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Can You Kanji


SUBMITTED BY: Joseph LoMonte

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY:  New Horizon example


GRAMMAR: 'Can' Helping Verb

EXAMPLE: Can you read this kanji?

DATE ADDED:  Jan 25, 2011


15-20 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students ask other classmates if they can read unknown kanji characters.



  •  CanYouKanjiattachments: I would print both pages of each version (Version A / Version B) on one A4 size paper using both sides.



  1. I would demonstrate the activity first by writing a kanji character on the blackboard that the students are sure not to know. Then ask, "Can you read read this kanji?" or "Can you say this kanji?"
  2. Next hand out the prints. There is an A version and B version for one half of the class and the other.
  3. Students ask the other half of the class for the kanji's pronounciation not written on the worksheet by practicing "Can you read/say this kanji?" many, many times.
  4. When finished getting all of the answers, students ask the JTE for the meaning of each kanji.
  5. If there is time left, ask any volunteers if they can write any of the kanji. "Can you write...?"



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