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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

how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
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can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
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ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
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Uday
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Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Al
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ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
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No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
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Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
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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types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
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Porter
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Yasmin
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Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
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Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
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AMJAD
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AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
Hello
Uday
I'm interested in Nanotube
Uday
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
Prasenjit
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
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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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