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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 11

To acquire a vocabulary

Activity 1:

To understand between 4 000 and 5 500 common spoken words by the end of grade 6

[lo 6.4.4]

After the holidays, we are ready to start again! welcome to our module on zoo in the classroom. we shall be looking at many different animals in this module – some real ones, some imaginary ones, some tame ones, some wild ones – it is going to be fun!

Let’s start with a story about a dinosaur! As you read the following passage, you will begin to get an understanding of what the story is about and who the characters are. This information will assist you to choose the most suitable word from the list of words below.

Anne has got a very________ pet. He is a dinosaur. She him in a raffle. Her pet is called Thesaurus. Every day Anne takes Thesaurus for a __________________ .

Thesaurus becomes upset when he sees everybody run away as he comes into view. He does not know that ________ are afraid of dinosaurs.

Anne __________ Thesaurus curry for his tea. He eats 1,427 bowls of curry________ week. Thesaurus likes rice too. He eats 150 kilos of rice a day.

Thesaurus sleeps in ________ back yard. When he snores, all the ________ fall off the roof. His snoring keeps the neighbours awake. They have told Anne to ________ Thesaurus. Anne bought ________plugs for them instead!

The ________ have told Anne not to take Thesaurus out on the street. Thesaurus's huge feet make deep holes on the pavement. Thesaurus has a __________ habit of sitting on cars. This squashes them flat like ________ . Sometimes he sits on them when the drivers are inside!

People come from all over the to see Thesaurus. He tries to shake hands with everyone he meets. They run away as ________ as they can.

Anne gives Thesaurus a scarf for his birthday. It is 124 metres long.

knitting nasty per pancakes
Anne’s fast ear makes
humans won world walk
authorities tiles unusual get rid of

Well done, but we are going to take it a step further now. You have developed an important skill if you are able to fit all the words in their correct places – your vocabulary is developing well. Now let’s have some fun with this vocabulary:

  • knitting:

Think of another word with the –ing sound.

  • nasty

What is the opposite of this word?

  • per

Think of another word that starts with this sound.

  • Anne’s

What part of speech is this?

  • fast

Use this word as an adverb.

  • ear

Think of another word with this sound.

  • makes

Think of a word that rhymes with this word.

  • humans

What is the dictionary meaning of this word?

  • won

What part of speech is this word?

  • world

What is the dictionary meaning of this word?

  • walk

Write down a word that rhymes with this word.

  • authorities

What part of speech is this word?

  • tiles

Think of a word that rhymes with this word.

  • Tiles

Think of a word that rhymes with this word.

  • unusual

What part of speech is this word?

  • get rid of

What would the opposite of this phrase be?

Educator Assessment Chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Filling in correct words 0 – 5 Unable to complete. 6 – 10 Requires prompting. 11 – 15 Shows insight in most instances. 15 – 20 Completed with full insight.

Assessment

LO 6
LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.
We know this when the learner:
6.2 uses language forms and structures to communicate orally and in writing:
6.2.4 uses comparatives;
  • 6.4 develops own vocabulary:
  • 6.4.2 recognises words which sound the same but are spelled differently;
  • 6.4.4 understands between 4 000 and 5 500 common spoken words in context by the end of grade 6.

Memorandum

This introductory activity is about a little girl with a pet dinosaur! Learners are required to complete the story by filling in the words that have been provided in the correct place. Allow learners to complete the exercise on their own. The rubric will allow you to assess who is able to make sense of the passage as they read.

Anne has got a very UNUSUAL pet. He is a dinosaur. She WON him in a

raffle. Her pet is called Thesaurus. Every day Anne takes Thesaurus for a WALK .

Thesaurus becomes upset when he sees everybody run away as he comes into view. He

does not know that HUMANS are afraid of dinosaurs.

Anne MAKES Thesaurus curry for his tea. He eats 1,427 bowls of curry PER

week. Thesaurus likes rice too. He eats 150 kilos of rice a day.

Thesaurus sleeps in ANNE’S back yard. When he snores, all the TILES fall off the

roof. His snoring keeps the neighbours awake. They have told Anne to

GET RID OF Thesaurus. Anne bought EAR plugs for them instead!

The AUTHORITIES have told Anne not to take Thesaurus out on the street. Thesaurus's

huge feet make deep holes on the pavement. Thesaurus has a NASTY habit of

sitting on cars. This squashes them flat like PANCAKES . Sometimes he sits on them

when the drivers are inside!

People come from all over the WORLD to see Thesaurus. He tries to shake hands with

everyone he meets. They run away as FAST as they can.

Anne is KNITTING Thesaurus a scarf for his birthday. It is 124 metres long.

The second part of the activity makes use of the same words, but is a fun exercise. Learners make work in partners or groups to complete the table.

The answers are as follows:

knitting Think of another word with the –ing sound. LIVING, RUNNING nasty What is the opposite of this word: KIND per Think of another word that starts with this sound. PERSON, PERHAPS pancakes What two words make up this word? PAN + CAKE
Anne’s What part of speech is this? PROPER NOUN fast Use this word as an adverb: RUNNING FAST ear Think of another word with this sound: TEAR, NEAR makes Think of a word that rhymes with this word. CAKES, BAKES
humans What is the dictionary meaning of this word? BELONGING TO THE GENUS HOMO won What part of speech is this word? VERB world What is the dictionary meaning of this word? TIME OR STATE OR SCENE OF HUMAN EXISTANCE walk Write down a word that rhymes with this word: TALK
authorities What part of speech is this word? NOUN tiles Think of a word that rhymes with this word. MILES unusual What part of speech is this word? ADJECTIVE get rid of What would the opposite of this phrase be? AQUIRE

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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 07, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10998/1.1
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