Feeling at home with literacy
In this video, shot on location in a Cape Town primary school and elsewhere in the city, the viewer spends time with a little girl, Zia who is just starting to read and write. Zia finds literacy stimuli all around her and in some unexpected places, guided by her mother and teachers who use all of the languages present in the classroom as a resource, instead of an obstacle. This video will give teachers hopeful and practical advice on how to create an empowering and supportive bilingual environment.
In this chapter we look at how young children learn, what makes literacy learning easy and enjoyable, and how children develop language awareness.
Video by: PRAESA & The Wendy House Production Company