Via Afrika Xitsonga Home Language Grade 1 Big Book 1
Big Books and readers are an essential part of shared reading in a classroom environment. Shared reading happens when an expert reader and a novice reader read together. This is very important for language and literacy development. Using a Big Book, the teacher models the reading process, tracks the text, reads to the learners and encourages them to join in when they can. The teacher shows learners how to use the information on the page and fills in gaps in the learner’s knowledge. The Via Afrika Big Book and Readers series is ideal for assisting teachers in shared reading activities in the classroom.