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Vocabulary

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LANGUAGES

Grade 5

ENGLISH FIRST ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

Module 5

FULL OF FUN! VOCABULARY

ACTIVITY 1

TO READ FOR INFORMATION AND PLEASURE AND SOLVE A WORD PUZZLE [LO 3.6.4]

TO USE A DICTIONARY AND DEVELOP A VOCABULARY [LO 3.7.1]

TO ANALYSE WORD FORMATION [LO 6.4.1]

For fun, try your hand at finding and shading as many words beginning with F as you can in the word search. Work with a friend and help each other. Words can read in any direction.

Use your eyes! How many words can you find in 10 minutes … 20 minutes … 30 minutes ?

Table 1
E E R F L A V I T S E F I R E M A N I F
F O O T B A L L I F F R O S T E G R O F
F F U R N I T U R E F U F A I N T F P F
F E A T H E R F E R B I F I T S E R O F
L O O F R A N K E N S T E I N F L A L I
S R U O V A L F F F F L O W E R B Y F D
Y U F L R E V E F A U N A F L E E T F G
L M A D H N A F A I R Y L A N D E F O E
I E D S F U F I T L Y L A R O L F I I T
M F E U F F I N A L I S T F I L L F O X
A R A O F I F A L C O N F F U R Y A I F
F I L M S S I N F F O U R T E E N R A F
E G F A I T N C F F L A B F O I L M N E
B H F F I N G E R L F A B R I C F H E L
R T A F F A E F F E E L M F A S T O Z B
U I F F U R R O W A L F L E S H H U O I
A F A F B G N T C A F A B U L O U S R X
R A E F I A A X A F A C I N G A T E F E
Y L F A F R I L L F K E R E P P I L F L
F O O D F F L U O R E S C E N T E E R F

Now, share your list with a partner. (The neatest lists will be put on the pinboard)

Now write down 25 words that your educator will give you and look up their meaning:

Assessment

LO 3

READING AND VIEWINGThe 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.

We know this when the learner:

3.1 understands in a simple way some element of stories:

3.1.4 notices the role that visual images (pictures, photographs) play in the construction of meaning (e.g. how old and young people are represented in pictures);

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

3.2.1 rhyme;

3.2.2 words which begin with the same sound;

3.6 reads for pleasure:

3.6.1 reads fiction and non-fiction at an appropriate reading and language level;

3.6.4 solves word puzzles;

3.7 uses reference books and develops vocabulary:

3.7.1 uses a dictionary;

3.7.2 demonstrates a reading vocabulary of between 2 000 and 3 500 common words.

LO 5

THINKING AND REASONINGThe learner will able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.

We know this when the learner:

5.2 uses language for thinking:

5.2.4 classifies things according to criteria;

5.2.5 identifies similarities and differences between things;

5.2.6 distinguishes parts from the whole;

5.2.8 expresses opinions and gives reasons for them.

LO 6

LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USEThe learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.

We know this when the learner:

6.4 develops own vocabulary:

6.4.1 analyses word formation (e.g. drum, drummer);

6.4.3 understands between 3 000 and 4 500 common spoken words in context by the end of grade 5.

Memorandum

FULL OF FUN

  • STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH THE ACTIVITIES AND MEMORANDUM

ACTIVITY 1

Explain that the words could read horizontally, vertically and diagonally, in all directions.

Motivate the learners by offering them 3 prizes: the learner with the most words after 10 min, after 20 min and after 30 min. Keep the prizes simple.

Approximately 132 words are hidden. Encourage the learners to find as many as they can.

fabric

fabulous

face

faces

facing

fact

fad

fail

faint

fair

fairy

fairyland

fait

fake

falcon

family

famine

famous

fan

far

farm

farmhouse

Fast

fat

fatal

fauna

fax

feat

feather

fed

fee

feeble

feel

femur

fen

fern

festival

feta

fever

few

fib

fidget

fifty

file

fill

film

films

fin

Fin

final

finalist

finance

finger

fingernail

fir

fire

fireman

fish

fist

fit

fits

fix

flab

flame

flat

flavour

flavours

flaw

flea

fleet

flesh

flex

flip

flipper

flo

flop

flora

floral

flow

flower

fluor

fluorescent

fly

fly

foe

foil

font

fold

folds

food

fool

foot

football

for

fore

forest

forge

foul

four

fourteen

fox

fragrant

Fran

Frank

Frankenstein

fray

Fred

free

free

fresh

fright

frill

frost

froze

frozen

fruit

fuel

full

fun

fur

furniture

furrow

fury

  • Now give them the following words, to look up their meaning:

Fabricate furrow flax

Fabulous fait fluor

Fad falcon fluorescent

Famine fen foil

Flaw feta Frankenstein

Flex fib fray

Flo fidget fury

Forge flab feisty frill

ACTIVITY 1 (Extended)

TO USE A DICTIONARY AND DEVELOP VOCABULARY [LO 3.7.1]

TO USE LANGUAGE FOR THINKING BY IDENTIFYING SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES; DISTINGUISHING PARTS FROM THE WHOLE [LO 5.2.5]

TO ANALYSE WORD FORMATION [ LO 5.2.6; 6.4.1]

Play with words : Extend this activity by doing the following : Separate the class into groups of 3 or 4. Give each group a piece of chalk, a koki or a crayon and a sheet of newsprint.

Give each group the task of studying the words and categorizing them according to

  • Same word endings – specify which or allow them to ‘discover’:
  • Action words (verbs)
  • Item words (nouns)
  • Subjects
  • Compound words, eg. Fireman (fire + man)
  • Words containing ‘oo’; ‘ou’; ‘ee’; ‘ea’; … etc
  • Words containing long/short vowels
  • Words containing consonant blends

Allow time for feedback to the class. Display the newsprint in class or even in the corridor.

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