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English home language

Grade 4

Treats galore!

Module 29

Tucker the strawberry lover

Activity 1

To learn new words [lo 4.4.1, 5.4.3]

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. torture …………………………………………………………………………..
  2. shrivelled ……………………………………………………………………….
  3. extraordinary ……………………………………………………………………
  1. furnace ………………………………………………………………………….
  2. absurd …………………………………………………………………………..
  3. ferocious ………………………………………………………………………..
  4. adore ……………………………………………………………………………
  5. despicable ………………………………………………………………………
  6. automatic ………………………………………………………………………..
  7. fiend ………………………………………………………………………………
  8. triumphant ……………………………………………………………………….
  9. sensation …………………………………………………………………………
  10. flabbergasted …………………………………………………………………….
  11. dumbfounded …………………………………………………………………….
  12. nonsense …………………………………………………………………………

A TREAT FOR TUCKER

A soft breeze was blowing in Shadyhanger and it carried the sweet scent of strawberries through the open window of Tucker’s cottage at the base of the oak tree.

Tucker had woken up very early. He was searching for his special gloves because he decided to go strawberry picking. The ground felt warm and the sun was shining brightly in the sky.

Tucker set off with his blue berry-barrow in the direction of the strawberry patch. His little mouth began to water when he saw row upon row of fat, juicy strawberries. Tucker used his thick gloves to pick a large strawberry and then he bit into it to test if it was ripe. It was! He took another bite . . . just to make sure . . . and then another . . . . until there was nothing left. Tucker was very full!

Just then, over by the hedge, he noticed an enormous strawberry. It was going to be a special treat, “That’s the one I’ll take home in my berry-barrow.” he said.

He pulled and pulled with all his might but the strawberry wouldn’t budge! Suddenly the strawberry began to shake violently. Tucker felt his hands slipping out of his gloves. He was sailing through the air and then he landed on the grass with a “BUMP”.

“What an unusual strawberry”, thought Tucker feeling rather giddy.

Tucker waited until the world had stopped going round.

“It feels like my nap-time,” he said hurrying home.

He was drifting off to sleep when he remembered he had left his gloves behind!

Adapted from “ The Walker Bedtime book ”- original story written by Peter Cross and retold by the author.

Activity 2

To listen for detail and respond appropriately [lo 1.6]

  • Listen very carefully while your teacher reads the passage to you. It may help if you close your eyes and rest your head on your desk.
  • Answer the questions by underlining the most appropriate answer supplied below:

QUESTIONS:

  1. What enabled Tucker to smell the strawberries?
    1. The strawberries were sweet.
    2. Tucker’s window was open.
    3. A breeze was blowing the sweet smell in Tucker’s direction.
  2. Where was Tucker’s cottage located?
    1. It was nearby the strawberry patch.
    2. It was at the bottom of the oak tree in Shadyhanger.
    3. It was attached to one of the oak tree branches.

Why was Tucker up so early?

  • He was excited to go strawberry picking.
  • It was a very warm day and he wanted to spend the day outside.
  • Tucker had a lot on his mind and couldn’t sleep.
  • What was Tucker’s initial (first) reaction when he saw the strawberries?
    1. He picked one and began tasting it.
    2. Tucker put on his thick gloves immediately.
    3. His mouth started watering.
  • How was the enormous strawberry by the hedge so different?
    1. It was much larger than all the other strawberries.
    2. The strawberry was too large to fit in his barrow.
    3. Tucker pulled it, but it wouldn’t move.

Answer True or False

  • The enormous strawberry had the ability to move.

…………………………

  • When Tucker first looked at the enormous strawberry, he felt very giddy.

…………………………

  • Tucker’s gloves fell off his hands when he was trying to pick the strawberry.

…………………………

  • Tucker wanted to return home because he felt tired.

…………………………

(e) Tucker returned home with a berry-barrow full of strawberries.

…………………………

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 4: WRITING The learner is able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

4.4 applies knowledge of language at various levels:

4.4.1 word level.

LEARNING OUTCOME 5: THINKING AND REASONING The learner is able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

5.4 uses language to think creatively:

5.4.3 finds different ways to express ideas using a thesaurus and discusses nuances in meaning.

Memorandum

Activity 1

1. torture: to inflict severe physical or mental pain.

2. shrivelled: to contract into a wrinkled or curled-up state

3. extraordinary: unusual or remarkable, additional

4. furnace: an enclosed structure for intense heating by fire.

a very hot place.

5. absurd: ridiculous, wildly inappropriate

6. ferocious: fierce, savage

7. adore: like very much, regard with honour and deep

affection

8. despicable: contemptible, deserving to be despised

9. automatic: working of itself, without direct human involvement

in process

10. friend: very wicked or cruel person, evil spirit

11. triumphant: successful, victorious

12. sensation: stirring of emotions, senses, mind, feelings

13. flabbergasted: astound, astonish

14. dumbfounded: to be speechless with surprise

15. nonsense: absurd, foolish words, ideas or behaviour

Activity 2

1. c

2. b

3. a

4. c

5. c

6. (a) false

(b) true

(c) true

(d) true

(e) false

Questions & Answers

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Adin
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s.
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Damian
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Tarell
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Virgil
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CYNTHIA
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s. Reply
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s.
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for screen printed electrodes ?
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s. Reply
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Ebrahim
or in general
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in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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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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