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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 38

To write creatively

Activity 1:

To show development in the ability to write a poem [lo 4.3.1]

To write a rough draft and rewrite it [lo 4.5.1]

It is time to turn our focus to some writing – creative writing. We are going to write a poem in this activity, but not just any poem. We are going to write an ACROSTIC poem! This acrostic poem is going to be about you, and we are each going to use our names to write this poem.

Have a look at the example below:

M ulti-talented

A live

R eliable

I nquisitive

L oving

Y oung

N ote-worthy

Make use of the block below to write the rough draft of the acrostic poem about you. Think about the things we have discussed in the module so far – your looks, your likes, dislikes, opinions, hopes, dreams, etc. There are so many things that make you unique, so mention some of them in your poem. Remember, if you are battling to find a describing word that starts with a particular letter, make use of your dictionary – it may give you some ideas.

Once you have completed your rough draft, create your final copy on this page. Make use of colour and fancy letters to make your name stand out. Decorate your page when you are done.

Educator’s Assessment Chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Spelling and punctuation Difficult to decipher Still developing – Good – very few errors Excellent – no errors
Creativity Predictable, no new ideas. Still developing, few original ideas Good, some original ideas Excellent, original ideas
Neatness Untidy Presentation Good presentation Excellent presentation, great care taken


LO 4
WRITING The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.
We know this when the learner:
4.1 writes to communicate information:
4.1.2 writes a description of a person, object or simple process;
4.1.4 expresses an opinion and gives reasons for it;
4.2 writes for social purposes:
4.2.2 identifies some differences between formal and informal style;
4.3 writes creatively:
4.3.1 shows development in the ability to write poems, stories, play scripts and dialogues (e.g. by using poetic devices).
4.5 understands the writing process and uses developing knowledge of language structure and use:
4.5.1 writes rough drafts, reads them critically, gets feedback from the teacher and classmates, and rewrites;
4.5.3 edits writing, using knowledge of structure (e.g. grammar, spelling, punctuation) and tools.


This activity gives learners the opportunity to write creatively about themselves. They will have to write an acrostic poem using their name. Ensure that learners understand what an acrostic poem is by studying the example provided. Allow them to make sure that there is a block provided for the rough draft. They may brainstorm words and try various combinations of words. Once they have finalized their poem, they must do the final copy in the next block. Encourage them to make it a special page, using colour and fancy letters to make their name stand out. Should time and resources allow, this activity could be extended to the art lesson. Learners could do their poems on large pieces of paper that could be put up for display.

Remind learners to check spelling of words and make dictionaries available to them. Use the Educator’s Assessment Chart to compete your assessment.

Questions & Answers

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 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
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
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
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
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.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
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.
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.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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