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The Expert Reading Teacher: Reference Materials



These materials were 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.

Introductory module


A: Reading Literacy

A1 Reading: Important things to know about it
A2a Learning and using home language and first additional language
A2b Teaching the first additional language
A3 Building vocabulary in home language and first additional language

B: Enabling Conditions for Literacy Development

C: How to Teach Reading

D: Assessment

D2 Assessing different components of reading
D4 Planning for progression and assessment

E: Learners with reading difficulties

E1 Struggling learners – difficulties they face
E2 Factors to consider when drawing up a support plan for struggling learners

F: Planning 

F1 Introduction to planning
F2 Planning for the year, term, week and day
F3 Assessment for planning
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