PHASE 8: APPRECIATION AND ASSESSMENT OF TEXT Indicate whether they enjoyed the poem or not, and why.
2.3 It is not uncommon for a child to find writing tasks difficult. They may feel afraid of being judged for errors. The trick to teaching writing is to make it so attractive to learners that they enjoy writing and feel confident about their written work, in an effort to help them express themselves freely. A few ways to help learners feel at ease while writing are to encourage verbal communication during writing, allow learners to assess themselves, display the written work and to let the learners take breaks between paragraphs. QUESTION 3: A 16-year-old set sail from Portsmouth harbour on Saturday in a bid to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Michael Perham, who became the youngest person to cross the Atlantic alone when he was 14, left Portsmouth at 11:10 am aboard a 50-foot (15-metre) yacht, his spokesman Kizzi Nkwoch told AFP. He will cover 21,600 nautical miles, crossing every single line of longitude and the equator, in four and a half months, and his only contact with family members back home will be limited to brief satellite conversations. Perham is expected back in Portsmouth in March 2009, around his 17th birthday. "I'm a little bit nervous but otherwise really, really excited," Perham said before setting sail, admitting that the voyage was "a little crazy". "It's just the feeling of being completely in control, relaxed and at one with nature. It's just fantastic. But you don't look forward to the fact you are alone for about four months." The youngster started sailing when he was aged seven and was initially inspired to break the record for crossing the Atlantic after Sebastian Clover, aged 15, sailed from the Canary Islands to Antigua in 2003. After managing to cross the Atlantic in six weeks, setting off from Gibraltar in mid-November 2006 and arriving in Antigua in January, he immediately began planning to break the round-the-world record as well. The current record holder is Australian Jesse Martin, who set the feat aged 18 in 1999.
Perham, who will be entirely unassisted in his journey, will sail along the African coast before crossing the Pacific and Southern Oceans via the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Cape Leeuwin in Australia, and Cape Horn in South America, according to his website. His family have provided gifts and decorations on board his yacht for Christmas Day, when he is expected to be in the south Atlantic. Any money raised from his journey will be donated to two charities -- Save the Children and the Tall Ships Youth Trust.a.Learning area The learning area for this activity is Language and Communication (English Home Language), where the students will learn more about the English language. b.Learning skills Students will exercise their reading, analysing and comprehension skills during this activity.