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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 14

To solve a word puzzle

Activity 1:

To solve a word puzzle

[lo 3.7.5]

Let’s have a look at some real wild animals now.

Circle one letter from each word to find thirteen animals, birds and reptiles. The words in the clues will help. (Number one has been done for you.)

For example: 1. R-A-T = rat

  1. b r own t a il bi t e
  1. ears grass babies burrow field fast
  1. speak gay tropical feathers multi-coloured pet
  1. carry aggressive jump desert long-necked
  1. golden king roar jungle
  1. poison long scales quick tongue
  1. black forest large fur
  1. pink dirty greedy
  1. hunt striped growl fierce courageous
  1. small nervous quiet cheese hole
  1. timid speedy gentle herd
  1. angora horns hair mountains
  1. loud cross stubborn back hooves grey

Use each of the above words, with a collective noun, in a sentence.

( Make up a collective noun if you need to.)

Educator’s assessment:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Correctness of sentences Requires assistance to create meaningful sentences Sentences too simple Correct, simple sentences Correct, imaginative sentences
Punctuation and spelling Poor – difficult to decipher Still developing – many errors Good – very few errors Excellent - no errors
Neatness Untidy Presentation inconsistent, greater care needed Good presentation Excellent presentation, great care taken


LO 3
READING AND VIEWING The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
3.3 reads for information:
3.3.2 scans graphs, timetables, etc. for specific information;
3.3.3 summarises a paragraph (e.g. identifies the main point and the topic sentence);
3.7 reads for pleasure:
3.7.5 solves word puzzles.


In this activity the focus is on REAL animals and not imaginary ones! Learners must look carefully at all the animals in the picture. Have a discussion about what animals they can see and what they are called. In the table that follows the picture, words that are associated with each animal are listed in a block. Learners must guess what animal is being referred to. One letter in each word must be circled to make up the animal’s name.

  1. b r own t a il bi t e
  1. ears grass babies burrow field fast
  1. speak gay tropical feathers multi-coloured pet
  1. carry aggressive jump desert long-necked
  1. golden king roar jungle
  1. poison long scales quick tongue
  1. black forest large fur
  1. pink dirty greedy
  1. hunt striped growl fierce courageous
  1. small nervous quiet cheese hole
  1. timid speedy gentle herd
  1. angora horns hair mountains
  1. loud cross stubborn back hooves grey

Once they have completed this part of the activity, the learners are then asked to use the words in sentences. The important thing to notice, is that they also need to include a collective noun in the sentence. This means that they may have to make up collective nouns for many of the animals. This is meant to be a fun creative activity and learners can share their suggestions for creative nouns with each other once the activity is complete.

Draw their attention to the fact that they will be assessed on the correctness of their sentences, so they must write full sentences that make sense, even though they are inventing collective nouns. Punctuation, spelling and neatness will also be assessed.

Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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
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
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
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.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
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.
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.
is Bucky paper clear?
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.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 07, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10998/1.1
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