The Department of Basic Education has committed to improving literacy and numeracy skills of learners, with specific targets set from now until 2014. To achieve this, the Department has produced a series of workbooks to assist learners in Grade R-9.
What are the workbooks?
Each workbook is made up of 128 easy-to-follow worksheets for listening, reading and writing skills. The workbooks are organised into four worksheets per week, divided over eight weeks per term. All workbooks comply with the latest Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). For each year a learner (Gr1-9) will get two workbooks for each subject. Workbook 1, to use from January to June and Workbook 2, for use from July to December. Grade R learners will receive four books per year, one for each term
Workbooks are distributed free of charge.
What is the point of the workbooks?
They provide every learner with worksheets to practise the language and numeracy skills they have been taught in class. They are also meant to help teachers track the progress of learners and provide extra support if needed. They are a simple way to structure learning activities for learners.
What happens to the workbooks at the end of the year?
Each and every child will own the workbooks. This means they can take them home and write in them.
Do the workbooks replace textbooks?
No. These are meant to be used with textbooks. They save the teacher from writing exercises and preparing their own worksheets.