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Story Time - The three little goats

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ENGLISH FIRST ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

Story Time

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.

The story of “The three Billy Goats Gruff” allows for questions to the answered, missing words to be filled into sentences and illustrations to be made.

Many new concepts and ideas are introduced in the poem “Story time” and educators can use these to initiate interesting discussions.

Integration of themes

  • A Healthy environment

The dangers which the three Billy Goats had to overcome can lead to dangers in the learners’ environment and means by which to overcome or avoid these.

  • Human rights

The goats were in search of good food. Children should be cared for and food should be available for everyone.

  • Social Justice

Privileges should not only be for a few but should be for everyone.

LEANER SECTION

Content

  • Listen to the story several times.
  • Read it with the class.
  • Now see whether you can read it by yourself.

The three little Goats

One day there were three goats.

The smallest goat was called Little Billy Goat Gruff.

The middle-sized goat was called Big Billy Goat Gruff.

The biggest goat was called Great Big Billy Goat Gruff.

  • Draw the three goats.
Figure 1
Figure 1 (graphics1.png)

These three goats lived in a field.

They ate the fresh green grass.

Near the field was a river.

There was a bridge over the river.

  • Draw the field, the river and the bridge.
Figure 2
Figure 2 (graphics2.png)
Table 1
LO 1.1   LO 3.2.5   LO 3.8.1  

Under the bridge lived an angry old dwarf.

He would not let anyone cross his bridge.

  • Draw the old dwarf who lived under the bridge.
Figure 3
Figure 3 (graphics3.png)

One day the grass became dry and the goats had nothing to eat.

Little Billy Goat Gruff said, “See the nice green grass and the red apples on the other side of the bridge. I am going to cross the bridge.”

“The angry old dwarf will not let you cross the bridge", said Big Billy Goat Gruff.

“I am not afraid of him," said Little Billy Goat Gruff.

He ran trip-trap, trip-trap over the bridge.

  • Draw Little Billy Goat Gruff crossing the bridge.
Figure 4
Figure 4 (graphics4.png)
Table 2
LO 1.1   LO 3.8.1  

The angry old dwarf said, “Who runs trip-trap trip-trap over my bridge?"

“It is I, Little Billy Goat Gruff.”

“I am going to eat you!" said the angry old dwarf.

“No", said Little Billy Goat Gruff, “do not eat me, eat Big Billy Goat Gruff when he comes over your bridge. He is much bigger than me.”

“Very well", said the dwarf.

Little Billy Goat Gruff ran over the bridge and ate the nice green grass and the red apples.

  • Draw Little Billy Goat Gruff eating the green grass and the red apples.
Figure 5
Figure 5 (graphics5.png)
Table 3
LO 1.1   LO 3.8.1  

When Big Billy Goat Gruff saw Little Billy Goat Gruff eating the nice green grass and the red apples, he said, “I will also go over the bridge.”

So he ran trip-trap, trip-trap over the bridge.

The angry old dwarf said, “Who runs trip-trap trip-trap over my bridge?"

“It is I, Big Billy Goat Gruff.”

“I am going to eat you,” said the dwarf.

“No, do not eat me. Eat Great Big Billy Goat Gruff when he comes over your bridge. He is much bigger than me,” said Big Billy Goat Gruff.

“Very well,” said the dwarf.

Big Billy Goat Gruff ran over the bridge and ate the nice green grass and the red apples.

  • Draw the picture.
Figure 6
Figure 6 (graphics6.png)

Table 4
LO 3.2.5   LO 3.3.1  

When Great Big Billy Goat Gruff saw Big Billy Goat Gruff and Little Billy Goat Gruff eating the nice green grass and the red apples he said, “I will also cross the bridge.”

So he ran TRIP-TRAP, TRIP-TRAP over the bridge.

The angry old dwarf said, “Who runs TRIP-TRAP, TRIP-TRAP over my bridge?"

“It is I, Great Big Billy Goat Gruff."

“I am going to eat you,” said the dwarf. “Come up and try", said Great Big Billy Goat Gruff.

The angry old dwarf climbed onto the bridge.

Great Big Billy Goat Gruff dropped his head and bumped the angry old dwarf off the bridge with his long, strong horns.

The dwarf fell “splash” into the water and was never seen again.

Great Big Billy Goat Gruff ran TRIP-TRAP, TRIP-TRAP over the bridge and ate the nice green grass and the red apples on the other side of the bridge.

  • Draw the picture.
Figure 7
Figure 7 (graphics7.png)
Table 5
LO 3.2.5   LO 3.3.1  

Words for your Dictionary

  • Read the words.
Table 6
LO 3.3.1   LO 4.2  
  • Write these jumbled sentences correctly.

1. there three Once were goats

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2. was biggest He goat the

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3. three lived field a in goats The

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4. was river There near a field the

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5. dry The was grass

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6. angry lived bridge dwarf An the under

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7. Billy the ate Little Gruff Goat grass nice green

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8. fell The into dwarf the “splash" water

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9. ate apples They the red

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Table 7
LO 1.1.9   LO 4.7  

Assessment

Learning Outcome 1:LISTENING: The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.

Assessment Standard 1.1: We know this when the learner shows understanding of stories:

1.1.9 summarises the story, with the support of the teacher;

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 begins to make meaning of written text by reading with the teacher:

3.2.5 discusses in own home language social and ethical issues (e.g. whether something in the story is fair;

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

3.3.1 recognises on sight an increasing number of high-frequency words;

Assessment Standard 3.8: We know this when the learner develops phonic awareness:

3.8.1 reads and follows instructions (e.g. how to play a game).

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 4.2: We know this when the learner enters words in a personal dictionary;

Assessment Standard 4.7: We know this when the learner uses punctuation ― commas, question marks and exclamation marks.

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