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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 39

To give others a chance to speak

Activity 1:

To give others a chance to speak [lo 1.5.1]

To show awareness of the way language constructs knowledge and identity and positions people [lo 2.5.1]

Let us continue to focus on names in this activity. Every name is special and has a meaning. We are going to take some time to discover more about your name and how you received your name.

This activity will need some research to be done. You will need to spend some time talking to your family. You may also need to look up some facts in books.

Work through the following questions. At the end of the activity, you will be asked to report back to your group what you have discovered about your name and the naming practices of your family.

Write your full name: _________________

Ask your parents the following questions:

1. What does your first name mean?

2. How did your parents choose your name/s?

3. What is the origin of your name? (You may need to look in a name book for this answer if your parents are not sure.)

4. What does your surname mean and can you find the origin of your surname?

4. Any other interesting naming traditions in your family or culture that you have discovered doing your research.

Now you have the opportunity to express your opinion:

5. Do you like your name? YES / NO

6. If you could change your name today, what name would you choose for yourself and why?

7. In South Africa (and most other countries), when a woman is married, she is required to change her surname to that of her husband. What is your opinion of this practice? Do you agree or disagree? (You must be able to explain why for either answer.)

We hope that you learnt many interesting facts about your name and about the naming practices in your family.

It is now time to share these answers and findings with the rest of your class. Once again, you will be speaking to your group. Each member of the group must have an opportunity to speak and respect must be shown to the speaker. Your educator will assess your ability to work as a team during this task.

Educator’s Assessment Chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Teamwork – participation listening, showing respect for one another Poor In some contexts only Good Excellent
Answers to the questions PoorFew questions answered, very little research FairMost questions answered, some research done GoodAll questions answered and researched ExcellentThorough, well-researched answers


Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
LISTENING The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.3 understands oral description:
1.3.3 notes relevant information;
1.5 respects other learners:
1.5.1 gives other learners a chance to speak;
1.5.2 listens to them and encourages their attempts to speak their additional language.
LO 2
SPEAKING The learner will be able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.
We know this when the learner:
2.1 interacts in additional language:
2.1.2 sustains a conversation on a familiar topic;
2.1.3 expresses an opinion and gives reasons for it;
2.1.4 expresses feelings;
2.3 uses additional language to communicate information:
2.3.5 talks about an issue with preparation;
2.5 shows awareness of the way language constructs knowledge and identity and positions people:
2.5.1 begins to look critically at naming practices (e.g. women taking their husbands’ surnames, etc.)


This activity continues to focus on names. Learners are required to complete a series of questions about their name. Most of the answers they will be able to obtain from their parents and family. Name books will also be helpful if you have access to them. Start this activity by reading through the questions and ensuring that the learners are aware of what is expected from them. Allocate sufficient time for this activity (about two weeks) and make sure that the learners know when their report-back will be done. Learners must then carry out the research on their own.

Once the allotted time is over, learners must be divided into groups. They must report their findings back to the group. Each member of the group must be given an opportunity to talk and other group members must show respect and listen carefully. There may be a time for questions at the end. Educators should walk around during this report-back time, assessing each group’s ability to work as a team and to show respect.

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..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
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
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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