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Grade 4

Children like me

Module 13

How observant am i?

How observant are you?

  • Think of someone you saw earlier today – maybe the Principal. Can you say exactly what they were wearing?
  • Do you know the registration number of your teacher’s car?
  • Do you know who is left-handed in your class?
  • What make off television do you watch?
  • How many shoelace holes do you have in your takkies?
  • Which cash note has a rhino and ram on either side?
  • Bein observant means keeping your eyes open and being quick to notice things. Have you spotted the two deliberate spelling mistakes in what you have read so far on this page?

Activity 1

To interpret visual text [lo 3.11]

Now take a look at the sixteen items in the picture on the next page. Look at them for 60 seconds (your teacher will time you) and then put the page away and try to write all the items down in a list.

1.. 2..
3. 4.
5. 6.
7. 8.
9. 10.
11. 12.
13. 14.
15. 16.

Activity 2

To understand imagery in a poem [lo 3.7]


Children, children everywhere,

children dark and children fair,

children of all shapes and sizes,

children springing odd surprises,

children chasing, running races,

children laughing, making faces,

children cooking mud for dinner,

children, every one a winner.

Children jumping, children wiggling,

children grumping, children giggling,

children singing, sneezing, weeping,

children sometimes even sleeping,

children giving children hugs,

children chewing worms and bugs,

children in their parents’ hair

children, children everywhere.

Did you understand?

1. What does the poet mean by saying “children cooking mud for dinner?”

I think he means that

2. What does “in their parents’ hair” mean?

I think it means that

Activity 3

To make a poster [lo 4.1.3]

What to do next

Find pictures of children who are like the children in the poem. (fair/dark; sleeping; laughing/sneezing, etc.) Paste some on the next page and use others to make a CHILDREN, CHILDREN EVERYWHERE poster.


LEARNING OUTCOME 3: READING AND VIEWING The learner is able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

3.7 understands the vocabulary and discusses the choice of words, imagery and sound effects in poems, stories and multimedia texts (e.g. rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, word pictures, humour);

  • interprets simple visual texts (tables, charts, posters, graphs, maps) and can change text from one form to another, (e.g. graph to explanatory paragraph).

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:

4.1 writes different kinds of texts for different purposes and audience:

4.1.3 writes and designs various media texts for different audiences, (e.g. poster, cartoon strip, simple brochures).


Deliberate spelling mistakes

  • off instead of of
  • bein instead of being

Activity 1

(i) watch

(ii) notebook

(iii) shell

(iv) dice

(v) pencil-sharpener

(vi) red pen

(vii) key

(viii) dog

(ix) eraser

(x) pen-knife

(xi) postage stamp (R2,00)

(xii) sweets

(xiii) postage stamp (R5,00)

(xiv) coin’s

(xv) comb

(xvi) blue thread / cotton

Activity 2

1. They are playing – fantasy – pretending their mud cakes are real.

2. They are being a nuisance – worrying their parents.

Questions & Answers

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 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
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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.
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