Sakura is taking a chocolate to her grandma’s house. However, on the way, due to the hot weather, the chocolate has melted. What will her grandma do to help Sakura with her sadness?
Reading level: Level 5
Script types: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji characters 入、出、子、今、日、行、半、分、目、大、花、時、間、食、言、少、歩、使、後、回、開、急、変、電、温、星 ( all applicable kanji from Year 12 Syllabus except星)
Number of characters: 835
Pages: 27 Text type: Narrative
Product type: Saddle stitched booklet
Price: A$10.00 Weight: approx.
バスにのって、それから すこし あるきます。She takes a bus, and then walks a little ways.
「さくら、一時かん まっててね。」 “Sakura, wait for an hour.”
おばあちゃんは おほしさまの かたを もってきました。
The grandma brought a star shaped mould.
Alignment with the Australian Curriculum: Year 7-8 band Australian Curriculum: Japanese language
read and write high-frequency kanji for verbs, adjectives, and nouns including compound words such as 時間 (kanji from Year 12 Syllabus are used where applicable)
They use a variety of verb tenses to express ideas and experiences, and a range of particles
build cohesion in their texts and elaborate on meaning using grammatical elements such as conjunctions and adverbs
Cultural notes from the author:
Grandparents often play a special role in a child’s life. My grandma had always saved me from all sorts of troubles during my childhood. I remember thinking how ‘magical’ my grandma was. Sakura’s grandma in this book is exactly the same. Readers will have fun finding out how she deals with the melted chocolate Sakura brought for her.
Product Code: 8
ISBN: 13: 978-0-6481178-7-2
Publisher: Tashiro Literacy