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close this bookReport on Reading in English in Primary Schools in Zambia - Education Research Paper No. 05 (DFID, 1993, 55 p.)
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View the documentSummary and recommendations
View the document1. Introduction: English and primary education in Zambia
Open this folder and view contents2. Zambia: Primary education
Open this folder and view contents3. Reading and language learning
Open this folder and view contents4. Description of the project
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Open this folder and view contents6. Approaches to reading in Zambian primary schools
Open this folder and view contents7. Results of English reading test ''Word Find'' and Nyanja test
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Open this folder and view contents9. Reading comprehension tests in Zambian primary schools
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View the documentAppendix A - Structure of education system: Zambia
View the documentAppendix B - Methods of teaching initial reading
View the documentAppendix C - The testing of reading abilities
View the documentAppendix D - Read aloud test
View the documentAppendix E - Word find reading test: Extracts
View the documentAppendix F - Nyanja reading test: Extracts
View the documentAppendix G - Texts for two lessons
View the documentAppendix H - Transcript of a lesson
View the documentAppendix I - Descriptive statistics for English word find reading test
View the documentAppendix J - Descriptive statistics for Nyanja reading test V.01
View the documentAppendix K - Significance testing of the results of the reading tests
View the documentAppendix L - Reading aloud: assessment results for all schools
View the documentAppendix M - Extract: Draft teaching syllabus, functional objectives, reading, grade 7
View the documentAcknowledgements

Appendix G - Texts for two lessons

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 friends.

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".