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English home language

Grade 4

Fantasia

Module 23

Wobblefluffs and skinnibones

Activity 1

To use the dictionary to check spelling [lo 6.1.5]

SPELLING, VOCABULARY AND DICTIONARY SKILLS

  • Use your dictionary to help you understand the meaning of the following words. Write down the meaning of each word. You may work with a friend as long as you WHISPER!
  1. imagine
  1. fantasy
  1. powerful
  1. impenetrable
  1. enormous
  1. energetic
  1. magical
  1. slithered
  1. disaster
  1. tomorrow
  1. compassion
  1. unique
  1. ferocious
  1. hibernate
  1. superstitious

The Wobblefluffs&Skinnibones

The Skinnibones are extremely tall people. They are diligent workers and have the ability to work very quickly. They talk very fast when they speak and tend to leave out words. They stand up when they eat and munch away very quickly. Skinnibones sleep in narrow, firm beds and enjoy sitting on wooden chairs that are rather hard. Their land is very unusual – there are no sweet and cake shops. Their buses don’t have any seats. Their motto is “Time and wait for no man!” When they make an appointment it is verbalised to the very second, e.g. eighteen minutes and four seconds past two.

In contrast, the Wobblefluffs never get angry or sad. They take their time in all their activities, enjoy sharing jokes, laughing and talking about food. Wobblefluffs eat a meal every hour and call this their ‘hourly snack!’ After their meal, they have an hourly nap. Their love of food contributes to their large size. The only reason they get angry is because they dislike the evil ways of the Skinnibones.

Activity 2

To listen for information and answer questions [lo 1.6]

  • Listen very carefully while your teacher reads the Wobblefluffs and Skinnibones passage to you. It may help if you close your eyes and form a picture in your mind.
  • Answer the questions by underlining the most appropriate answer supplied below:

QUESTIONS

1. The Skinnibones look different from the Wobblefluffs because they

  1. are hard workers.
  2. speak quickly.
  3. are tall and thin.

2. What is the difference in the way Wobblefluffs and Skinnibones move?

  1. Skinnibones work quickly and Wobblefluffs work slowly.
  2. Skinnibones move quickly and Wobblefluffs take their time.
  3. Wobblefluffs move very quickly in all they do.

3. The buses for Skinnibones

  1. have narrow and hard seats.
  2. have no place for people to stand and stretch their legs.
  3. don’t have any seats.

How do Skinnibones make appointments?

  • Skinnibones plan their meeting times down to the last second.
  • They enjoy telling jokes during meetings.
  • They are very reliable and keep their appointment times.

Answer True or False.

  • The Wobblefluffs enjoy sleeping in firm beds.
  • The Wobblefluffs eat every hour.
  • You will find an abundance of sweet shops in the Skinnibones land.
  • The Wobblefluffs leave out words when they tell jokes.
  • The Wobblefluffs dislike the Skinnibones because they are so wicked.
  • The Skinnibones pass their time by talking about food.

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

We know this when the learner:

1.6 listens for information in different kinds of texts (such as weather reports, school announcements, interviews), recalls main ideas or specific details, and responds appropriately.

LEARNING OUTCOME 6: LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language and interpret texts.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

6.1 works with words:

6.1.5 checks spelling in a dictionary.

Memorandum

Activity 1

1. imagine: form a mental picture of

2. fantasy: imagination (the imagining of improbable /

impossible things)

3. powerful: very strong

4. impenetrable: cannot be penetrated

5. enormous: very big / huge

6. energetic: full of life / vitality / full of energy

7. magical: supernatural / mysterious

8. slithered: slid

9. disaster: catastrophe / calamity

10. tomorrow: the day after today

11. compassion: sympathy

12. unique: one of a kind / nothing like it

13. ferocious: very fierce / vicious

14. hibernate: “sleep” during winter

15. superstitious: believing in irrational or supernatural influences

Activity 2

1. (c)

2. (b)

3. (c)

4. (a)

5. (a) False

(b) True

(c) False

(d) False

(e) True (They believe them to be wicked.)

(f) False

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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11092/1.1
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