Daruma Otoshi Loses His Stomach BILINGUAL VERSION
Daruma Otoshi-san teaches the reader how to play this traditional Japanese game. With many words of encouragement, the reader makes good progress, until the end when something goes wrong. This story demonstrates using a number of simple conjunction words as well as including many common, useful expressions used when playing games.
Cultural Focus: Teaches how to play Daruma Otoshi
Language for playing games; いい です よ, がんばって ください, よく できました, だいじょうぶ, あぶない, できます か, よかった です, おうえん して います, こわい,やった ね, じゃ
Conjunctions; さいしょ, つぎ, でも, さいご
Colours; あお, ちゃいろ, あか, きいろ, みどり
With free access to bilingual and Japanese-only audio book and hiragana chart bookmark, this 40 page picture book has been written for primary aged beginner/intermediate level of Japanese, (ideally Year 3 and 4 Strand of the Australian Curriculum but can also be used for Year 5 and 6).
Each colourful page is firstly presented in hiragana only. Once the page is turned, children can then see the same page with both the English meaning and also each hiragana character decoded in romaji above, so that readers are able to check on the accuracy of their hiragana reading as they go.
(See Content Descriptions below).
The book is generously sized at 20.6cm by 20.6 cm making it easy to hold and images and words clear and easy to see. Printed locally in Australia on quality paper, this book has been made to last in a classroom, library or home with long term use in mind.
ACARA Year 3 to 4 Content Descriptions Daruma Otoshi Loses His Stomach
Interact with the teacher and peers to exchange information about self, family, friends and favourite things, and likes and dislikes, and to express praise, support and respect for others
[Key concepts: communication, information, self, family, respect; Key processes: introducing, interacting, describing] (ACLJAC127 )
Participate in and respond to imaginative texts such as interactive stories and performances, for example by acting out responses or making simple statements to identify and compare favourite characters and elements
[Key concepts: response, expression; Key processes: participating, imagining, creating, interpreting] (ACLJAC132)
Notice what is similar or different to own language and culture when interacting in Japanese in different contexts and situations
[Key concepts: respect, culture, similarity and difference, communication; Key processes: identifying, explaining, experimenting, reflecting] (ACLJAC136 )
Systems of language
Understand that hiragana symbols can be combined to represent words
[Key concepts: consonant, vowel, kana, foot, mora, rhythm, pronunciation; Key processes: recognising, differentiating, demonstrating] (ACLJAU138 )
Recognise the systematic order within the hiragana character set; commence hiragana script writing and recognise and write frequently used kanji
[Key concepts: character, kana and kanji, stroke order, font; Key processes: recognising, tracing, reading, writing] (ACLJAU139)
Understand and identify elements of basic grammar and sentence structure and interaction patterns
[Key concepts: verb conjugation, particles, word order, vocabulary, counter; Key processes: describing, indicating, identifying, questioning] (ACLJAU140 )
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