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Grades 4 - 7CAPS-approved CatalogueHome of Maskew Miller Longman & Heinemann

WelcomeAt Pearson, we believe that learnerperformance can be improved when bothteachers and learners are equipped withquality learning resources filled with relevantand engaging content.We are proud to present the PearsonSouth Africa Grades 4 – 7 catalogue. OurGrade 4 – 7 portfolio brings you the widestrange of CAPS-approved titles in South Africa.We aim to help your learners make progressthrough this important learning phase wherecritical thinking skills and application ofknowledge become the focus of attention.To support you in the classroom, we continueour strong tradition of excellence in teachertraining. These teacher-training workshops arerun across the country by our dedicated andpassionate team of trainers whom are trainedteachers. If you require more informationabout our workshops, please contact your localPearson office.Wishing you all the best for the year ahead.Reggie MokotsiExecutive Director: SalesPearson South AfricaCover image by Christof van der Walt, shot on location at Sagewood School.Page image by Christof van der Walt.

ContentsAbout Pearson2Grades 4 – 6 CAPS Textbooks5Platinum EnglishFirst Additional Language7Spot On Natural Sciencesand Technology15Platinum Home Language8Spot On Life Skills169Platinum Mathematics10Day-by-Day Natural Sciencesand Technology19Platinum Natural Sciencesand TechnologyDay-by-Day Social Sciences20Platinum Social Sciences11Day-by-Day Life Skills20Platinum Life Skills12Afrikaans sonder grense22Sinothile – isiZulu Home Language23CAPS Grades 4 – 6 Readers24Grade 7 CAPS Textbooks25Platinum English FirstAdditional Language27Spot On Social Sciences38Platinum Home Language28Spot On Economic andManagement Sciences38Platinum Mathematics29Spot On Life Orientation39Platinum Natural Sciences30Spot On Creative Arts39Platinum Social Sciences31English Today41Platinum Technology32Mathematics Today42Platinum Creative Arts33Social Sciences Today43Spot On English FirstAdditional Language35Economic and ManagementSciences Today44Kollig Op Afrikaans EersteAddisionele Taal35Technology Today45Spot On Mathematics36Life Orientation Today46Spot On Natural Sciences37Creative Arts Today46Spot On Technology37Afrikaans sonder grense48KwaXhosa Zibenza Zibutya49CAPS Grade 7 NovelsMaskew Miller Longman Novels5050Senior African Writers Series50Our Grades 4–7 supplementary resources can be found in the Grades R–7 Library& Supplementary Resources Catalogue.Key to symbolsThis title is also availablein eBook format.New title available.Features one or moredigital resources, e.g.CD, DVD, Online Support.This title is also availablein Afrikaans.Resources withaudio components.Additional information.1

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Image by Thirteen, ShutterstockGrades 4–6CAPSTextbooks

Simply Superior! Superior CAPS coverage – written for the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement byexpert authors Superior illustrations and activities to improve results and motivate learners Superior teacher support to save time and make teaching easy Superior quality success!FREE Extension and Remediation workbooksavailable with the Teacher’s Guide.6

Grades 4–6 CAPS TextbooksPlatinum EnglishFirst Additional Language Each term has a number of themes, covering the required contentand skills in two-week cycles. The themes open with a clear list of exactly what is covered foreach skill. Unique features like the Language toolbox reinforce processes andprovide an easy reference to important language information. Sample exam papers are included to help learners prepare forthe exams.Components Learner’s Books Readers Teacher’s Guides, which include a FREE audio CD and Extension andRemediation Worksheet BookWord lists build vocabularyand understandingTasks are broken downinto clear stepsGood-quality,full-colour artworkadds to learnerunderstandingand enjoymentAll the FormalAssessment Tasksfor the year areincludedPlatinum English First Additional Language Grade 4 Learner’s Book7

