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Grade 4

Children like me

Module 13

How observant am i?

How observant are you?

  • Think of someone you saw earlier today – maybe the Principal. Can you say exactly what they were wearing?
  • Do you know the registration number of your teacher’s car?
  • Do you know who is left-handed in your class?
  • What make off television do you watch?
  • How many shoelace holes do you have in your takkies?
  • Which cash note has a rhino and ram on either side?
  • Bein observant means keeping your eyes open and being quick to notice things. Have you spotted the two deliberate spelling mistakes in what you have read so far on this page?

Activity 1

To interpret visual text [lo 3.11]

Now take a look at the sixteen items in the picture on the next page. Look at them for 60 seconds (your teacher will time you) and then put the page away and try to write all the items down in a list.

1.. 2..
3. 4.
5. 6.
7. 8.
9. 10.
11. 12.
13. 14.
15. 16.

Activity 2

To understand imagery in a poem [lo 3.7]


Children, children everywhere,

children dark and children fair,

children of all shapes and sizes,

children springing odd surprises,

children chasing, running races,

children laughing, making faces,

children cooking mud for dinner,

children, every one a winner.

Children jumping, children wiggling,

children grumping, children giggling,

children singing, sneezing, weeping,

children sometimes even sleeping,

children giving children hugs,

children chewing worms and bugs,

children in their parents’ hair

children, children everywhere.

Did you understand?

1. What does the poet mean by saying “children cooking mud for dinner?”

I think he means that

2. What does “in their parents’ hair” mean?

I think it means that

Activity 3

To make a poster [lo 4.1.3]

What to do next

Find pictures of children who are like the children in the poem. (fair/dark; sleeping; laughing/sneezing, etc.) Paste some on the next page and use others to make a CHILDREN, CHILDREN EVERYWHERE poster.


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

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

3.7 understands the vocabulary and discusses the choice of words, imagery and sound effects in poems, stories and multimedia texts (e.g. rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, word pictures, humour);

  • interprets simple visual texts (tables, charts, posters, graphs, maps) and can change text from one form to another, (e.g. graph to explanatory paragraph).

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

We know this when the learner:

4.1 writes different kinds of texts for different purposes and audience:

4.1.3 writes and designs various media texts for different audiences, (e.g. poster, cartoon strip, simple brochures).


Deliberate spelling mistakes

  • off instead of of
  • bein instead of being

Activity 1

(i) watch

(ii) notebook

(iii) shell

(iv) dice

(v) pencil-sharpener

(vi) red pen

(vii) key

(viii) dog

(ix) eraser

(x) pen-knife

(xi) postage stamp (R2,00)

(xii) sweets

(xiii) postage stamp (R5,00)

(xiv) coin’s

(xv) comb

(xvi) blue thread / cotton

Activity 2

1. They are playing – fantasy – pretending their mud cakes are real.

2. They are being a nuisance – worrying their parents.

Questions & Answers

find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
is it a question of log
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
im all ears I need to learn
right! what he said ⤴⤴⤴
what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary 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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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
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
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
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
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
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
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.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
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