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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.

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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 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
New Readers Publishers - easy readers for adults
Authors: New Readers Publishers
Published: 2019

New Readers Publishers develops and supports adult literacy and basic English Second Language skills by producing easy to read books in all South African languages for the entertainment and education of adult new readers. Many of the books are also read and enjoyed by children. New Readers Publishers is a non-profit publishing project originally started in 1991 and housed by the Centre for Adult Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, until 2014. It is now an independent initiative which has made digital versions of all of the New Readers Publishers books available online. The use of these e-versions is free for non-commercial purposes via a Creative Commons Licence (Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) International licence). New Readers Publishers retains the copyright. The books can be downloaded, printed or read online in pdf format.

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The readers and other materials can be downloaded from:

http://www.newreaders.co.za

 

Keywords: Language, Literacy, Reading, Adult basic education
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.

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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)
Zenex The Expert Reading Teacher course materials
Authors: Pretorius, E.J. and Murray, S
Published: 2020
Reference:

Pretorius, E.J. and Murray, S. 2019. The expert reading teacher. Johannesburg: Zenex Foundation

A set of materials designed to teach Foundation Phase teachers how to teach reading. They are high quality materials developed by academics in collaboration with teachers. This collaboration resulted in materials that are highly structured, using a systematic approach to the teaching of reading. The materials address various aspects of the reading process, including language concepts and vocabulary building. They are written in English, but include a comprehensive list of literacy concepts explained in three languages, namely, English, isiXhosa and isiZulu.

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The set is made up of the following modules:

Introductory module
A: Reading: important things to know about it
B: Enabling conditions for literacy development
C: How to teach reading
D: Assessment
E: Learners with reading difficulties
F: Planning


Each module includes one or more instructional units, appendices, classroom activities and a glossary of special terminology.

Keywords: Literacy, Reading, Language
 
   
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