Hiragana - Perfect ~ Writing a Japanese Pictionary
Learners listen to a story and view Japanese artifacts. They use the internet to explore the writings known as Hiragana. They create their own Japanese pictionaries and share them with the class.
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Have you ever played in a band, or seen the Pacific Ocean? Learners write questions, complete sentences, and fill in a table with verbs in the present perfect tense. The last exercise includes a word bank with which kids can find phrases...
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