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Giants - Jack and the Beanstalk (1)

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ENGLISH HOME LANGUAGE

Giants

EDUCATOR SECTION

Memorandum

To the Educator

Using progress reports and profiles of the learners in Grade 1, the Grade 2 educator can assess the ability of each learner in the class.

The Grade 2 educator also needs to know which work has been covered in Grade 1 so that she can revise, consolidate and re-teach where necessary, before proceeding to the Grade 2 phonics, writing, reading etc. Make sure the learners understand the written instructions on each page. The learners furthermore need to know where and when to go for help when doing written work e.g. finding out how to spell a word etc.

The slower learners need continual support whereas the fast learners can be given additional work based on the activities for further stimulation.

TIME SCHEDULE FOR THE MODULES 1 – 7

All learners should complete all seven modules during the year. Allow them to progress at their own speed covering ± one and a half modules per term.

Jack and the Beanstalk introduce the learners to the concept of giants, gigantic buildings, animals and whales.

Interesting activities including riddles, class discussions and listening activities are developed around the theme of “Giants”.

  • Phonics: Revise or, ar and the silent e at the end of a word.

oor as in door

ar + e as in ware

ou and ow

Integration of themes

  • a Healthy environment

Discuss the reasons why some animals become extinct. How can this be prevented?

  • Human rights

Our heritage (buildings, country, customs) need to be preserved. Give reasons why this is necessary.

LEANER SECTION

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  • Read the following story.

Jack and the Beanstalk (1)

Once upon a time there was a boy named Jack who lived with his mother. They were very poor and finally their money ran out. Jack's mother decided to sell their cow. Then they would be able to buy some food.

Jack took the cow to the market. On the way he met a man who wanted to buy the cow.

"I will pay you five beans for her," he said.

"Five beans!" exclaimed Jack.

" Well, they are magic," explained the man.

Jack took the beans and handed over the cow. Then he returned home. His mother could not believe her eyes. She threw the beans out of the window in disgust.

"Now we'll starve!" she said.

The next morning a beanstalk had grown where the beans had fallen. Jack ran and began to climb. The beanstalk reached up into the clouds. He climbed and climbed until he disappeared into the clouds.

Once at the top, he saw a huge castle and went towards it. Inside the castle Jack found that the furniture was enormous. He heard footsteps and hid away. In came a giant. The giant sat down at the gigantic table and began to eat his breakfast. Then he sat back and began to count his money.

After a while he felt tired and went to sleep. Jack crept out and took some of the large pieces of gold. He ran back to the beanstalk and climbed down. His mother was delighted with the gold and for a long time they had no worries about money.

Table 1
LO 3.2.3   LO 3.4.8  

HOW WELL HAVE YOU READ?

1. Who are the characters in the story?

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2. Why did they have to sell their cow?

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3. Do you think that Jack realised that the castle belonged to a giant before he actually saw him? How do you know?

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Table 2
LO 3.2.3   LO 4.7.1   LO 4.7.2   LO 5.2.2   LO 5.3.2  

4. Find all the words that mean the same as big. These are called synonyms. Write them in the clouds.

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Table 3
LO 3.2.3   LO 6.2.3  
  • Draw a picture of the giant eating his breakfast, while tiny Jack hides away.
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Figure 2 (graphics2.png)

Assessment

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 3.2: We know this when the learner makes meaning of written text and:

3.2.3 reads texts at a slightly more complex level;

Assessment Standard 3.4: We know this when the learner develops phonic awareness:

3.4.8 recognises an increasing amount of high-frequency sight words;

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 4.7: We know this when the learner writes with increasing legibility:

4.7.1 uses handwriting tools and implements effectively;

4.7.2 forms letters clearly and easily;

Learning Outcome 5:REASONING: The learner is able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information).

Assessment Standard 5.2: We know this when the learner uses language to think and reason:

5.2.2 uses higher order thinking and the language associated with it, e.g. I think;

Assessment Standard 5.3: We know this when the learner uses language to investigate and explore:

5.3.2 offers solutions and alternatives;

Learning Outcome 6:LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE: The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.

Assessment Standard 6.2: We know this when the learner works with words:

6.2.3 identifies some synonyms.

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