Students work through several activities for learning and practicing 69 basic primary and junior secondary school level kanji. The kanji can be categorised according to their meaning and number of strokes, combined to make new words, or used to create simple sentences.
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Students participate in a game show (like the old show “Family Feud”) where they guess how people responded to a survey.
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Students take turns reading descriptions and grabbing picture cards that match the descriptions.
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Students label each other as a famous person and try to figure out who they are by asking about their nationality, physical appearance, job, hobbies etc.
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Students create their own cardboard sumo wrestler and play against one another by tapping on their side of the ring.
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Students can work with a kana non-reader to learn their kana better. A number coded system allows for the student to work with their helper to work through 70 hiragana and 70 katakana symbols (the basic symbols and the tenten).
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Students work on two tasks relating to kanji. In the first they look at how a stroke can be added to the kanji for “day” to form a new kanji. In the second, they form kanji compounds using cards.
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Students are introduced to and learn about sumo through key words and phrases presented in a number of games and activities.
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: Students work in teams to be the first to determine the room of the house described by the teacher. The teacher reads clues from the list provided.
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Students try to guess the konbini item by listening to the clues read out by the teacher. Students compete in teams to try and win the most items.
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