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Midge – part 1

Educator section

Memorandum

For the educator:

The ICS modules for Grade 3 encourage learners to do extensive reading, both fiction and non-fiction. They are given frequent opportunities to write and develop their vocabulary and language use. These developing skills are supported by techniques and strategies to develop phonic awareness. Word recognition and comprehension skills are practised and phonics systematically introduced and consolidated.

The learning outcomes for Grade 3 are purposefully integrated to enable learners to write about texts which they have listened to, discussed and read.

The topics chosen for the modules are of interest to the Grade 3 learner, within their range of experience and other learning areas, namely, Life Orientation and Mathematics are well integrated.

Learners in Grade 3 use their communication skills more effectively and given the opportunity, these can overcome social, cultural and language boundaries. They become more sensitive to the needs of everyone around them.

All aspects of language learning as described in the learning outcomes and assessment standards for Grade 3 have been covered in these eight ICS modules. By reinforcing, consolidating and applying these supported by the Critical and Developmental Outcomes, the learners will be able to think and reason in their home language.

Time scheduled for the modules

All learners should work through all eight modules as the phonics and cursive writing requirements are spread over these modules. The educator should however allow learners to complete them at their own pace namely ± two modules per term.

Module 3 is the first of three modules about “Midge” who is a mouse and who communicates with the learners via letters which he writes to them.

Interesting topics for discussion come up e.g.

  • Why did the mouse family leave the forest?
  • Which dangers did they encounter in the forest?
  • Will their new habitat be a safer place, etc.?

Correct punctuation is practised and learners are made aware of the use of the comma.

Pictive writing is used as a means of communication between Midge and the learners. They are challenged to read a mouse-riddle in “mouse language”.

  • Cursive writing: e , l , b , k , f , j , g , y , x , z
  • Phonics: The “ oo ” family consisting of ” oo ”, “ ew ”, “ ui ”, “ ue ” and “ ou ” as in would .

Problem solving skills are practised when learners are confronted with a problem.

Integration of themes

  • A healthy environment

Midge teaches the learners to keep their classroom environment free of pollution (noise as well as harmful, unhealthy litter).

Water conservation should be practised.

  • Social Justice

Irrespective of gender or race, there are social rules to be respected, e.g. obeying elders and taking heed of their suggestions.

  • Human Rights

Although everyone has a rights, everyone also has certain responsibilities towards their fellow beings, e.g. showing concern when they are ill, unhappy, sad or treated unkindly.

Leaner section

Content

  • Find the answers.

They could be written in any direction.

  • Colour the answers. Use a different colour for each answer.
  • Use only words that SOUND like “oo”.
a f d v g e h f b r o o k
j i l s i t u z l h y w z
m a d v y e t b o o k t l
o d b x s o w g o o d o t
r s j u i c e l m k r o p
w c a b t r r u p b x h c
c r g f d u j E w e l s e
k e f r u i t P w a l e a
l w r s u s f C b s i o w
f s t o p e i g k p o b f
LO 2.2 LO 3.5.6

Clues

1. Hammers, nails and .............................................................................................

2. It’s precious.

3. Fix it with ............................................................................................................

4. Not bad.

5. Blossoms .............................................................................................................

6. Catch a fish with a ...............................................................................................

7. A little river.

8. Something to read.

9. Take a ................................................................................................. on a boat.

10. An apple is a ........................................................................................................

11. Something to drink.

12. People who work on a boat.

13. What a lovely .......................................................................................................

14. How many feet?

15. The wind ..............................................................................................................

16. With a gun.

  • Did you find it …..
LO 4.7.4

Dear _______________

(your name)

LO 2.2 LO 3.1.1 LO 3.3.1
  • Answer:

I still have lots of news.

I’ll be back in Module 4 but now I’m sleepy. I’m going to bed.

Midge

LO 2.2 LO 3.1.1

Questions & Answers

I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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RAW Reply
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Damian
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Brian Reply
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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
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
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Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
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Bharti
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Damian Reply
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Daniel
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 3. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11114/1.1
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