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Using progress reports and profiles of the learners in Grade 1, the Grade 2 educator can assess the ability of each learner in the class.

The Grade 2 educator also needs to know which work has been covered in Grade 1 so that she can revise, consolidate and re-teach where necessary, before proceeding to the Grade 2 phonics, writing, reading etc. Make sure the learners understand the written instructions on each page. The learners furthermore need to know where and when to go for help when doing written work e.g. finding out how to spell a word etc.

The slower learners need continual support whereas the fast learners can be given additional work based on the activities for further stimulation.

Time schedule for the modules 1 – 7

All learners should complete all seven modules during the year. Allow them to progress at their own speed covering ± one and a half modules per term.

Jack and the Beanstalk introduce the learners to the concept of giants, gigantic buildings, animals and whales.

Interesting activities including riddles, class discussions and listening activities are developed around the theme of “Giants”.

  • Phonics: Revise or, ar and the silent e at the end of a word.

oor as in door

ar + e as in ware

ou and ow

Integration of themes

  • a Healthy environment

Discuss the reasons why some animals become extinct. How can this be prevented?

  • Human rights

Our heritage (buildings, country, customs) need to be preserved. Give reasons why this is necessary.

In many tales the giants are the bad guys. Discuss this with the children. This also happens to others who are perceived as different. It is almost as if different equals bad. Fortunately there are some stories where the giant changes and becomes good - The Selfish Giant (Oscar Wilde) or The BFG (Roald Dahl). You could read these stories to the children.

Discuss how the giant might feel - always being the bad guy and everyone expecting him/ her to be bad.

As part of a language exercise, the children can prepare an interview with a giant. They must write down the questions they would ask the giant to see how he/she feels about always being the 'bad guy'. Go through the question words they can use, e.g.

What is your name?

Where do you live?

When did you grow so tall? Or when did you find out that you had grown into a giant?

Why are people scared of you?

How do you feel about that?

Which things hurt you the most? (And so on)

LO 2.6

Emphasise the capital letter to start the question and the question mark at the end. The children can write their questions out on folio.

LO 4.6.2 LO 4.6.3

Leaner section



ou and ow

  • Read out these words: round, sound, out, our, hour, about, joust, mouse, house, bow, cow, owl, howl, meow, now, prowl, towel, flower, tower.
  • Think of any other words with these sounds.
  • Find the rhyming pairs and write them underneath. For example, how and cow.
  • How many can you find?




Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
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.
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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 2. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11113/1.1
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