|Report on Reading in English in Primary Schools in Zambia - Education Research Paper No. 05 (DFID, 1993, 55 p.)|
Copied on the board by Grade 3 Teacher, School I (from Zambia Primary Course, Reader 3)
3. "Look at that hippo's mouth. Father. It is very big isn't it?" said Chuma. "Yes, hippos have very big mouths," said his father. "Crocodiles have very big mouths too."
4. Chuma and his father walked away from the river. They walked away from the crocodiles. They walked away from the hippos. Now they were walking between the trees. Chuma liked to walk between the trees. They walked slowly and quietly between the trees. They were walking slowly and quietly when they saw a very big rhino. The rhino was near a tree and he was eating grass.
Copied on the board by Grade 4 Teacher, School I. (from Zambia Primary Course, Reader 4)
Lost in the Bush
1. Mr and Mrs Sampa live in Chemba Village. They
have two daughters. One doesn't live with them. She lives in Kitwe. But their
other daughter lives with them. Her name is Katalina, and she is eight years
old. Katalina is a good daughter. Sometimes she cleans the house and cooks the
food. She goes to school every day. In the afternoon, she plays with her
2. Chemba Village isn't near a town. It is in the bush. Katalina's mother says, "You mustn't play in the bush, Katalina. And you mustn't walk in the bush alone. There are lots of holes in the ground. If you go near the boles, you'll fall into one of them. If you're alone, nobody will pull you out. There are lots of animals, too. If they see you alone they will chase you. You must never walk in the bush alone".