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Sibhekinkosi, Anna Nkomo – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
There has been limited attention towards the affective aspect in literacy development; yet, reading attitude, an affective component, is a significant element within literacy instruction. This makes a compelling case for investigating Grade 3 learners' attitudes towards reading. In this study, a situational analysis was conducted as Phase 1 of the…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Reading Programs
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Ntereke, Beauty B.; Ramoroka, Boitumelo T. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
The ability to read and interpret textbooks and other assigned material is a critical component of success at university level. Therefore, the aims of this study are twofold: to evaluate the reading levels of first-year students when they first enter the university to determine how adequately prepared they are for university reading. It is also to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students
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Murris, Karin S.; Thompson, Robyn – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
This article reports on a philosophy for children (P4C) literacy project in a South African foundation phase classroom that introduces an important new focus in the P4C classroom: the visualisation of philosophical ideas provoked by the picture book "The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit" (2004) by Chris Wormell, giving voice…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Lloyd, Glynis – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Despite improvements in educational provision in South Africa since 1994, the opportunities for learners from historically under-resourced schools to gain access to powerful English resources remain limited and unequal (Prinsloo 2012). In this article I will provide a detailed description of literacy practices in a township high school in Cape…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, High School Students, Slums, Disadvantaged Schools
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Johnson, Lineo R. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Lesotho's educational system and development are largely influenced by missionaries and colonisers who taught the three 'Rs' (reading, writing and numeracy skills) to the Basotho. Most of those enlightened Basotho were to carry on the duties of either educating others or as missionary workers. Some became clerks, interpreters, police officers,…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Gennrich, Toni – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
In a context where Foundation Phase literacy teachers' personal literacy often involves operational and technicist practices rather than creative, this paper argues that it is by exposing teachers to experiences of working with different genres of text for an extended time, in different fields, that teachers are able to imagine the possibilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Tembe, Juliet; Reed, Yvonne – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, many children are not learning to read competently in the first 3 years of primary school; thus, both 'reading to learn' and 'reading for pleasure' in these early years, and in higher grades, are constrained. Two of the many reasons for reading failure are the absence of suitable materials in languages with which…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, African Languages, Childrens Literature
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Mendelowitz, Belinda; Davis, Harriet – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2011
This paper explores the impact of a narrative multilingualism approach on in-service primary school teachers who attended the Advanced Certificate of Education (ACE) Languages course at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2009. The teachers wrote their own language narratives and were required to implement language narrative work in their…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Multilingualism, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education
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O'Carroll, Shelley – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2011
This paper explores one aspect of early literacy development in a low socio-economic context in South Africa. Assessments conducted with a sample of children from two disadvantaged communities in Cape Town indicated that in this context, almost half of the learners entering Grade One were unable to recognise any letters. A Grade R intervention…
Descriptors: Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Emergent Literacy, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Desmond, Snoeks – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2010
The Family Literacy Project works with women in rural KwaZulu-Natal to help them improve their levels of literacy and provides encouragement as they support the literacy development of their children. These women have regularly visited neighbouring families to read to and play with children and discuss early childhood development and relevant…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Mothers, Foreign Countries