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English home language

Grade 4


Module 24

Compare the wobblefluffs and skinnibones

  • Let’s see if you are able to identify main ideas from the passage. Compare the Skinnibones to the Wobblefluffs in summary form.


key headings
physical appearance
theyspeak . . .
food intake
unusual habits

Activity 1

Use information from a text to make conclusions [lo 5.3.6]

  • The inhabitants of Skinnibones Land are surrounded by everything that is long and thin, e.g. needles. The Wobblefluffs are surrounded by large, round objects. Brainstorm in your groups and see how many ideas you can think of!

NB Use your dictionary to help you spell challenging words.

Activity 2

To describe an imaginary person [lo 4.1.1]


  • Invent your own unusual character. Give your person an interesting name. Include the following in your paragraph: describe their appearance, unique habits, their homes, likes and dislikes.

Ideas of names: Nobbilinocks





Language (capital letters and full stops) 1 2 3 4 5
Spelling 1 2 3 4 5
Use of descriptive words. 1 2 3 4 5

My unique person is …………………………………and he/she looks like this:

Activity 3

To read for detail [lo 3.1.3]

Read this delightful passage:


Many years ago in the land of Castalia, word spread that the King and Queen were expecting a little baby. Everyone was overjoyed to hear the news, except a young servant, Alcmene, who worked in the palace. Alcmene’s husband had died in the war and she was sad because she would never have a child of her own.

The gods on Mount Olympus noticed how sad she was, especially Zeus, who was the most powerful god. Zeus felt compassion for her and granted Alcmene the child she had always longed for.

Alcmene proudly held her baby in her arms and said, “You’re such a big strong boy. I’m going to name you Heracles.”

(Retold by the author, original writer unknown)

  1. Why were the King and Queen so happy?


  1. How did Alcmene feel when she heard the ‘palace news’?


  1. Clearly explain her reason for feeling this way.


  1. Who was Zeus and where did he live?


  1. How was Zeus able to help Alcmene?


  1. What does the name Heracles mean?


  1. Find a word from the passage which means the same as:
  1. excited
  2. infant
  3. pity



LEARNING OUTCOME 3: READING AND VIEWING The learner is able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

3.1 reads a variety of South African and international fiction and non-fiction texts for different purposes (e.g. poems, stories, myths, brochures, reference books and text-books);

  • scans for specific details.

LEARNING OUTCOME 4: WRITING The learner is able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

4.1 writes different kinds of texts for different purposes and audience:

4.1.1 writes for personal, exploratory, playful, imaginative and creative purpose (e.g. letters, descriptive paragraphs, limericks).

LEARNING OUTCOME 5: THINKING AND REASONING The learner is able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

5.3 processes information:

5.3.6 makes judgements based on the information and draws conclusions.


Comparison of skinnybones to wobblefluffs

physical appearance Very tallThin (narrow beds) Big people
they speak… Very fast; leave out words Take their time; like telling jokes
personality Like working hard.Very organised and disciplined Relaxed, fun-loving, sociable
food intake Eat what is necessary to keep going. No delicacies or sweet things. Eat quickly. Enjoy food.Eat every hour.
unusual habits Stand while eating.No sweet and cake shops.When they make appointments they define the time limits exactly. Eat every hour and then take a nap.

Activity 3

1. They were expecting a baby.

2. She was sad because her husband had died in the war and she would never have her own child.

3. She would not be able to have a baby if she had no husband.

4. Zeus was the most powerful god and he lived on Mount Olympus.

5. He was a powerful god and made her wish to have a baby come true.

6. Something like: The strong one ( strong ).

7. (a) overjoyed

(b) baby

(c) compassion

Questions & Answers

List and explain four factors of production
Vuyo Reply
capital labour entrepreneur natural resources
What is supply
Ogodo Reply
when the supply decreases demand also decreases
types of demand and the explanation
akin Reply
what is demand
akin Reply
other things remaining same if demend is increases supply is also decrease and if demend is decrease supply is also increases is called the demand
if the demand increase supply also increases
you are wrong this is the law of demand and not the definition
Demand is the willingness of buy and ability to buy in a specific time period in specific place. Mian you are saying law of demand but not in proper way. you have to keep studying more. because its very basic things in Economics.
what is commercialization?
Doris Reply
How to talk loan for bank?
Alfred Reply
what is the meaning of gpa?
Ritisha Reply
Answer: GPA stands for Grade Point Average. It is a standard way of measuring academic achievement in the U.S. Basically, it goes as follows: Each course is given a certain number of "units" or "credits", depending on the content of the course.
what is small and Microbuisenes
tadesse Reply
What is fiscal policy
Who is the funder of Economic
founder , that is Adam Smith
what is model
Daniel Reply
The wealth of Nations
Yusuf Reply
the wealth of nations, is it the first?
Yes very sure it was released in 1759
thank you Yusuf.
then when did he died?
17 July 1790 Born: 16 June 1723, Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom Place of death: Panmure House, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
that's my today questions, thank you Yusuf it's bed time see u after.
what is fiscal policy
kemigisha Reply
what's mode?
Umar Reply
mode is the highest occurring frequency in a distribution
mode is the most commonly occurring item in a set of data.
Please, what is the difference between monopoly and monopsony?
Olaleye Reply
is there monopsony word?
I have no idea though
please, in which year Adam smith was born?
monopsony is when there's only one buyer while monopoly is when there's only one producer.
who have idea on Banter
like trade by barter?
Monopoly is when there's excessively one seller and there is no entry in the market while monopsony is when there is one buyer
Adam smith was born in 1723
 (uncountable) Good humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation. verb (intransitive) To engage in banter or playful conversation. (intransitive) To play or do something amusing. (transitive) To tease mildly.
which book Adam smith published first? the first book of Adam smith pls.
wealth on nation, 1776
what is market power and how can it affect an economy?
Gab Reply
market power:- where a firm is said to be a price setter.market power benefits the powerful at the expense of others.
Market power refers to the ability of a firm (or group of firms) to raise and maintain price above the level that would prevail under competition is referred to as market or monopoly power. The exercise of market power leads to reduced output and loss of economic welfare
find information about the national budget
three branches of economics in which tourism is likely to figure
Makgotso Reply
What are those three branches?
in a comparison of the stages of meiosis to the stage of mitosis, which stages are unique to meiosis and which stages have the same event in botg meiosis and mitosis
Leah Reply
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