Ocean, Ocean, How Are You? HIRAGANA ONLY VERSION
How does the ocean feel? This story explores the different 'feelings' of the ocean, around the question, 'Ogenki desu ka?' (How are you?)
Combining sustainability and the environment, children can reflect on why the ocean feels this way and then begin using the key vocabulary to describe their own emotions in Japanese.
Sustainability and the ocean
Students imagine how the ocean might ‘feel’ in different circumstances
Feelings; しあわせ です, かなしい です, おこって います, さむい です, あつい です, びょうき です, ねむい です, おなか が, すいて います
Key Expression; おげんき です か, はい、げんき です
With free access to bilingual and Japanese-only audio books 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 presented in hiragana only until the end of the story. Once the story is complete, there are easily identifiable white pages with the English meaning, clearly linked to the matching kanji page number, so that children are able to refer to this page when they are unsure of meaning 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 Ocean, Ocean, How Are You?
978-0-6489795-5-5 Ocean Ocean, How Are You? HIRAGANA ONLY VERSION
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
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 )
Systems of language
Recognise 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)
Understand the structure of basic sentences in Japanese and recognise some key elements of Japanese grammar
[Key concepts: grammar, vocabulary, syntax; Key processes: recognising, describing, indicating] (ACLJAU122 )
CROSS CURRICULAR PRIORITIES
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