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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 25

To scan for specific information

Activity 1:

To scan for specific information

[lo 3.3.2]

We are still focusing on your reading skills and how much you are taking in as you read. We have looked at determining the main idea of a paragraph in a previous exercise, but now we are going to take that one step further and see whether you are able to take note of the smallest details in a paragraph as well. Read the following two stories about the farmer and the fox. Pay careful attention as you read.

Story A

There was once a farmer who had a big farm near a wood. A fox lived in the wood. Every night this fox would creep out of its den and steal one of the farmer's hens. This went on for two years. The farmer tried many times to catch the fox but could not. The fox was clever.

One day, however, the fox got careless. The farmer caught it and put it in a box. The farmer wanted to kill the fox, but in a cruel way. He tied a bundle of thin sticks to the fox's tail and set fire to it. Then he set the fox free. The fox ran right through the farmer's field of ripe corn. The corn was set on fire and burnt up. The fox jumped into the river and ran off, free as a bird.

Story B

A farmer had a small farm near a stream. He had many hens on his farm, and cows and pigs. There was a fox that lived near by. Every night it came to the farm and stole a hen. The farmer tried to shoot the fox but he was a poor shot and his gun was old.

One day, the fox got stuck in some barbed wire. The farmer saw it and put it in a sack. The farmer's son was kind. He wanted to save the fox, but the farmer tried to kill it. He tied some straw to the fox's tail and set it on fire. The fox escaped and ran into the farmer's cornfield. The field caught fire, and so did the farmer's barn. The fox escaped with a burnt tail.

The two stories are nearly the same, but not quite! In which story did you read this?

(The first one has been done for you as an example.)

Story A Story B
  1. The farmer had a big farm.
1
  1. The fox lived near the farm.
2
  1. The farmer kept hens.
3
  1. The farmer kept pigs.
4
  1. The farmer put the fox in a box.
5
  1. The farmer tied the fox to a tree.
6
  1. The farmer's son tried to save the fox.
7
  1. The farmer tied some twigs to the fox's tail.
8
  1. The farmer shot the fox.
9
  1. The fox jumped into the river.
10

Educator’s Assessment Chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Attention to detail Poor Fair Good Excellent
Accuracy 0 – 3Poor 4 – 6In some contexts only 7 – 9Good, few errors 10Extremely, no errors

Assessment

LO 3
READING AND VIEWING The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
3.3 reads for information:
3.3.2 scans graphs, timetables, etc. for specific information;
3.3.3 summarises a paragraph (e.g. identifies the main point and the topic sentence);
3.7 reads for pleasure:
3.7.5 solves word puzzles.

Memorandum

IN this activity, the focus is still on reading. We are assessing the degree to which learners are able to pick details out of a passage they have read. This would be a good exercise to allow learners to complete on their own and with no extra help from you. Give them the instructions and set a time limit. Allow them to read the passages for themselves, and to answer the questions themselves.

Once the time limit is up, collect the workbooks and mark the exercise. This will give you a good idea of what the learners are capable of when they work on their own. Once you have completed your assessment, hand the workbooks back and go over the exercise with the class, ensuring that the learners correct their work and take note of their mistakes.

Story A Story B
  1. The farmer had a big farm.
1
  1. The fox lived near the farm.
2
  1. The farmer kept hens.
3
  1. The farmer kept pigs.
4
  1. The farmer put the fox in a box.
5
  1. The farmer tied the fox to a tree.
6
  1. The farmer's son tried to save the fox.
7
  1. The farmer tied some twigs to the fox's tail.
8
  1. The farmer shot the fox.
9
  1. The fox jumped into the river.
10

Make use of your Educator’s Assessment Chart to complete your assessment of the accuracy of the answers and the attention to detail.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
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
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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
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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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