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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 51

To write a simple personal letter

Activity 1:

To write a simple personal letter

[lo 4.2.1]

We continue to focus on writing in this activity, but now you are going to write a letter to a friend. You are going to imagine that you were staying in the Royal Hotel on holiday when a fire broke out and the hotel burnt down. In your letter you are going to describe the following to your friend:

  1. what you were doing before the fire;
  2. how you became aware that the fire had broken out;
  3. how you were rescued from the burning building.

Look at the picture carefully to get some inspiration!

Write your letter. Remember to include your address at the top of the letter and to write in paragraphs.

Educator’s assessment chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Spelling and punctuation Poor – difficult to decipher Still developing – many errors Good – very few errors Excellent - no errors
Format Incorrect – understanding still developing Correct format still developing Correct in most instances Correct throughout
Development Disjointed, difficult to follow Disjointed in places Logical, interesting Extremely logical, interesting, well thought out
Creativity Poor, predictable, no new ideas Still developing, very few original ideas Good, some original ideas Excellent, original and entertaining


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:
4.1.4 expresses an opinion and gives reasons for it;
4.2 writes for social purposes:
4.2.1 with a ‘frame’, writes a simple personal letter;
4.3 writes creatively:
4.3.1 shows development in the ability to write stories, play scripts and dialogues.


This activity focuses on writing. Learners are required to write a letter to a friend. Start by revising the layout for the letter. Remind learners about including their address on the right hand side of the page, the date, writing in paragraphs etc. Learners have to imagine that the hotel they were staying in, burnt down. The have to describe the events to their friend in the letter. Study the picture, which is included in the workbook, with the class. This picture is meant to inspire them and set the scene. Talk about how people would feel, and about different possibilities for the way that the fire started and the ways that people were rescued. Learners have a block to brainstorm in, and then they must write the letter in the correct format in the ‘final copy’ block.

Remind them to check their spelling and punctuation, and to be creative. Read through the Educator’s Assessment Chart to complete your assessment.

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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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