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Language and Literacy materials

The Department of Basic Education Literacy Workbooks
Authors: Department of Basic Education
Published: 2018

Since 2011 the Department of Education produced free Literacy workbooks in all the home languages for all primary education school grades R to 6.

Annotation:

From 2011 the Department of Education produced free Literacy workbooks in all the home languages for all primary education school grades R to 6. The whole project was headed by Professor Veronica McKay.

Each workbook is made up of 128 easy-to-follow worksheets for listening, reading and writing practice. The workbooks are organised into four double-page spread worksheets per week, divided over eight weeks per term. All workbooks comply with the latest Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS).

These workbooks can be downloaded from:

https://www.education.gov.za/Curriculum/Workbooks/tabid/574/Default.aspx

There is also an English Intermediate Phase reader,  Storytime. South African stories for children.

 

There are also some attempts at interactive computerised versions which can be downloaded from:

https://www.education.gov.za/Curriculum/LearningandTeachingSupportMaterials(LTSM)/Workbooks/InteractiveWorkbooks.aspx

For Microsoft Windows and Android operating systems
   Home language (English Grades R, 1 [Book 2], 3 [Book 2], and 4) (Afrikaans Grade R)
   English FAL (Grade 2 [Book 2])

For Windows, Apple MacIntosh and Android operating systems

   Home language (Afrikaans, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa, Zulu)

For Adobe AIR on Windows and Apple MacIntosh operating systems

   English FAL Grades 1 to 3

Keywords: Literacy, Reading, Materials
Zenex Fundamentals in Early Childhood Development – Communications
Authors: Moll, I. (Ed.)
Reference:

Moll, I. (Ed.). 2006. Fundamentals in ECD – Communications. Level One. Learner’s Manual. Johannesburg: South African Institute for Distance Education

Moll, I. (Ed.). 2006. Fundamentals in ECD – Communications. Trainer’s Manual. Johannesburg: South African Institute for Distance Education

Zenex Foundation materials designed by SAIDE and Woz’obona on Fundamentals for Communications at NQF Level One, in English. It uses a problem centred approach. The materials were originally designed for ECD practitioners studying at NQF Level 1 (meeting the requirements of five NQF level 1 unit standards to gain a qualification in Communications (Unit Standards 12462, 119641, 119631, 12469, and 119636) to gain a part qualification in Early Child Development at NQF Level 1). The course comprises learner and trainer materials.

Annotation:

Annotation:

Zenex and SAIDE are of the strong view that these materials should only be trained by trainers who have an appropriate level of Communications themselves, and that these trainers should receive training in the use of the materials. 

Moll, I. (Ed.).  2006. Fundamentals in ECD – Communications. Level One. Learner’s Manual. Johannesburg: South African Institute for Distance Education

Made up of:

Introduction
Unit 1: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
Unit 2: Reading Literature
Unit 3: More Literary Texts
Unit 4: Writing in interesting ways – Parents participating in ECD
Unit 5: Planning, writing and presenting – Parents and children
Unit 6: Reading and writing for detail – Managing a centre
Unit 7: Using lists – Children’s Health
Unit 8: Writing and Reading for information – Record-keeping
Unit 9: Reading and writing long texts – Engaging with the ECD Sector


Moll, I. (Ed.).  2006. Fundamentals in ECD – Communications. Trainer’s Manual. Johannesburg: South African Institute for Distance Education

Made up of:

Introduction
Unit 1: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
Unit 2: Reading Literature
Unit 3: More Literary Texts
Unit 4: Writing in interesting ways – Parents participating in ECD
Unit 5: Planning, writing and presenting – Parents and children
Unit 6: Reading and writing for detail – Managing a centre

Keywords: Language, Literacy, Reading, Primary, Early childhood development (ECD)