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Assessment resource Manga maker: samurai: assessment

TLF ID L8467

Test your understanding of how text, onomatopoeia and visual elements fit together to create a manga called 'Samurai'. Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. Explore elements of manga comics such as story-lines, characters, colours, text and bubbles. Then choose the dialogue and 'sound words' to complete a story about two boys at home while their mother is out shopping. For example, choose the sound word to match the sound of a paper screen being torn. Add your own text to the last frame of the manga to complete the story. View and print out an assessment report. This assessment object is one in a series of four objects.

Tags: graphic

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply text-specific (manga) conventions.
  • Students relate onomatopoeia to non-verbal expressions and actions.
  • Students relate onomatopoeic words to sounds.
  • Students relate dialogue to visual elements in cartoon texts.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding of how text, onomatopoeia and visual elements fit together to create the whole story in a manga.
  • Provides opportunities to relate dialogue and onomatopoeia to body language and other visual elements in cartoon texts.
  • Illustrates techniques for creating manga storylines, characters, colours, text and bubbles.
  • Introduces forms and uses of onomatopoeia.
  • Includes a printable report on the manga story assembled by the student.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
  • English/Literature
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Non-verbal communication
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Text construction
    • English/Sequenced texts
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Alwyn Evans
    • Organisation: The Literary Institute
    • Address: Yanchep WA 6035 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Technical implementer
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Lynne Darkin
    • Organisation: Deakin University; Faculty of Education
    • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: North Fitzroy VIC 3068 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.