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Grade 7

Module 4

How do you see yourself?

What matters most is how you see yourself

Once upon a time a baby hawk fell into a chicken run. She believed she was a chicken and always ran about flapping her wings, even when she had grown into an adult. One day, an owl perched on the edge of the chicken run.

“Why don’t you fly away?” asked the owl.

“Don’t be silly. I can’t fly away. I’m a chicken!”

“No, you’re not. You’re a hawk. Look.”

And the owl swooped down and picked up the hawk and dropped her high in the sky. The hawk was terrified, but as she fell, she spread her wings and found herself flying beautifully.

And she never went back to being a chicken again.


1. Why did the hawk think she could not fly?

2. What does this story teach you?

3. Do you believe you can “fly”? Are you flying? If not, why?

4. Supply a suitable heading for the story.

LO 3.6

Test your language skills

Select verbs from the story to fit correctly in the table below:

Past tense Present tense Past participle
LO 6.2.1

The power of positive thinking

Listen to the short story The Season of the Stubby Caterpillar (in the Teacher’s Guide)and answer the quiz to be sure you get the full picture.

You will need to make notes after hearing the story once. You will then receive the questions. Read them. Listen to the story again and then follow the instructions to each of the questions.

The Season of the Stubby Caterpillar

  • Listen to the story of the Stubby Caterpillar and then make quick notes to keep your memory alive.
  • Now read the questions of the quiz.
  • Listen to the story again and then note and number the order in which the caterpillar met six different forest creatures.
  • Listen to the story again and pay special attention to all the colours mentioned, as you will need to make a detailed drawing. You may make notes while the story is being read.

1. Your teacher will supply you with a blank A4 page, which you need to divide into six equal sections on one side.

In each of the sections, make a detailed, coloured drawing of each of the forest creatures the stubby caterpillar encountered while searching for a place in a keurboom’s trunk.

Number the sections in the correct order in which the stubby caterpillar met each of the creatures.

Remember that every little detail will count and so too the correct colours.

LO 5.1.1 LO 5.3.3

2. Read the extract from the opening paragraph of The Season of the Stubby Caterpillar and then answer the questions that follow.

Deep in the shadows of the forest, deeper still than where the faintest shafts of moonlight ever reach, a moth lays her eggs in the leaf-mould, among the roots of a keurboom - a soft-barked tree with slipper-flowers, purple-veined and fragrant. This moth is yet another of the secrets of those great primeval forests. She is strange and beautiful though seldom seen - for the milky drifts of moonlight do not light the quiet caverns of the forest floor or catch the tremor of her tapered wings.

(a) Give a brief explanation, in your own words, for each of the following:You may make use of a dictionary, but remember to refer to the extract to ensure the correct explanation.

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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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 09, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11018/1.1
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