Learning objects Stampede: balloon stampede [Chinese]

TLF ID L469

Look at the structure of Chinese characters appearing on a series of balloons. Classify the structure of each character. Stamp the characters according to their structures. Correct answers will pop the balloons. Note that there are about 400 components (basic characters) in Chinese writing. These components act as building blocks, which can be joined in different ways to form new characters. A combination of characters is called a structure. There are ten main structures as well as some exceptions. Learn the first three structures. Build your knowledge of character components and structures by checking meanings and spoken examples. Notice there are some exceptions to the general patterns when compounding characters. Increase the challenge by adjusting speed. This learning object is the first in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty. The learning object is also available for use on tablets.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify a Chinese character’s structure from a choice of three structures.
Educational value
  • Introduces the first three structures of Chinese characters and the concept that these are comprised of components (basic characters) which act as building blocks.
  • Provides opportunities to classify a character according to its structure.
  • Displays groups of characters according to their structure.
  • Gives meanings of characters and models their pronunciation.
  • Displays point scores for character structures correctly identified by the student within a time limit.
Year level

3; 4

Learning area
  • languages other than english
Strand
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Writing
Concept
  • Languages other than english/Visual cues
  • Languages other than english/Vocabulary
  • Languages other than english/Pinyin
  • Languages other than english/Chinese
  • Languages other than english/Character texts
  • Languages other than english/Characters
  • Languages other than english/Linguistic structures and features
Skill
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Games;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 27 May 2014
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • 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
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements