Greeting My Animal Friends: BILINGUAL VERSION
Students in Foundation to Year 2 learn about Australian animals and their habits. This story connects with this familiar topic and encourages children to use Japanese to greet animals in their daily life. Basic greetings are introduced for animals at different times of the day and in different contexts. The book finishes with a fun tongue twister joke.
Daily basic greetings; おはよう, こんにちは, また ね, こんばんは, おやすみなさい, さようなら, もしもし
Key Grammar;＿＿ です。
‘Game show’ version included in song package
With free access to a bilingual and a Japanese-only audio book 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).
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.
ACARA Content Descriptions Greeting My Animal Friends
SocialisingExchange greetings and introduce and share information about self with the teacher and peers using simple language and gestures
[Key concepts: self, interaction, politeness, preferences; Key processes: greeting, interacting, introducing, describing] (ACLJAC109)
Participate in guided group activities such as games, songs and simple tasks, using movement, gestures and pictures to support understanding and to convey meaning
[Key concepts: play, action learning, collaboration; Key processes: participating, turn-taking, interacting] (ACLJAC110 )
CreatingParticipate 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)
TranslatingTranslate words and familiar phrases used in everyday situations from Japanese into English and vice versa, noticing how some words are shared between Japanese and English
[Key concepts: meaning, translation, explanation; Key processes: translating, demonstrating, interpreting] (ACLJAC116)
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)
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