+
  • ios - minimum version: 9+
  • android - minimum version: 5+
Platform requirements
  • Microsoft East Asian language fonts must be installed on the user's computer for correct operation of this content. For installation notes, refer to Microsoft Windows 'Help'. Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbps connection due to the use of rich media content. Load time on some screens may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.