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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 15

To understand characters

Activity 1:

To understand characters (their feelings and reasons for actions

To answer and ask some complex questions

[lo 3.1.2, 5.2.1]

Our focus is shifting back to reading and comprehension now. We are going to take a closer look at the characters in the following passage and their reactions in a situation. As you read the passage, take careful note of the words that describe what each person does as the events unfold. There are questions for you to answer at the end.

One day, in India, an elephant walked into a hospital.

The elephant wasn’t ill, and he didn’t have anyone to visit. He just wanted to know what a hospital was like.

He went straight into a ward full of old ladies. As he went he waved his trunk from side to side just to be friendly. One old lady had just eaten an orange. The elephant loved oranges. He walked up to the old lady’s bedside table and took all the orange peels.

Unfortunately he knocked over a vase of flowers with his trunk.

The old ladies screamed as the elephant went on down the ward.

At that moment a doctor arrived.

The doctor grabbed two oranges and the orange-loving elephant followed the doctor outside.

The elephant had escaped from a circus.

  1. Why did the elephant go to the hospital? (1)
  2. Which patients were in the first ward he visited? (1)
  3. How was the elephant careless? (1)
  4. How did the old ladies react? (1)
  5. Why did the old ladies react in this way? (2)
  6. Who brought the situation under control? (1)
  7. Why did the elephant follow the doctor? (1)
  8. The doctor was very clever / stupid / careless / upset. (1)
  9. How do you know that the elephant was a friendly one? (1)
  10. Give a suitable heading for the passage. (1)
  1. Give a brief explanation as to how you think the elephant escaped from the circus. (2)

TOTAL: 12

Educator’s Assessment:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Reading Reads haltingly without phrasing, pausing and understanding. Reads haltingly, becoming aware of phrasing and pausing, correct pace developing. Reads with correct phrasing, inflection and pace in most instances. Reads with correct phrasing, inflection and fluency, is totally in control of pace.
Answers to the text 0 – 3Unable to answer. 4 – 6Requires prompting. 7 – 9Shows insight in most answers. 10 – 12Answers with full insight.

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

  1. The elephant wanted to know what a hospital was like.
  2. The first ward he visited was full of old ladies.
  3. He knocked over a vase of flowers with his trunk.
  4. The old ladies screamed.
  5. The old ladies were afraid of the elephant.
  6. The doctor brought the situation under control.
  7. The elephant followed the doctor because he grabbed two oranges and the elephant loved oranges.
  8. The doctor was very CLEVER.
  9. The elephant waved his trunk from side to side just to be friendly.
  10. (Learners must think of a creative title.)
  11. (Learners must make up this part of the story.)

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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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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