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English first additional language

Grade 4

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Module 4

Brother and sister

Activity 1

To perform a short rhyme [2.4.3]

To understand rhyme [3.2.1]

POETRY

A Read the poem in your groups. Fill in the pause marks and mark the words that you feel should be stressed. Your teacher will then give you a chance to recite the poem in class.

Letter to my brother

Brother dear,

Although you call your sister silly names

And don’t like dolls or girlish games;

Although I know you eat my sweets

While you play cricket in the streets –

Somehow I like to watch you, naughty brat,

Feeding the dog, stroking the cat;

But how I wish that boys could be

As gentle and as kind to me!

i) What does the brother call his sister?

He calls ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

ii) When does he eat his sister’s sweets?

He eats them ……………………………………………………………………………………….

.

iii) What does the sister wish?

She wishes …………………………………………………………………………………………..

iv) Name two ways that her brother shows that he can be gentle and kind.

He………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

v) Find words in the poem that rhyme with those in the list.

sweets …………………………………………………………………..

brat …………………………………………………………………..

me …………………………………………………………………..

names …………………………………………………………………..

vi) Find three different punctuation marks that show you where to pause in the poem.

……………… ……………………… ………………………

Activity 2

To solve a puzzle [lo 3.5.3]

DOMINOES

A Your teacher will give you a set of cards to use to play dominoes. Form groups and play. For example: If you put down uncle/boy, your friend has to add either aunt or girl.

Male and female

B Complete the following crossword puzzle on your own. Fill in the opposite gender to the word that is in bold print.

3. 4.
1. 2.
6.
5.
2.
3.

Across

1. My grandmother and ……. really spoil their grandchildren.

2. My father and ……. are my parents.

3. My uncle is a man and my aunt is a ……..

Down

1. My sister is a ……… , not a boy .

2. My sister’s children are my nephew and my …….. .

3. My brother is my parent’s son and my sister is their …….. .

4. We are ……… and sister .

5. My cousin’s parents are my aunt and …………

6. My father and mother are …….. and wife .

Activity 3

To understand and use singular and plural forms of nouns [lo 6.4.1]

A Complete the story below by filling in the plural form of the word within brackets. Use a dictionary to check your spelling. Write your answers in the columns below the story.

THE REUNION

Our family decided to host a reunion. We invited all my (1.aunt) and (2. uncle). My (3. cousin) arrived to help. My (4. grandparent) bought special (5. outfit). We needed many (6. chair) and (7. table) to seat the (8. guest).

The food was delicious. We ate (9. potato) and (10. tomato) as well as a variety of (11. meat) and other (12. vegetable). My (13. niece) and (14. nephew) entertained us on (15. banjo). The (16. wife) gathered to wash the (17. dish) while the (18. man) packed all the hired furniture into (19. lorry). The (20. puppy) were given some of the leftovers.

1) …………………….. 8) ……………………………. 15) ………………………

2) …………………….. 9) ……………………………. 16) ………………………

3) …………………….. 10) …………………………… 17) ……………………..

4 ……………………… 11) …………………………… 18) ……………………..

5) …………………….. 12) …………………………… 19) ……………………..

6) …………………….. 13) …………………………… 20) ……………………..

7) …………………….. 14) …………………………… 21) ……………………..

B Make a list of all the spelling rules (changes made to the words when you wrote them as plural words). The first one has been done for you.

SPELLING CHANGE EXAMPLE
a) Add s to the word. aunt – aunts
b)
c)
d)
e)

Assessment

Learning outcome 2: speaking

The learner will be able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

  • uses additional language creatively:

2.4.3 performs a familiar short rhyme, poem or song.

Learning outcome 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.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

3.2 understands, in a very simple way, some elements of poetry:

3.2.1 rhyme;

3.5 reads for pleasure and information;

3.5.3 reads and solves puzzles.

Learning outcome 6: language structure and use

The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language and interpret texts.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

6.4 understands and uses singular and plural forms of nouns:

6.4.1 ordinary nouns.

Memorandum

Activity 1

Teach learners to mark pauses as follows:

/ After a word: A short pause.

// After a word: A longer pause.

/ Above a syllable: The syllable in the word should be stressed.

Answers: silly names; while playing cricket; boys could be gentle and kind; feeds the dog and strokes the cat; street; cat; be; games; (; -) semi-colon, comma, dash

Activity 2

Glue these words to cardboard. Make a few sets. Divide learners into groups of 4 or 5 to play the game.

Girl - wife mother - brother

man - daughter husband - father

uncle - boy son - niece

nephew - husband grandmother - woman

grandfather - girl wife - mother

sister - aunt brother - man

daughter - uncle father - son

boy - nephew niece - grandmother

husband - nephew woman - grandmother

grandfather sister aunt wife

CREATE SOME MORE OF YOUR OWN

  • Not assessed, but learners are exposed to LO 6.5 To develop own vocabulary: Understand common spoken words.

Activity 3

MALE AND FEMALE CROSSWORD

  • Answers: aunts; uncles; cousins; grandparents; outfits; chairs; tables; guests; potatoes; tomatoes; meats; vegetables; nieces; nephews; banjos; wives; dishes; men; lorries; puppies
  • Answers: add –es to a word e.g. tomatoes

change v to f and add –es e.g. wives

change the word completely e.g. men

-y changes to I and add –es e.g. lorries

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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11093/1.1
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