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Learning objects Stroke dig: level 3 [Chinese]

TLF ID L2575

Restore stone tablets and character strokes from dig sites. Separate the tablets; notice that each has the faded outline of a Chinese character. Sort the strokes into stroke types according to their shape. Rebuild the characters by using the sorted strokes in the right order. Discover the meaning and sound of the characters. This learning object is the last in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore the range of strokes in Chinese characters.
  • Students classify strokes into six groups.
  • Students recognise that characters are composed of a set number of strokes that are written in a set direction and order.
Educational value
  • Introduces stroke types and their role in defining the order of writing strokes in Chinese characters.
  • Provides opportunities to classify strokes according to their type.
  • Provides opportunities to assemble characters according to given stroke order conventions.
Year level

3; 4

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

Other details

  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Anne-Maree Scott
  • Address: Bundanoon NSW 2578 Australia
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
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 (Mac OS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
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'.
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.