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by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

”Skilled reading is an art and teaching a child to read is a science.”

Reading is not just recognising symbols or reading and writing basic words. In searching for a better understanding of learn-to-read and read-to-learn, we looked at Scarborough’s reading rope.

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READING – How is it working so far?

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

According to the 2016 PIRLS study, 78% of South African Grade 4 children cannot read for meaning in any language (all 11 languages were tested). That is to say that they cannot locate and retrieve explicitly stated information in a simple and easy text.

These children should now be in Grade 10…

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Facing COVID learning loss head-on

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

Lectorsa is a social impact business in education working to improve outcomes for students in their chosen career choices while helping them lead more productive and responsible lives. The outcomes of our systems are measurable…

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Reading enables growth

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

Education is synonym with development, growth and transformation. It unlocks our true potential and helps us to become teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, leaders and more. And at the core of it all is reading. Being able to read well enough to…

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Parents as partners in reading preparation

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

It is imperative to stress the role of the parents as primary educators. Various opportunities for further reading skills exist within the informal education situation of the child’s home. Parents must take an active role by…

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Ouers as vennote in Leesgereedmaking

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

Die rol van die ouers as primêre opvoeder kan nie genoeg beklemtoon word nie. Binne die nie-formele onderrigsituasie van die kind se ouerhuis bestaan daar verskeie geleenthede om leesvaardigheid verder te ontwikkel. Ouers moet ‘n…

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Ons kan ons kinders help om beter te presteer

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

“Wanneer ‘n kind sou kon leer om te lees, en nie geleer word nie, doen die kind groot skade op, en so ook die kind se gemeenskap,” aldusregter Stephen Murphy. Ons is reeds in 2021, en elke dag wonder ek… word die…

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Join the movement

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

JOIN THE MOVEMENT, ACTIVATE CHANGE Driving change, Lectorsa is part of a team taking on the global reading crisis with the launch of their #yesican Literacy Campaign. “Low literacy levels not only cause low education outcomes, but also contribute to inequality, poor…

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Gr 12: let’s ensure they succeed

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

As the matric class of this year settle into their final year of school, it is our priority as educators and parents to ensure that they are prepared for a radically changing world. Working in the education field for over 30 years, I…

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From failure to success

by Minda Marshall | EBG Blog Posts

#YesWeCan South Africa’s education system has been labelled a catastrophic failure and identified as one of the major drives of inequality in the country by former president FW de Klerk. “The very poor educational outcomes of the great majority of South African…

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