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English first additional language

Grade 5

Module 11

Ethical, social and critical issues and classification



[LO 1.1.4]

RESPOND! These boys were teased because they looked different. What advice could you give to one of the boys about being different? What advice would you give to someone who teases you?



[LO 5.2.4]

This fairy tale is being used as an introduction to work on Nouns. So answer carefully.

Underline the correct word, so that the tale makes sense.

Once upon a time three little pigs, Bacon, Rasher and Lard, escaped from the pig farm.

(1)They were homeless and decided to go their separate ways. Lard became tired quickly and decided to build his hut with (straw; builds; strew) from

(2)a nearby (field; happily; fielding).

(3)Rasher walked a little further before tiring and decided to build his bungalow with (sticking; sticks; sticky)

(4)from a nearby (wooden; forest; woody).

(5)Bacon walked and walked and walked until he reached a clearing near a (river; streaming; water)

(6)deep in the (woody; wooden; wood). Here he took

(7)his time to make (bricks; bricked; rebrick) out of mud

(8)in order to build his sturdy (housed; flatly; bungalow).

(9)The wolf eyed Lard lying in the (sun; sunny; sunned) tanning his plump pink

(10)belly. He licked his (chopstick; lips; choppy), spit

running down his hairy chin.

“Mmm …,” he said, “this one will serve as an appetizer. The main course and dessert will follow shortly!”

Fry your brains (and think!)…

Identify the different nouns from the following columns. Just give the number.

1 Common noun 2 Proper noun 3 Collective noun 4 Abstract noun
Casper A litter of kittens anger
a swarm of bees Monday bouquet
ghost peace Pasha
cat a feeling of freedom fear
Pretoria peace December
astonishment A crowd of on-lookers World War 1


Write down two examples of each type of noun:


LO 1

LISTENING The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.

We know this when the learner:

1.1 understands stories (told or read to learners):

1.1.3 notes relevant information;

1.1.4 discusses ethial, social and critical issues (e.g. “Is the moral of the story right in all circumstances?), codestwitching if necessary;

1.3 understands oral descriptions:

1.3.1 identifies people, objects or places;

1.3.3 notes relevant information.

LO 5

THINKING AND REASONING The learner will able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.

We know this when the learner:

5.2 uses language for thinking:

5.2.4 classifies things according to criteria;

5.2.5 identifies similarities and differences between things;

5.2.6 distinguishes parts from the whole;

5.2.8 expresses opinions and gives reasons for them.


Activity 1

Encourage the learners to speak about the issue. Depending on your class set-up, you might find it more beneficial to allow them first to discuss the topic in their groups, before giving feedback.

  • What is teasing?
  • Why is it sometimes fun to tease?
  • Who gets teased?
  • How do you feel when you tease someone / are teased?
  • What is the alternative to teasing?

This is a real-life situation and many of the learners, if not all, will be able to identify – in some way – to being teased or victimized.

Activity 2

The humorous tale of the Three Little Pigs and the big bad wolf has been used as an introduction to Nouns.

Allow the learners, either individually or in pairs, to select the 10 correct answers. This activity is simple and should not prove too difficult. Do not assess this activity – it is solely to be used as an introduction to Nouns and not as a spelling or silent reading exercise.

Answers :

1. straw 2. field

3. sticks 4. forest

5. river 6. wood

7. bricks 8. bungalow

9. sun 10. lips

Use the following to explain to the learners the four types of nouns. Please note that they do not have to know or identify Abstract nouns, but explain what they are to the learners.

Various exercises follow for the purpose of ensuring that the learners are able to distinguish, identify, classify, list or correct words, phrases and sentences – all involving nouns or the uses thereof.

Be selective. If it is not necessary to complete all the given exercises, select only the ones you deem necessary.

This is an interesting activity which allows the pupils to debate as they work. Allow them to work on their own for 5 – 10 minutes, before allowing them to continue in pairs; checking their answers at the same time.

1 Common noun 2 Proper noun 3 Collective noun 4 Abstract noun
2 Casper 3 A litter of kittens 2 Peter
3 a swarm of bees 2 Monday 3 bunch of flowers
1 ghost 4 happiness 2 Pasha
1 cat 4 a feeling of freedom 4 fear
2 Pretoria 4 peace 2 December
1 claws 3 A crowd of on-lookers 2 World War 1

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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10992/1.2
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