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Memorandum

To the educator

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.

Learners are introduced to space, the moon, plants, astronauts etc. Creativity is developed by means of a story and the learners respond by writing a series of fictional paragraphs.

Non-fiction passages supply the knowledge presented about space at this stage.

  • Phonics: ay and ai , ar and or

Integration of themes

  • Social justice

Discuss attitudes towards people / living beings of other cultures and origins. How are we the same / different?

Moon facts

The moon revolves around the Earth. It takes 28 days to travel around the Earth. We cannot see the moon by day because of the brightness of the sun, but sometimes we are able to see it. The Earth is six times bigger than the moon.

There is no water or air on the moon. The astronauts who travel there in their spacecraft, have to wear spacesuits when they walk on the moon. They carry air tanks just like divers who go underwater. Because the gravity is not so strong on the moon, the astronauts are lighter and have to wear heavy shoes to keep them firmly on the surface of the moon. Because there is no air or water, there cannot be wind or rain and nothing can grow on the moon. The footprints from the astronauts who have walked on the moon will always remain there.

Introduce the ay and ai sounds. Build up lists of words with these sounds. Explain that ay usually occurs at the end of a word.

LO 1.3.2

Leaner section

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Our solar system

Earth is one of nine planets revolving around the sun. The other planets are Mercury, Mars, Venus, (all about the same size as Earth) Jupiter, Saturn, (giant planets) Uranus, Neptune (a bit smaller) and Pluto (almost the same size as Earth). Try to find out more about one of the planets and tell your class about it.

1. Give the name of the planet

2. Give its position in our solar system and how long it takes to revolve around the sun

3. What is it made of?

4. Name some special features.

Make a poster of the information you have found about the planet.

LO 4.1.1 LO 5.3.3 LO 5.3.4

Listen to the information of the position of the planets and draw them in the correct order. Remember Pluto, Earth, Mars, Mercury and Venus are all about the same size. Jupiter and Saturn are very big, but not bigger than the sun. Neptune and Uranus are middle-sized.

Questions & Answers

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
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.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
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
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
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
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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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