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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 40

To express an opinion and give reasons

Activity 1:

To express an opinion and give reasons [lo 4.1.4]

To identify differences between formal and informal style [lo 4.2.2]

To edit writing, using knowledge of structure [lo 4.5.3]

Everybody is entitled to his or her opinion on issues in our society today. This activity is going to focus on your opinion! It will give you the opportunity to express that opinion in writing. Today we are going to compose a letter to our local Member of Parliament to express our opinion about one of the following issues.

  • Recycling
  • Preserving our environment
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Computers for all schools

Choose a topic that you feel strongly about. Start by brainstorming your ideas in the block provided for your rough draft. Remember to introduce yourself, explain your opinion and then make suggestions to change or improve the situation. Once your rough draft is finished, look carefully at the basic elements of a letter, and then start your letter in the space provided for your final copy. Be sure to check your spelling and punctuation.

Basic elements of a letter:

Sender’s address and code

Date

Recipient’s name

Recipient’s address and code

Dear Sir/Madam

Subject Line

Introductory paragraph

2 nd and 3 rd paragraphs

Concluding paragraph

Yours sincerely

Name signed

Educator’s Assessment Chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Spelling and punctuation Difficult to decipher Still developing Good – very few errors Excellent - no errors
Format Unable to do Correct format, but still developing Correct in most instances Correct throughout
Neatness Untidy Presentation inconsistent, greater care needed Good presentation Excellent presentation, great care taken
Ability to express an opinion and give reasons it Unable to do Reasonable Good Excellent

Assessment

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:
4.1.2 writes a description of a person, object or simple process;
4.1.4 expresses an opinion and gives reasons for it;
4.2 writes for social purposes:
4.2.2 identifies some differences between formal and informal style;
4.3 writes creatively:
4.3.1 shows development in the ability to write poems, stories, play scripts and dialogues (e.g. by using poetic devices).
4.5 understands the writing process and uses developing knowledge of language structure and use:
4.5.1 writes rough drafts, reads them critically, gets feedback from the teacher and classmates, and rewrites;
4.5.3 edits writing, using knowledge of structure (e.g. grammar, spelling, punctuation) and tools.

Memorandum

Each learner is required to write a letter to express an opinion in this activity. The letter is to be addressed to the local Member of Parliament. You will have to find out the name and address of your local MP for this activity. The learners have been given four topics to choose from. Read through the topics with the class and have a brief discussion about each one. Once learners have chosen the topic that they would like to write about, allow them to work on their rough draft, brainstorming their ideas and ordering their thoughts.

Discuss the basic elements of a letter with them so that they are able to write their letter in the correct format. The letter must be written in the space provided. Read through the assessment chart with the whole class before they begin.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
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
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 07, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10998/1.1
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