Background

Background

SASA Literacy Project:

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We believe the ability to read and write and to be able to communicate is a key skill that will help children to have a positive future – Soul Action has a growing network of schools who feel the same way. By working closely with local churches and projects we can identify schools that are looking for support with Literacy. Our English and isiZulu speaking tutors have been trained to deliver the programme in schools, working closely with existing educators. Learners are informally assessed on a daily basis and formally assessed at the end of each term. Older learners are actively involved in their own assessments, they identify what they have achieved and decide their own targets for the following term.

Vision: to work with children, teachers and local tutors in schools to develop and improve literacy skills.

Project aims:

  • to empower children to reach their potential by learning to read and write in English
  • to train local tutors to work in schools
  • to equip existing educators to teach children to read and write in English

Activities:

  • Meeting tutors on a weekly basis for
    ongoing training, planning and preparation
  • Working with existing educators in schools
  • Tutors and educators team teaching lessons
  • Planning and putting together the programme
  • Providing the appropriate resources to teach literacy
  • Equipping teachers and teaching children and to hear sounds and blends
  • Equipping teachers and teaching children how to hear sounds in initial, medial and final positions
  • Equipping teachers and teaching children how to use their knowledge of sounds and developing blending skills so children can read simple words
  • Equipping teachers and teaching children how to use their knowledge of sounds and blends and developing segmenting skills so children can read more difficult words
  • Encouraging children to apply the phonic skills they have developed to the reading of other words
  • Teaching children high frequency words, i.e. my, was, like

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