Platinum Home Language Each theme features helpful Wordlists, summary activities and aSpelling list to provide added support for learners. Extension and remediation worksheets have been provided toassist learners with different abilities. There are many opportunities for informal and formal assessmentin the Learner’s Book, with answers and guidance on how to assesslearners in the Teacher’s Guide. Home language courses are available in Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele,isiXhosa, Sepedi and Xitsonga.Components Learner’s Books Readers Teacher’s Guides, which include a FREE Extension and RemediationWorksheet Book Teacher’s Guides for English and Afrikaans also include a FREE audio CDVocabulary blocks extendlearners vocabularyPlatinum Afrikaans Huistaal Graad 5 Leerderboek8Helpful and practicalexamples

Grades 4–6 CAPS TextbooksPlatinum Mathematics Each term covers the required content within each of the five maincontent areas. A variety of exercises, Did you know? feature boxes, challenges andgames are included to get learners excited about Maths. Colourful photographs and artwork assist learners in understandingthe concepts and content. The Teacher’s Guide includes a Mental Mathematics section withexercises for each day of the school year. In addition, the extension and remediation worksheets can be usedto provide learners with a challenge or to revise and consolidate thebasic concepts.Components Learner’s Books Teacher’s Guides, which include a FREE Extension and RemediationWorksheet BookAll the concepts learnersshould know aresummarised in this boxExplanatory illustrationsare used to visuallyexplain conceptsDifficultwords areexplainedColourful diagramssupport learners withactivitiesPlatinum Mathematics Grade 6 Learner’s BookPlatinum Mathematics: the only CAPS Maths course that hasbeen approved for all grades!9

Platinum Natural Sciencesand Technology Topics are broken down into units so that the content and concepts arepresented to learners in manageable chunks. Skills focus pages introduce learners to a new skill or revise a prior skill. A Key concepts box at the end of each unit highlights the fundamentallearning in the unit. A revision section, consisting of a summary activity, language activityand revision activity, helps learners revise the whole topic. Formal assessment activities, with assessment tools and teachingguidelines, are provided for full coverage of the CAPS programme ofassessment.Components Learner’s Books Teacher’s Guides, which include a FREE Extension and RemediationWorksheet BookSkills focus featuresintroduce and explainvital science skillsKeyword boxesexplain newterms in each unitPractical tasks provideopportunities to applyand practise new skillsFull-colour artworkand photographsaid learningClear step-by-stepinstructions withphotographs makelearning easySkills focus activitiesto practise new skillsPlatinum Natural Sciences and Technology Grade 4 Learner’s Book10

Grades 4–6 CAPS TextbooksPlatinum Social Sciences Themes are carefully planned to cover the key Geography and Historyconcepts. A variety of activities are included to both consolidate the contentcovered and test knowledge gained and skills learnt. Full-colour illustrations, photographs and maps expand and enhancelearning. Targeted worksheets are provided to assist learners with differentabilities. The Resources section in the Teacher’s Guide informs teachers when touse resources like maps, graphs and data to complete a lesson.Components Learner’s Books Teacher’s Guides, which include a FREE Extension and RemediationWorksheet BookEach topic (term) has a different colour, allowingteachers and learners to see at a glance whereGeography and History are coveredEach topic opens withan introduction andexploratory activityPlatinum Social Sciences Grade 5 Learner’s BookPlatinum Primary School Atlas:Suitable for Grades 4–7.Available in Afrikaans.See page 52 for more information.11

Platinum Life Skills Each term is divided into chapters that cover all three Life Skillsstudy areas. Term openers introduce learners to key concepts to be dealt with ineach term. Extension, support activities and suggestions are provided forteachers and learners. The Read for enjoyment pages provide learners with reading materialfor the required weekly reading activity. An audio CD supplied with the Teacher’s Guide provides support forteaching the Performing Arts study area.Components Learner’s Books Teacher’s Guides, which include a FREE audio CDLabelled step-by-stepimages show learnersexactly what to doDid you know? boxesextend learners’knowledge and th