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Rule, Peter; Land, Sandra – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
This article argues that we have lost the plot in South African reading education. To find it, we need to move beyond the predominant mode of reading as oral performance, where the emphasis is on accuracy and pronunciation, to reading as comprehension of meaning in text. While reading research in South Africa has been conducted mainly in school…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Case Studies
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Land, Sandra – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Automaticity, or instant recognition of combinations of letters as units of language, is essential for proficient reading in any language. The article explores automaticity amongst competent adult first-language readers of isiZulu, and the factors associated with it or its opposite - active decoding. Whilst the transparent spelling patterns of…
Descriptors: African Languages, Reading Processes, Adults, Native Language