Plastic's Journey: BILINGUAL VERSION
Follow the journey of a plastic bag as it unfortunately floats past, through and into nature. This story exposes young primary-aged readers to both hiragana and kanji words for nature in a story that will encourage discussion about the environment, recycling and plastic use.
Nature Kanji; 山, 木, 田んぼ, 土, 花,海
Kanji numbers up to 20
Sustainability (soft plastics reaching the ocean)
With free access to a bilingual and a Japanese-only audiobook and hiragana chart bookmark, this picture book has been written for primary aged beginners of Japanese, (ideally Foundation to Year 2 Strand of the Australian Curriculum but can also be used for beginners in Year 3 and 4). (See Content Descriptions below).
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.
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.
Foundation to Year 2 ACARA Content Descriptions
Participate in shared listening to, viewing and reading of imaginative texts, and respond through singing, chanting, miming, play-acting, drawing, action and movement
[Key concepts: imagination, response, expression; Key processes: responding, performing, sharing, expressing] (ACLJAC114)
Participate in shared performances and presentations of stories, songs, chants and rhymes
[Key concepts: performance, narration, image, rhythm; Key processes: acting, creating, composing, expressing] (ACLJAC115)
ReflectingNotice and describe some ways in which Japanese language and communicative behaviour are similar or different to own language(s) and cultural forms of expression
[Key concepts: language, culture, similarity and difference, respect; Key processes: noticing, comparing, considering] (ACLJAC118)
(reflect about onomatopoeic words in English. How does wind sound in English?)
Systems of languageRecognise sounds and rhythms of spoken Japanese, and learn how sounds are produced and represented in the three different scripts
[Key concepts: mora, rhythm, intonation; Key processes: listening, distinguishing, recognising] (ACLJAU120 )
Recognise and copy some hiragana and a few high-frequency kanji
[Key concepts: script, kana, kanji, phonemic awareness, meaning; Key processes: recognising, tracing, copying] (ACLJAU121 )
CROSS CURRICULAR PRIORITIES
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