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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

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
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
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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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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