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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 48

To communicate information

Activity 1:

To express an opinion and give reasons for it [lo 4.1.4]

To carry out a simple research [lo 5.3.1]

Have you ever wondered just what you would do if your house caught fire? What would you try to rescue first? Take some time to think about this now.

List the three most valuable possessions you would take with you if your house caught fire, and give reasons for your decisions. (Remember to check your spelling!)

Now conduct a survey in your family. Ask three other people what they would take with them if the house were to catch fire. Record your findings in the table below. Your educator may ask you to share some of your findings with the class.

4. My choices
  • Educator’s Assessment Chart:
  • Criteria
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Ability to gather and record information
  • Requires constant assistance
  • Fair, but assistance still required
  • Good, very little assistance required
  • Excellent, no assistance required
  • Punctuation and spelling
  • Poor – difficult to decipher
  • Still developing – many errors
  • Good – very few errors
  • Excellent - no errors


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.
LO 5
THINKING AND REASONING The learner will be able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.
We know this when the learner:
5.1 uses language across the curriculum:
5.1.2 extracts information from materials used in History;
5.2 uses language for thinking:
5.2.1 answers and asks some more complex questions;
5.2.3 analyses the features of things in order to classify them;
5.2.6 expresses cause and effect;
5.2.7 discusses advantages and disadvantages and writes about them;
5.3 collects and records information in different ways:
5.3.1 carries out some simple research.


This activity requires learners to think about they would do if their own house burnt down. (Be sensitive to the fact that this may well have happened to somebody in your class. They might like to share their experience with the class if possible.) Learners must decide on the three things that they would choose to take with them. They must also give reasons for their decision. After this part of the activity is complete, learners must ask three other people in their family, or close environment, the same question. They must fill the answers in on the table provided. This will require a bit of time so be sure to allocate sufficient time for the learners to do the survey, and to record the answers. Give them a deadline before they start the activity.

Once they have completed the survey, allow some time for learners to share their findings with one another. This could be done as a whole class or in a group situation.

The Educator’s Assessment Chart will help you complete your assessment.

Questions & Answers

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