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English home language

Hello, willy!

Educator section

Memorandum

For the Educator:

The adventures of the Wops family are closely related to the experience of every learner in Grade I, boys as well as girls. They may be exposed to a different environment if they live in towns and cities and through the stories become aware of what it is like to live in a forest without the ordinary amenities like running water and electricity.

Educators need to remember that many learners in Grade I will not have attended Grade R and consequently skills, strategies and concepts for Grade R will not have been learnt. The educator in Grade I must ensure that these are covered in the work that is done with these learners.

Listening and speaking should form a firm foundation on which to build literacy. The degree to which learners can speak their home language will vary according to circumstances, and educators should be aware of their levels of competence.

Language development is a gradual process and learners need the support of the educator to become increasingly more accurate in the use of their home language.

In Grade I learners become involved in listening to and reading stories, writing for genuine purposes, and learning phonics. The classroom environment should be a place that reflects and encourages all aspects of learning the home language.

Time scheduled for the modules 1 to 8

All learners should complete all eight modules doing approximately two modules per term. Allow the learners to proceed at their own speed.

The learners get a visit from Willy but many problems will arise.

The techniques and strategies of problem solving are practised.

Polite forms of greeting are practised when the poem is read and acted.

  • Phonics: Words with “ oo ” and “ ee ” are learnt.
  • Writing: Learners now begin to write between narrow lines.

Integration of themes

  • A healthy environment

Although Willy leaves home to spend a weekend with the learners in there environment, he needs to feel safe, protected and cared for – Human rights . Learners can do much to keep their environments clean and free from dangers.

In this module Willy Wop pays a visit to the children. This serves as preparation for the last module when they pay a visit to Willy and all the Wops in the forest. The learners must remember that Willy is much smaller than they are. In the first module Willy’s length is described as being, “just as high as Teacher’s knee”. They are going to plan activities to do with Willy. They will decide which problems Willy will have to cope with in their homes, e.g.: Will he be able to reach doorknobs? Will he be able to eat with a knife and a fork? Where will he sleep?

In this module writing is done in the lines as examples show. Learners need constant practice in writing between these lines. Their stories are still written on blank paper.

Keep flashing words learned in previous modules, also adding these learned in Module 7.

Learners discuss the concepts similarities and differences. pictures out of magazines can be used, e.g. comparing pictures of two cars. what are the similarities? differences? when they understand these concepts they can do the activity.

Leaner section

Content

  • Use counters and a dice.
  • Read the words.
  • A dot means miss a turn.
LO 3.4.1 LO 4.6.4

Dictionary page

  • Read the words several times.
  • Use them in your stories.
  • Keep this page in your file.
here outside grass teaspoon
bath caught goldfish ball
behind falls fishpond kennel
tired cry home frightened
cross asleep broke chair
ate tasted porridge bears
  • Tick one block only.

LO 3.4.1 LO 4.6.4
  • Draw the picture of Goldilocks and the three bears.
  • Write some sentences about your picture.
  • Let the words on your “Dictionary page” help you.
LO 4.2.1 LO 4.5.1
  • Complete the crossword puzzle.

1. There were ……………………………………………………………… bears.

2. She tasted the ………………………………………………………………….

3. …………………………………………………………..… Bear’s chair broke.

4. The bears went …………………………………………………………………

5. Goldilocks began to…………………………………………………………….

LO 4.5.1 LO 5.3.4

Assessment

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

Assessment Standard 3.4: We know this when the learner recognises letters and words and makes meaning of written text:

3.4.1 reads simple written materials for different purposes;

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 4.2: We know this when the learner does pre-writing:

4.2.1 creates and uses drawings as a focus for writing;

Assessment Standard 4.5: We know this when the learner writes so that others can understand, using writing conventions:

4.5.1 uses letters to form single words and short sentences;

Assessment Standard 4.6: We know this when the learner begins to build vocabulary and starts to spell words so that they can be read and understood by others:

4.6.4 builds own word bank and personal dictionary.

Learning Outcome 5: THINKING AND REASONING : The learner is able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.

Assessment Standard 5.3: We know this when the learner uses language to investigate and explore:

5.3.4 solves picture and word puzzles.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
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.
Bharti
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
Daniel
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
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
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
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
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.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
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.
Tarell
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.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
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.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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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 1. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11115/1.1
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