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English first additional language

Grade 9

Hidden treasures

Module 11

To collect, record and present information

Activity 1:

To collect, record and present information

[lo 2.6, 5.3]

Now we would like to see how creative you can be when you convey information. You will be exploring communication through visual literacy.

You will make a collage in which the individual talents of the whole group are displayed.

Use any interesting materials: photographs, magazine or newspaper clippings, bright pieces of paper or material, tinfoil, sweet wrappings, your own drawings, matches, glitter, sand, beans, lentils, dried flowers or twigs/leaves – absolutely anything that you have at your disposal!

  • First you must establish the various talents in your group that you are going to represent in your picture (collage). Remember that at least one talent of each learner in the group must be represented.
  • Here is one idea of how you could organise your group:
  • Learner 1: draws something
  • Learner 2: writes a poem on the specific theme
  • Learner 3: adds relevant photographs or pictures from magazines, etc. creatively
  • Learner 4: adds a relevant quotation or two
  • Learner 5: adds an interesting frame to the whole collage
  • Learner 6: adds finishing touches, e.g. buttons, bottle tops, quills, etc.
  • Now proudly present your ideas to your class:
  • introduce the team
  • explain your idea
  • explain what the different sections represent
  • explain who was responsible for what
  • check the criteria in the block below to ensure that you cover all the aspects on which you will be assessed
  • First do your rough work.

Discovering your talents: think about following a dream you have always had; think of what you’re passionate about; think about what you enjoy doing; think about what you have done well at, in the past . . .

Write down any particular emotions you feel concerning your plans:

Write down any particular thoughts you have on your course of action:

Write down any extra ideas you may have:

Which talent/s are you going to write about:

Write down specific words you might use:

Diary Checklist Yes No
Do I have a date?
Have I used the pronouns ‘I’,’me’,’my’?
Have I checked my spelling?
Have I checked my punctuation?
Have I used informal register?
Have I used my best handwriting?

So, are you ready to plot the next X’s ?

  • (HINT: Captain’s Collage Creek; Presentation Peak )

Activity 2:

To write for personal reflection

[lo 4.3]

  • You are extremely excited about all the hidden treasures you can discover in yourself.
  • Write a diary entry on what you are going to do to discover and develop these talents. Discovering and developing your talents at a young age will enrich your life and give it more meaning. Your talents could make you famous or help to improve others’ lives. Write sincerely and not just for a mark or because your educator says you must.
  • Remember that you are confiding in your best friend, so use informal language but not slang .
  • Include the date and perhaps you can give your diary a name!

You are ready to make your next X on your treasure island map. (HINT: Writing Rapids )


LO 2


The learner will be able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

We know this when the learner:

2.2 interacts in additional language;

2.4 debates social and ethical issues by arguing persuasively and responding critically;

2.6 gives a short formal talk or presentation.

LO 3

Reading and Viewing

The learner will be able to read and view for informa

tion and enjoyment, and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

We know this when the learner:

3.1 reads a text (fiction or non-fiction):

3.2 understands some elements of poetry and of the terms used to describe this language;

3.3 reads and responds to social texts;

3.4 reads for information.

LO 4


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:

4.2 writes for social purposes;

4.4 writes creatively;

4.3 writes for personal reflection;

4.6 treats writing as a process.

LO 5

Thinking and Reasoning

The learner will be able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning.

We know this when the learner:

5.1 uses language and literacy across the curriculum;

5.2 uses language for thinking:

5.2.5 draws ;

5.3 collects and records information in different ways.



  • Although a group project, the oral assessment is done individually. It is important to emphasise that everyone must do his/her part and that the load is equally divided. It is important that learners learn to work effectively within a group.

X’s: Captain’s Collage Creek; Presentation Peak


  • Encourage the learners to write sincerely: it could just be the stepping stone they need to start developing those hidden talents.

Discuss famous diaries and their value. One that always works well is ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’.

Discuss the psychological benefit of having an emotional outlet by keeping a diary.

X: Writing Rapids.

Questions & Answers

anyone have book of Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf book in pdf Fundamentals of Nanoparticles: Classifications, Synthesis
Naeem Reply
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pedro Reply
It could change the whole space science.
the characteristics of nano materials can be studied by solving which equation?
sibaram Reply
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synthesis of nano materials by chemical reaction taking place in aqueous solvents under high temperature and pressure is call?
hydrothermal synthesis
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Eke Reply
is this allso about nanoscale material
are nano particles real
Missy Reply
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Lale Reply
no can't
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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
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
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
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
STM - Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
How we are making nano material?
Some times this process occur naturally. if not, nano engineers build nano materials. they have different physical and chemical properties.
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