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English home language

Grade 8

Cultural and aesthetic prejudice

Module 9

Write a sensitive letter and read a passage

Activity 1:

Write a sensitive letter

[lo 4.1.2]

  • Now that you have looked at prejudice around the world, write a letter coming from someone who has experienced prejudice against himself.
  • Choose ONE of the following children’s problems and write a dignified letter as if coming from him or her, explaining what happens exactly, how you feel and what you think can be done about the situation: Give examples of the kind of trauma that you experience and try to explain descriptively the actions and reactions of the participants.
The thoughts of an Irish girl / boy who has been victimised because she is a Catholic. The thoughts of an Indian girl / boy who is victimised because she is one of the untouchables.
The thoughts of a Muslim Iraqi student who is victimised while studying in America. The thoughts of a young Palestinian girl / boy who is living in a largely Jewish area and who feels victimised.
The thoughts of a young Serbian boy / girl who has to attend school in a largely Croat region and who feels victimised. The thoughts of a young girl / boy who speaks English only in a largely French-speaking quarter and who feels victimised.

PREPARING:

  • Do some reading on any of the above countries and their problems.

ROUGH, SUMMARISED RESEARCH NOTES:

Look at the following assessment chart BEFORE you start writing:

CRITERIA   
Opening Format Quite right Almost right Not quite right Not right at all
Opening paragraph Impressive Quite touching Fairly moving Has no impact
Main points Have impact Quite impressive Rather confused Very confused
Mood Very meaningful Quite meaningful Meaningful in parts Not meaningful
Closing paragraph Has impact Quite impactful Fairly impactful Has no impact
Neatness Very neat Quite neat Neat in part Untidy
Diction Striking Good at times Scattered Poor
Figurative imagery Very touching Touching at times Too few images No imagery
Punctuation Adds to theme Quite interesting Used too seldom Poorly used

MADE-UP ADDRESSES AND NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS:

PLANNED OPENING PARAGRAPH:

MAIN POINTS TO COVER:

PLANNED CLOSING PARAGRAPH:

FINAL EDITED LETTER (To be handed in for your portfolio)

Activity 2:

Read passage

[lo 4.1.2]

  • Now, it is time to read the following passage to yourself and then answer the questions that follow:

The Givers and the Takers

1. When a learner is in Grade 8, there are certain sensitive issues which affect a young girl or boy: These are issues to which they react with deep emotion, heartfelt agony and embarrassment. The good news is that this is natural.

2. However we need to understand relationships more clearly and to look a bit more deeply to find solutions. There certainly ARE solutions to ALL problems.

3. Ignorance, fear and prejudice certainly do not help. To treat a person badly saying that you do not know how a person is feeling is a lame excuse; fearing someone is unnecessary when help is available and showing prejudice to any other person merely enhances a poor character.

4. There are two sides to all relationships: The sender and the receiver. And in between somewhere is a rather garbled message!

Questions & Answers

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
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11041/1.1
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