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Sibhekinkosi, Anna Nkomo – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
There has been limited attention towards the affective aspect in literacy development; yet, reading attitude, an affective component, is a significant element within literacy instruction. This makes a compelling case for investigating Grade 3 learners' attitudes towards reading. In this study, a situational analysis was conducted as Phase 1 of the…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Reading Programs
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Pade-Khene, Caroline – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Basic service delivery is a fundamental right for all South Africans, especially vulnerable groups. Effective and efficient channels of communication between multi-stakeholder groups involved and affected by service delivery are essential. Digital citizen engagement has recently emerged as a key approach for supporting two-way communication…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Case Studies
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Mather, Nazarana; Rule, Peter – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
Whilst research has been conducted on reading skills at primary school level in South Africa, not much research exists on writing, especially boys' writing. This article focuses on the use of an interactive questionnaire to get Grade 6 boys involved in research that is based on a cycle of the writing programme as prescribed by the Curriculum and…
Descriptors: Males, Grade 6, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Songxaba, Sister L.; Coetzer, Adriaan; Molepo, Jacob M. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
This research reports on the findings regarding the perceptions of teachers towards creating space for the use of code switching as a teaching strategy in Afrikaans learning and teaching in the isiXhosa-speaking environments of the Transkei region. The aim of this investigation was to establish whether or not code switching can be used as a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Code Switching (Language)
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Beck, Suzanne; Condy, Janet L. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
The current approach to reading comprehension instruction is not producing the desired outcomes. Provincial, national and international tests indicate that more than half of South African learners cannot read, understand and answer basic comprehension questions. This research project was informed by Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory. A case study…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Inferences
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Ntereke, Beauty B.; Ramoroka, Boitumelo T. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
The ability to read and interpret textbooks and other assigned material is a critical component of success at university level. Therefore, the aims of this study are twofold: to evaluate the reading levels of first-year students when they first enter the university to determine how adequately prepared they are for university reading. It is also to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students
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Ramoroka, Boitumelo T. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis on the interpersonal function of metadiscourse features in academic texts. This means that research on writing in academic contexts began to focus on the rhetorical features, such as interactional metadiscourse, that writers use to present their voice in writing. These developments in academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Computational Linguistics, Interpersonal Communication
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Rule, Peter; Land, Sandra – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
This article argues that we have lost the plot in South African reading education. To find it, we need to move beyond the predominant mode of reading as oral performance, where the emphasis is on accuracy and pronunciation, to reading as comprehension of meaning in text. While reading research in South Africa has been conducted mainly in school…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Case Studies
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Boakye, Naomi A. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
This article reports on the extensive reading (ER) component of a reading intervention programme to improve first-year students' reading proficiency. To make the intervention more practical and to accelerate improvement, an ER component was included in the programme. Two groups of first-year students (high-risk and low-risk) were required to read…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Student Attitudes, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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Magogwe,Joel, M.; Nkateng, Unity M. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
Writing is a challenging but requisite skill at university and other life situations. At university, essay writing is generally challenging to first-year students across disciplines or faculties. This study therefore describes the writing challenges of the Faculty of Social Sciences students at the University of Botswana. To that end, this study…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Essays, Writing (Composition), Foreign Countries
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Cekiso, Madoda – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
Background: There is a general outcry that too many South African Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) teachers do not know how to teach reading and are currently teaching reading in an "ad hoc", unsystematic way. Objectives: In response to this, this study explored the Foundation Phase teachers' perceptions of their role in teaching reading.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Teachers
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Drennan, Laura M. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
Writing functions as an important tool that spans various spaces in higher education. Moving away from a 'skills approach' to writing, this article argues that the writing centre serves as an intermediary between students and academic lecturers. The article discusses how the current practices at the writing centre promotes the development of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Laboratories, Higher Education, Writing Instruction
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Murris, Karin S.; Thompson, Robyn – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
This article reports on a philosophy for children (P4C) literacy project in a South African foundation phase classroom that introduces an important new focus in the P4C classroom: the visualisation of philosophical ideas provoked by the picture book "The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit" (2004) by Chris Wormell, giving voice…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Snyman, Maritha E. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
The topic of this longitudinal study was reading promotion and its perceived benefits. The aim was to determine if reading promotion can lead to reader development and if reader development can lead to self-development, as is often claimed in the literature. A reading promotion project in the Northern Cape, South Africa, was monitored over a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Individual Development
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Moodley, Trevor; Aronstam, Shelley – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Teaching and learning, an evolving endeavour, is associated with many factors, with advancements in technology, playing an ever-growing role in the classroom. It is therefore important to include the use of interactive communication technologies (ICTs) in university curricula of teacher education programmes. Universities ought to be creative in…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Student Teachers, Teaching Methods, Student Teacher Attitudes
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