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English first additional language

Bobtail part 1

Educator section

Memorandum

In Grade 2 the learners will build new experiences in the additional language on those learnt in Grade 1 as well as those learnt in their Home Language. They will continue to need many listening and speaking opportunities so as to develop their reading and writing skills in Grade 2.

A wide vocabulary is very important. The ICS modules for Grade 2 provide opportunities for the revision of Grade 1 vocabulary and they gradually introduce and consolidate new vocabulary by means of poems, rhymes, stories, riddles and jokes and games to play.

Learners are encouraged to answer questions, and to take part in discussions and conversations on familiar topics.

The attention is drawn to the sounds of letters in the additional language and learners discover that some letters sound the same as in their home language whereas others differ.

Although the educator will attend to correct pronunciation at this stage, learners should always be encouraged to speak the additional language without feeling incompetent and self-conscious.

By keeping the dictionary pages at the end of each module in a file, learners can revise the vocabulary and use these lists as a personal dictionary to which they can refer when completing or writing sentences and stories.

Time scheduled for the modules 1 to 8

It is suggested that the average learners complete all eight modules during the year, completing ± two modules per term.

The slower learners will proceed at their own pace while the quick learners can be given more tasks if necessary.

All learners in Grade 2 should be exposed to all the listening, speaking and reading activities in these eight modules to ensure that progression occurs throughout.

Bobtail I tells the story of the rabbit family living on Farmer Brown’s farm. Naughty, disobedient Bobtail goes off on an adventure but escapes just in time.

The stories provide enough repetitive dialogue which learners will find easy to read and to dramatise. Large pictures will encourage discussion. Phonics activities make learners aware of similar beginning sounds in the additional language.

Counting activities and names of the days of the week lend themselves to the integration of Literacy and Mathematics.

Learner’s transcribe sentences in the additional language.

Integration of themes

  • Human Rights

It is the farmer’s right to protect his crops.

  • Social Justice

Bobtail was being disobedient.

  • Inclusively

Everybody (and the bunnies) belong to a family. Family life brings responsibility and consideration for one another.

Leaner section

Content

What can bobtail do?

  • Read and see what Bobtail can do.
  • Write three of the sentences.
  • Draw the pictures.

LO 3.1.4 LO 4.1 LO 4.3 LO 6.3

My dictionary page

  • Read and draw.
  • Keep in your file.
  • Read.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

LO 3.3.1 LO 5.5

My dictionary page

  • I know these English words.
  • Read.
  • Keep the page in your file.
bunny live brothers tail
fluffy hop moonlight naughty
good sometimes tricks nobody
somebody moved yesterday burrow
bush hollowed bottom burrow
who where what moving
rabbit catch hungry food
is a in he
LO 3.3.1 LO 5.5

Assessment

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

Assessment Standard 3.1: We know this when the learner uses pictures to understand written texts:

3.1.4 matches a sentence as a caption to a picture;

Assessment Standard 3.3: We know this when the learner recognises and makes meaning of letters and words:

3.3.1 recognises on sight an increasing number of high-frequency words;

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 4.1: We know this when the learner chooses and copies a caption which accurately describes a picture:

Assessment Standard 4.3: We know this when the learner b completes sentences by filling in missing words;

Learning Outcome 5: THINKING AND REASONING : The learner is able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.

Assessment Standard 5.5: We know this when the learner keeps a dictionary;

Learning Outcome 6: GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY : The learner knows and is able to use the sounds, vocabulary and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.

Assessment Standard 6.3: We know this when the learner understands and uses some modals.

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
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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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 2. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11117/1.1
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