Learning objects Kanji whiz: balloon

TLF ID L706

Explore three structures of kanji. Classify kanji appearing on a series of balloons and stamp each kanji according to its structure. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Play the challenge game and sort kanji by structure. This learning object is the first in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify kanji that have one of three structures – inseparable, top and bottom, and left and right sides.
Educational value
  • Introduces the concept that kanji are comprised of components which act as building blocks.
  • Provides opportunities to classify kanji according to three structures – inseparable, top and bottom, and left and right sides.
  • Displays groups of kanji according to their structure.
  • Models pronunciation and gives readings and meanings of kanji.
  • Encourages repeated use by randomly generating kanji.
  • Includes options to print the kanji structures and kanji flashcards.
Year level

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

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/Japanese
  • Languages other than english/Linguistic structures and features
  • Languages other than english/Character texts
  • Languages other than english/Characters
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: 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 2607 Australia
  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Penn Short
  • Organisation: Tyger Eye Design
  • Address: Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Australia
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Generic
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
Platform requirements
  • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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