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English home language

Grade 4

Books, for the mind

Module 5

Summaries

Activity 1

To identify the central idea of a story [lo 3.5]

To be able to understand and explain the moral meaning of a story [lo 5.1.3]

Read each of the following Aesop’s Fables and then say in one sentence what the story is about.

Once you have learnt this skill, you will be able to use it to great success in your future studies.

THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGGS

A farmer went to the nest of his goose to see whether she had laid an egg. To his surprise he found, instead of an ordinary goose egg, an egg of solid gold. Seizing the golden egg he rushed to the house in great excitement to show it to his wife. Every day thereafter the goose laid an egg of pure gold. But as the farmer grew rich, he grew greedy. And thinking that if he killed the goose he could have all her treasure at once, he cut her open only to find - nothing at all.

MORAL: THE GREEDY THAT WANT MORE LOSE ALL.

THE DOG AND THE SHADOW

One day a dog stole a piece of meat out of a butcher shop, and on his way to a safe place where he could eat it without interruptions, he had to cross a footbridge over a clear stream. Looking down he saw his own reflection in the water.

Thinking that the reflection was another dog with another piece of meat, and being a greedy dog, he made up his mind to have that also. So he snarled and made a grab for the other dog’s meat.

As his greedy mouth opened, out dropped the piece of meat and it fell into the stream and was lost.

MORAL: A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

Activity 2

To tell a story and explain its moral [lo 2.1.2]

HERE IS A NEW CHALLENGE FOR YOU!

  • See if you can find some more Aesop’s Fables to read to the class.
  • Complete the following Aesop’s Fables titles:

1. The Hare and the T…………………………….. .

2. The Fox and the G…………………………….. .

3. The Country Mouse and the T………………….. ………………… .

4. The F………………………… and the Crow.

  • Once you have found the titles, tell the story of each of the four Fables above and then supply their MORALS.

Activity 3

To read and be able to respond to the information in stories [lo 3.1.1]

Read story A and then story B about THE THIRSTY CROW and then make your mark ( ) in the table on the next page.

THE THIRSTY CROW

Story A

A crow was very thirsty and wanted a drink of water. She could not see a pool of water anywhere. She flew round and round. Then she saw a big jug outside a house.

The crow flew down to the jug. She looked inside. There was a little water at the bottom of the jug.

She could not reach the water with her beak. She climbed onto the jug. She almost fell into it, but she could not put her beak into the water.

She tried to break it with her beak. But the jug was too strong.

She tried to knock it over, so that the water would run out onto the ground. But the jug was too heavy. It did not fall over. Now the crow was very tired. She thought she was going to die of thirst.

Then she had an idea. She saw some stones lying on the ground. She picked up a stone in her beak and dropped it into the jug. Then another, and another. The water rose higher every time a stone fell into the jug.

Questions & Answers

By the definition, is such that 0!=1.why?
Unikpel Reply
(1+cosA+IsinA)(1+cosB+isinB)/(cos@+isin@)(cos$+isin$)
Ajay Reply
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Mark
how we can draw three triangles of distinctly different shapes. All the angles will be cutt off each triangle and placed side by side with vertices touching
Shahid Reply
bsc F. y algebra and trigonometry pepper 2
Aditi Reply
given that x= 3/5 find sin 3x
Adamu Reply
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DB
remove any signs and collect terms of -2(8a-3b-c)
Joeval Reply
-16a+6b+2c
Will
is that a real answer
Joeval
(x2-2x+8)-4(x2-3x+5)
Ayush Reply
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Miranda
x²-2x+9-4x²+12x-20 -3x²+10x+11
Miranda
x²-2x+9-4x²+12x-20 -3x²+10x+11
Miranda
(X2-2X+8)-4(X2-3X+5)=0 ?
master
The anwser is imaginary number if you want to know The anwser of the expression you must arrange The expression and use quadratic formula To find the answer
master
The anwser is imaginary number if you want to know The anwser of the expression you must arrange The expression and use quadratic formula To find the answer
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master
X2-2X+8-4X2+12X-20=0 (X2-4X2)+(-2X+12X)+(-20+8)= 0 -3X2+10X-12=0 3X2-10X+12=0 Use quadratic formula To find the answer answer (5±Root11i)/3
master
Soo sorry (5±Root11* i)/3
master
x2-2x+8-4x2+12x-20 x2-4x2-2x+12x+8-20 -3x2+10x-12 now you can find the answer using quadratic
Mukhtar
2x²-6x+1=0
Ife
explain and give four example of hyperbolic function
Lukman Reply
What is the correct rational algebraic expression of the given "a fraction whose denominator is 10 more than the numerator y?
Racelle Reply
y/y+10
Mr
Find nth derivative of eax sin (bx + c).
Anurag Reply
Find area common to the parabola y2 = 4ax and x2 = 4ay.
Anurag
y2=4ax= y=4ax/2. y=2ax
akash
A rectangular garden is 25ft wide. if its area is 1125ft, what is the length of the garden
Jhovie Reply
to find the length I divide the area by the wide wich means 1125ft/25ft=45
Miranda
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Jhovie
What do you call a relation where each element in the domain is related to only one value in the range by some rules?
Charmaine Reply
A banana.
Yaona
a function
Daniel
a function
emmanuel
given 4cot thither +3=0and 0°<thither <180° use a sketch to determine the value of the following a)cos thither
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Miranda
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I am living in india
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Miranda
what is the formula for calculating algebraic
Propessor Reply
I think the formula for calculating algebraic is the statement of the equality of two expression stimulate by a set of addition, multiplication, soustraction, division, raising to a power and extraction of Root. U believe by having those in the equation you will be in measure to calculate it
Miranda
A soccer field is a rectangle 130 meters wide and 110 meters long. The coach asks players to run from one corner to the other corner diagonally across. What is that distance, to the nearest tenths place.
Kimberly Reply
Jeannette has $5 and $10 bills in her wallet. The number of fives is three more than six times the number of tens. Let t represent the number of tens. Write an expression for the number of fives.
August Reply
What is the expressiin for seven less than four times the number of nickels
Leonardo Reply
How do i figure this problem out.
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
why surface tension is zero at critical temperature
Shanjida
I think if critical temperature denote high temperature then a liquid stats boils that time the water stats to evaporate so some moles of h2o to up and due to high temp the bonding break they have low density so it can be a reason
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Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11092/1.1
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