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English first additional language

English with pets

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Memorandum

Introduction

The topics chosen for the modules in Grade 1 are all related to stories which reflect the learners’ experience in the world in which they are growing up. They are relevant to both boys and girls.

Much depends on the number of times the learners hear the stories and rhymes and the provision made for the repetition of the vocabulary introduced. At first this is done classically. As the learners become more familiar with English they can communicate with a friend. Eventually they will want to tell the teacher and answer questions about the texts.

The educators must keep in mind that there may be many/some learners in the class who are still only at the listening stage, but with the necessary encouragement and praise they will soon join in and begin speaking in English.

Time scheduled for the modules 1 to 8

It is suggested that the average learners complete all eight modules during the year, finishing ± two modules per term.

Allow the slower learners to proceed at their own pace when doing the written activities but expose them to all the listening and speaking activities with the class.

The quick learners can be extended and given more tasks and activities to complete.

This module begins with a poem about Oscar the dog who wants to play. He has, however, to wait until Saturday before his “master” has time to play with him. It serves as introduction to the topic of “pets” and lends itself to discussion of pets and their basic needs.

Terry and his friends, John, Nicky and Tom go off to the pet shop to choose a pet. there are many different kinds, each living in its own “home”. Learners will find the repetitive rhymes said by the pets, easy to memorise and the situations can be acted/mimed giving those learners who confidently communicate in English, the opportunity to speak English while the others listen to the words.

Riddles allow for much discussion to find the answers.

The module concludes with a graph about the pets classmates have.

At the end of module 8, learners will have been exposed to ± 500 to 1 000 words in context in English as their additional language.

Integration of themes

  • A healthy environment

This must be created and attained where the keeping of pets is concerned. Animals have needs and these should be respected when keeping them as pets.

Leaner section

Content

The cats

  • Listen and read the story several times.

Here are the cats and their kittens.

The cats and kittens are mewing.

Some cats are white.

Some cats are black.

Some cats are grey.

Some cats are ginger.

Some cats are fluffy.

Some cats are furry.

Cats also have twitching whiskers.

  • How well did you listen?
  • Tell your teacher about the cats at the pet shop.
  • Draw the cats at the pet shop.
LO 2.5 LO 5.2 LO 6.10
  • Listen and read.
  • Pronounce your words correctly and say the poem.

Said the little cat:

“Will you buy a little cat like me

to be your favourite pet?

I’m not very big as you can see.

but I’m as good as good can be.”

G.J.M.

Will Terry buy the little cat?

“No thank you,” said Terry.

“I don’t want a little cat.”

Will John buy the little cat?

“Yes please,” said John.

“I will pay R50 for the little cat.”

  • Write and draw.

10c

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20c

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LO 2.6 LO 5.5 LO 6.6
  • Write and draw.
LO 1.3 LO 4.1 LO 5.1

Assessment

Learning Outcome 1: LISTENING : The learner is able to listen for information and enjoyment and respond appropriately and critically in a wider range of situations.

Assessment Standard 1.3: We know this when the learner understands simple oral instructions by responding physically (e.g. ‘put up your hand’).

Learning Outcome 2: SPEAKING : The learner is able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment Standard 2.5: We know this when the learner expresses self in simple ways if given an oral structure:

Assessment Standard 2.6: We know this when the learner expresses self in simple ways if given an oral structure:

Learning Outcome 4: WRITING : The learner is able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

Assessment Standard 4.1: We know this when the learner copies familiar words and short sentences.

Learning Outcome 5: THINKING AND REASONING : The learner is able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.

Assessment Standard 5.1: We know this when the learner understands concepts and vocabulary relating to number, size, time.

Assessment Standard 5.2: We know this when the learner identifies things from simple descriptions:

Assessment Standard 5.5: We know this when the learner understands and uses mathematical language.

Learning Outcome 6: GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY : The learner knows and is able to use the sounds, vocabulary and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.

Assessment Standard 6.6: We know this when the learner understands some negative forms in oral texts:

Assessment Standard 6.10: We know this when the learner understands between 500 and 1000 common spoken words in context by the end of grade 1.

Questions & Answers

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Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
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Cied
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Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
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Porter
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Yasmin
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Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 1. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11116/1.1
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