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10 Feb 2012 11:43
To coincide with South Africa’s Literacy Week and International Literacy Day, theTeacher supports the CNA Readathon Cam- paign, which was launched in June and runs until the end of Septem- ber. Here are some ideas to inspire everyone to read.
Readathon activities to do throughout the year:
Collect examples of different kinds of reading materials and list them in categories:
Stories and biographies to read aloud:
The teacher reads to the class stories or interesting non-fiction texts that are above the learners’ reading level and discusses them. Favourite sto- ries can be read again. Older learners will enjoy discussions about issues, characters and emotions in stories and relate to interesting information
in non-fiction texts. Stories can lead to many exciting activities, such as using a story to:
Where to find materials to read aloud:
Drop All and Read (DAR) time
In time the whole school reads inde- pendently for 20 minutes. Ideally, independent reading time should take place every day, but even once a week will improve reading levels. Each learner should make a reading- record card to record the books he or she has read during DAR time.
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