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Grade 4 - Term 3 & 4: Listening and Speaking

  • the feastThe Feast has a self-explanatory title. It is a tale about a fisherman and his family, who after a season of Papa Snuts not catching any fish in the sea, help each other prepare a feast that they all enjoy.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • The teacher shows the title to the learners which is followed by a series of photos
    • The learners would be required to predict the story from just the title and the pictures.
    • Reflect on text read independently
    • Retell the story in 3-5 sentences
    • Express emotional response to text read.
    • Word level work: Adverbs of place, tenses, conjunctions and pronouns
  • pigThe old woman and her pig is a tale that plays much with words. It is based on an old woman who bought a pig that was stubborn and refused to listen to her instructions while they are on their way home. She then summons others to help her get her pig to listen to her so they might reach their home before the moon rises and it gets dark.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Write a character sketch
    • The learners identify main and supporting ideas
    • Use reading strategies skimming and scanning
    • Understand the vocabulary
    • Word level work: infinitive verbs
    • Sentence level work: main clause, dependent clause
    • Word meaning- similes, metaphor, idioms and proverbs
  • tselani giantTselane and the Giant is a Folkore that takes place long ago when giants roamed freely and chickens could talk. It is situated in a small village where a little girl and her mother had a tradition of singing to one another before opening the door.

    When a giant overheard this, he tried ways to abduct the girl when her mother went to the fields. The giant tried until he succeeded but the village people helped the girl escape from the giant.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • The teacher shows the title to the learners which is followed by a series of photos
    • The learners would be required to predict the story from just the title and the pictures.
    • Teacher reads out loud.
    • The learners identify main and supporting ideas
    • Spelling and Punctuation: Capital Letters, full stops, commas