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Using progress reports and profiles of the learners in Grade 1, the Grade 2 educator can assess the ability of each learner in the class.

The Grade 2 educator also needs to know which work has been covered in Grade 1 so that she can revise, consolidate and re-teach where necessary, before proceeding to the Grade 2 phonics, writing, reading etc. Make sure the learners understand the written instructions on each page. The learners furthermore need to know where and when to go for help when doing written work e.g. finding out how to spell a word etc.

The slower learners need continual support whereas the fast learners can be given additional work based on the activities for further stimulation.

TIME SCHEDULE FOR THE MODULES 1 – 7

All learners should complete all seven modules during the year. Allow them to progress at their own speed covering ± one and a half modules per term.

In this module learners read and listen to stories portraying the relationships within families. Feelings are discussed and decisions are made.

Vowels learnt in Grade 1 are revised and word building using these are practised.

Using the letter “ y ’ as a vowel, is introduced and learners are made aware of the different phonetic sounds of the letter “ y ’.

Learners practise those letters which they do incorrectly and the educator re-teaches these.

integration of themes

  • a healthy environment

Discuss whether foxes contribute to a healthy environment or not? Give reasons for farmers wanting to eliminate them.

  • human rights

All family members have rights and each one needs to be respected in the home.

social justice

Compare living conditions, rules etc. in the story of ‘Anati’ to their own. What are the similarities and differences?

  • inclusivity

What are Anati and her family deprived of? Why? Discuss what can be done to resolve the issues.

The story can be used in the beginning of the year to get to know the learners and for the learners to get to know each other. A class discussion will get the ideas going and can serve to build up vocabulary that they might need to make their sentences. It also serves to sensitise you to any difficult family situations.

(Class discussions fulfil LO 2 : contributions to discussions and taking turns)

Encourage the learners to sound out and break up words, e.g. fam-i-ly; to-ge- ther. They can also read this for assessment purposes.

The following story has many three-letter blends and can serve as an early assessment tool. Follow-up the story of Bob the fox with revision of the single sounds and vowels. The learners can also make up their own sentences using words from the phonic games (p. E-3) and write them on folio.

Use these words in writing lessons to reinforce the spelling patterns. If the learners have not done capital letters in Grade 1, the correct letter formation must be taught this year as well as reinforcing correct formation of lower case. The correct formation is enclosed, as well as recommended sequence for upper case. A formal writing lesson can be included on folio as often as is necessary for your class. Bear in mind that some activities will lend themselves to writing practice, e.g. revision of phonic blends or re-writing their story (last activity in this module).

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
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Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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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.
Ramkumar Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 2. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11113/1.1
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