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Grade 4 - Term 3 & 4: Writing and Presenting

  • squirrelSquirrel and the Sun is a tale about how bats came to exist. When the sun failed to rise one morning, the animals decided to engage in a search for it, and it was little squirrel who found it and it was able to rise again and shine on all the animals.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Listen to the story
    • Identify specific details
    • Keep to the topic.
    • Write a friendly letter
    • Spelling and Punctuation: Capital letters, full stops, commas, word division.
    • Word level work: Tenses, conjunctions, pronouns
  • boereworsThe Boerewors man is an interesting story about a boerewors that came to life and spent its little life running from hungry people but ending on the claws of a fish eagle.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Listen to an advertisement
    • Discuss the structure, language use, purpose and audience of the text
    • Write an advertisement
    • Word level work: Conjunctions
    • Spelling and Punctuation: Capital letters, full stops, commas, word division.
  • 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