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Animals in the wild

Educator section


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.


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 learn about adaptation of animals in the wild. They discuss their differences and similarities e.g. eating habits, camouflage, and environments.

The advantages and disadvantages of animals in Zoo’s are discussed.

  • Phonics: st, ee, oo
  • Writing: Cc, Gg, Oo, Qq

Integration of themes

A healthy environment

Discuss keeping nature reserves and Zoo’s clean. Become sensitive to animals’ needs when discussing food cycles and the animals’ environment. How does this affect humans?

The following story has a conservation theme about finding wild animals. Reinforce the fact that animals belong in their own environment. Discuss this issue with the class so that they have some ideas and opinions of their own when it comes to the true and false questions at the end of the story.

There are a number of words that can be broken into syllables, for example por-cu-pine, in-jec-tion. Teach the children this strategy for long words. Check for other sight words which may be difficult – strength, explore, rustle, etc.

Explain Dad’s joke about the porcupine being a prickly problem. Ask if they know any other jokes like this.

LO 2.2

Leaner section


  • Read the following story and discuss together with your teacher.

The porcupine

Tracy and Steven lived on a farm. They liked to explore the wild parts of the farm where there were no crops. Steven liked to pretend that he was a hunter. Tracy had to carry his guns.

One day they went along a new path. Steven was looking for wild flowers for school. Tracy wanted to help. Suddenly they heard a rustle in the bushes. Tracy was scared. Maybe it was a snake! They stopped and stood dead still. Then, just in front of them, a porcupine walked slowly across their path.

It was strange. He didn't run away. He just walked slowly into the path and very slowly lay down.

"I think he is hurt!" said Steven. "Quick, Tracy. Let's run and get Dad."

"Well, this is a prickly problem!" said Dad.

"This is no time for jokes, Dad," said Tracy. "I think he's badly hurt. We must take him to the vet."

"That will be difficult. He is very hard to carry. I'll ask Uncle Richard to come and look at him."

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 2. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11113/1.1
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