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Reading should begin before Grade R - The Mercury | IOL.co.za

Reading should begin before Grade R - The Mercury | IOL.co.za | Action Research - Reading | Scoop.it

Durban - According to a recent study by the National Education Evaluation and Development Unit (Needu), only 5 percent of Grade 5 pupils are able to read at the required rate of 80 to 90 words a minute.

Needu spokesman Nick Taylor attributed these shocking results to a drop in the standard of teacher qualifications.

The problem, however, starts even before a child enters the classroom.

After years of research and seven decades of working with vulnerable children, we have found that children need to learn skills before Grade R.

Reading and writing skills are learnt before our formal schooling career begins. The first five years of a child’s life – when they are most receptive to new information – are the most crucial to ensuring children are well equipped for school.

Children develop a connection between letters and sounds in those early years through imaginative play, rhyming and word games.

Children who are given early learning opportunities display a marked improvement in their reading and writing ability. Having foundation phase skills puts these children in a much better position to perform well academically.


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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:55 PM

Durban - According to a recent study by the National Education Evaluation and Development Unit (Needu), only 5 percent of Grade 5 pupils are able to read at the required rate of 80 to 90 words a minute.

Needu spokesman Nick Taylor attributed these shocking results to a drop in the standard of teacher qualifications.

The problem, however, starts even before a child enters the classroom.

After years of research and seven decades of working with vulnerable children, we have found that children need to learn skills before Grade R.

Reading and writing skills are learnt before our formal schooling career begins. The first five years of a child’s life – when they are most receptive to new information – are the most crucial to ensuring children are well equipped for school.

Children develop a connection between letters and sounds in those early years through imaginative play, rhyming and word games.

Children who are given early learning opportunities display a marked improvement in their reading and writing ability. Having foundation phase skills puts these children in a much better position to perform well academically.

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Engaging with Ebooks Can Aid Children’s Literacy, Study Finds

Engaging with Ebooks Can Aid Children’s Literacy, Study Finds | Action Research - Reading | Scoop.it
As younger and younger children recognize and use electronic devices as sources of information and entertainment, what is the impact on their literacy skills? Largely a positive one, according to a study in the January edition of SAGE Open.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 17, 2014 8:29 PM

Nice to see some research on this. :)

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:20 AM

Alfabetización digital en los niños pequeños.

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, February 7, 2014 5:04 PM

So as this generation of students comes up through school, we will really have to adjust the way they receive information.  We cannot stay stagnant.  We'll lose every student out there.  And I wouldn't blame them.

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Reading for pleasure – setting up the class library

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Verissimo Toste, an Oxford teacher trainer, outlines the steps involved in setting up a class library to encourage reading in English for pleasure.
Having talked the talk, it is time to walk the walk.

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Reading program promotes early literacy

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Reading to newborns and very young children does more than entertain them.


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Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Institute of Education, University of London

Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Institute of Education, University of London | Action Research - Reading | Scoop.it

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