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English home language

Grade 4

Books, for the mind

Module 1

The lion and the mouse

Activity 1

To know the meaning of words such as author, characters, theme and storyline [lo1.2]

EDUCATOR: Choose a well-loved story that is known to your class and read it to them. This may be from a previous class reader or a popular library book. There needs to be more than two main characters and a straightforward storyline.

The dramatic reading of this story should be between three and four minutes long. Use this as a demonstration of how to create atmosphere and captivate an audience with your voice.

LEARNERS: You will probably have heard or read this story before. Now you need to listen very well while you enjoy hearing it again. You will be expected to answer some questions immediately after having listened to your teacher reading the story to you.

Just to be sure that you are not caught napping, let’s check your vocabulary. Do you know what is meant by each of the following? Decide with the help of your group.

  • Author
  • Main characters
  • Theme
  • Storyline

Don’t waste any time! Grab your pencil and complete the table on the following page while the information is still fresh in your memory. Be neat and precise.

Author ……………………………………………………………………………….

Main characters …………………………………………………………………

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………………………………………………………………………………………

Theme ……………………………………………………………………………….

Storyline ……………………………………………………………………………

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Activity 2

To enjoy listening to a story [lo 1.1]

EDUCATOR: Read a short Aesop’s Fable to the class and end off with the moral. Read the whole story once more.

LEARNERS: Listen attentively to the short story and then complete the piece below by filling in the missing words. The more carefully you listen, the easier it will be to decide on the missing words. Remember, be ready to start the exercise the moment your teacher gives you the signal.

THE LION AND THE MOUSE

A lion was sleeping in his …….…………… . A ………………….. ran into the

den. It ran up onto the lion’s head and sat on its …………….……………….. .

The lion woke up. It was very ………………………... It grabbed the mouse

in its mighty………………………... How dare you wake me up! I’ll

……………………….. you for this!” roared the lion.

The mouse was very ………………………... It said, “Please don’t eat me.

Please let me go. I did not mean to wake you up. If

you let me go, who knows, maybe one day I will be able to

……………………….. you.”

When the lion heard this, it laughed. It thought it was a great

………………………... How could a skinny little mouse help the

……………………….. of Beasts? But he let the little mouse go

………………….., and the mouse ran as fast as it could out of the den.

A few days later, the mouse was out looking for ………………………... It

came upon the lion caught up in a big …………… . The net was a trap, set

by ………………………... The lion struggled to get free. But the more it

struggled, the ………………….………….. the net became.

“Lie still,” said the mouse to the lion.

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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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