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Learning objects Kanji whiz: hanetsuki


Explore ten possible structures of kanji. Look at the structure of kanji appearing on shuttlecocks. Break up each kanji into two parts and classify its structure. Continue to break up the kanji into smaller components if possible. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Play the challenge game and sort 20 kanji by structure. This learning object is the third 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 recognise ten structures of kanji.
  • Students identify the components within kanji.
  • Students classify kanji according to their structure.
Educational value
  • Introduces ten possible structures of kanji as well as exceptions.
  • Demonstrates that kanji are comprised of components (basic kanji) which act as building blocks.
  • Provides opportunities to classify kanji according to ten structures.
  • Displays groups of kanji according to their structure.
  • Models pronunciation and gives readings and meanings of kanji.
  • Keeps score for kanji structures correctly identified.
  • Encourages repeated use by randomly generating kanji.
  • Includes options to print kanji by structure or as flashcards.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
  • Technical implementer
  • Subject matter expert
  • Organisation: Miyuki Shino
  • Address: Isaacs ACT 2607 Australia
  • 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
  • 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
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.