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FREE DATA CONNECTION for Mobile Users
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You can now enjoy our Home Literacy web page from any mobile connection (phone, hotspot, dongle) without using any of your data or airtime. 

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Read and Write with Me

 

Lockdown literacy lessons for Grade R and Grade 1 children

Given that the youngest learners in our education system are likely to be the last to return to school, we believe that they need special attention over the coming months. We are concerned that young children in Grade R and those who have only completed a term of Grade One are particularly at risk because they are missing the period in their schooling when they would have been taking their first steps as readers and writers. 

However, the good news is that parents and older siblings can play an important role in supporting early language and literacy development with the right resources. We have therefore designed a simple set of ‘mini-lessons’ for parents to do at home with their children. The materials will guide parents to spend a structured 30 – 40 minutes with their child, following clear steps which will repeat over two-day cycles with a consolidation day on Friday.

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NOTE ON PRINTING MATERIALS FROM THIS SECTION

The pdfs linked on this page are appropriate for in-office printing. If you are interested in printing larger numbers of these materials using a commercial printer, please do contact us at info@wordworks.org.za so that we can send you our print pdfs as well as print specifications to ensure you get a good quality product.  We would appreciate knowing how many copies you are making, and for who, so that we can have an idea of the reach of these materials. You can send a comment in the box below. 

 

GUIDE FOR PARENTS

This is a guide to using the resource packs, used over four weeks, below.

 

GUIDE FOR PARENTS

We have designed a short guide that parents can refer to over the next months. The guide is supported by a small pack of resources used over four weeks.  The resources include little books, games and letter templates. 

GRADE R

Click here for English Grade R Guide for Parents

Click here for Afrikaans Grade R Guide for Parents

Click here for isiXhosa Grade R Guide for Parents

Click here for isiZulu Grade R Guide for Parents

GRADE 1

Click here for English Grade 1 Guide for Parents

Click here for Afrikaans Grade 1 Guide for Parents

Click here for isiXhosa Grade 1 Guide for Parents

Click here for isiZulu Grade 1 Guide for parents 

RESOURCE PACK ONE

Books, games and templates to keep your child engaged and learning.

 

RESOURCE PACK ONE

Every month, from May 18, there will be a new set of books, games and templates to keep your child engaged and learning.

Grade R – Click on your selection below

English Grade R Resource Pack 1

Afrikaans Grade R Resource Pack 1

isiXhosa Grade R Resource Pack 1

isiZulu Grade R Resource Pack 1

Grade 1 – Click on your selection below

English Grade 1 Resource Pack 1

Afrikaans Grade 1 Resource Pack 1

isiXhosa Grade 1 Resource Pack 1

isiZulu Grade 1 Resource Pack 1

RESOURCE PACK TWO

Books, games and templates to keep your child engaged and learning.

RESOURCE PACK TWO

Books, games and templates to keep your child engaged and learning.

 

GRADE R – Click on your selection below

English Grade R Resource Pack 2

Afrikaans Grade R Resource Pack 2

isiXhosa Grade R Resource Pack 2

isiZulu Grade R Resource Pack 2

GRADE 1 – Click on your selection below

English Grade 1 Resource Pack 2

Afrikaans Grade 1 Resource Pack 2

isiXhosa Grade 1 Resource Pack 2

isiZulu Grade 1 Resource Pack 2