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Grade 3 - Term 3 & 4: Listening and Speaking

  • eng book5Forest of snakes is a story that emphasizes the importance of listening when getting instructions. In this tale, three girls are sent to the forest to gather wood, but one of them disobeys the most important rule they were given. They then face the consequences of not listening.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Tell a short story with a simple plot and different characters.
    • Use language imaginatively
    • Use terms such as subject, verb, object, questions, statement.
  • eng eagleThis story is a tale of how the friendship of hens and eagles came to an end and why Eagles always eat baby chicks.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Listen for the main idea and for detail in stories and answers open open-ended questions
    • Recognise consonant diagraphs at the beginning and end of words.
    • Recognise and uses spelling patterns – (igh-high, augh- caught)
  • english doveThis is a fun and exciting story were children go to visit their grandmother over school holidays. They tell of the fun things they get to do when at their grandmothers’ home.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Tell a story using descriptive language, different gestures and facial expressions
    • Plan and make an oral presentation: tells personal news, describes something experienced
    • Recognise vowels such as -igh, -air, -are
  • english doveThis is one story that inspires that size does not matter and no matter how small you may be, you can still make a big difference. This is a story of how little ant saved dove from two boys who were planning to capture dove

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Listen to stories and express feelings about the story
    • Group common words into sound families
  • eng keeperThis is a story about Keeper who has an animal nursery that helps and heal animals who are hurt or are too young to take care of themselves and have been separated from their families.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Listen to story and works out cause and effect
    • Interview people for a particular purpose such as to find out about a person’s work
  • English magozweMagozwe is a story about a boy named Magozwe who resorts to living in the streets with other children after living in an abusive home.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Listen to story and works out cause and effect
    • Express feelings about a text and gives reasons
    • Engage in conversation as a social skill, accepting and respecting the way others speak
    • Tell a short story with a simple plot and different characters.
  • english courageNangila’s courage is a tale about a young woman called Nangila who passed a challenge that had beaten the strongest warriors from their village.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Tell a short story with a simple plot and different characters.
    • Use language imaginatively.
    • Use terms such as subject, verb, object, questions, statement.
  • eng satThis story is about disobedience. It is about three girls who failed to obey their mothers’ instructions and were then punished in a way they were not expecting.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Tell a short story with a simple plot and different characters.
    • Use language imaginatively
    • Use terms such as subject, verb, object, questions, statement.