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Thunder

Educator section

Memorandum

In Grade 3 learners continue to expand their vocabulary by listening and reading a variety of texts such as poem, stories, riddles and doing word puzzles.

These modules consolidate and revise the vocabulary and phonics introduced in Grade 2. More opportunities are given for written work producing longer texts of more varied kinds. Learners should not be afraid to make mistakes as the building of confidence and fluency should take priority above perfect written work.

Time scheduled for the modules

All learners should work through all eight modules as the phonics and spelling requirements are spread over these modules. The educator should however allow learners to complete them at their own pace namely ± two modules per term.

This story allows the learners to use their imagination when the baby Brontosaurus is found by the animals. Vocabulary is consolidated by repetitive phrases and the following phonic families are introduced; “ wh ” and silent letters such as “ b ” as in lamb, and “ k ” as in knee. Plurals are studied and homonyms sorted out.

Integration of themes

  • A healthy environment

Is dependent on resources. If catastrophies occur they damage the environment.

  • Social Justice

Thunder finds himself amongst strangers. Their attitude to him is of vital importance.

Newcomers at school or in the class should be welcomed and treated with kindness and respect.

Leaner section

Content

  • Here are some sentences about Thunder.
  • They are all muddled up.
  • Write them over.
  • Begin with all the sentences that tell you who Thunder is.
  • Next write the sentences that tell you what he looks like.
  • Lastly write the sentences that tell you what he eats.

1. Thunder has a very long neck.

2. Thunder is a Brontosaurus.

3. He is a plant-eater.

4. He has a long, swishing tail.

5. Thunder is a dinosaur that lived on earth many years ago.

6. He likes fresh green leaves.

LO 2.10 LO 4.7 LO 6.5

Word building blocks

  • Join the letters to make words.
  • Write the words and draw the pictures.
LO 3.7.3

Phonics

  • These words have a silent “k”.
  • Read them.

knife

knit

knot

knee

knock

know

knuckle

knead

  • Where do they fit in?

1. You must ......................................................................................... on the door.

2. I ........................................................................................................... my work.

3. Tie the ...................................................................................................... please.

4. Granny will ...................................................................................... me a jersey.

5. This ....................................................................................................... is sharp.

6. I bend my.............................................................................................................

7. My .................................................................................................... is bleeding.

8. I must ................................................................................................ the dough.

LO 3.3.2

Assessment

Assessment Standard 2.10: We know this when the learner participates in a conversation on a familiar topic:

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

Assessment Standard 3.3: We know this when the learner recognises and makes meaning of letters and words:

3.3.2 uses word recognition and comprehension skills such as phonics, context clues and prediction to make sense of text;

Assessment Standard 3.7: We know this when the learner develops phonic awareness:

3.7.3 recognises vowel sounds spelled with two letters;

Learning Outcome 4: WRITING : The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

Assessment Standard 4.7: We know this when the learner uses punctuation:

Learning Outcome 6: GRAMMAR ND VOCABULARY : The learner knows and is able to use the sounds, vocabulary and grammar of the additional language.

Assessment Standard 6.5: We know this when the learner understands how language is used to sequence things.

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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 3. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11118/1.1
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