This Rainbow Reading book explains the process involved in writing and publishing a book - from the first time a writer has an idea, to the finished, printed book on the shelf.
Rainbow Reading is a graded reading series for primary schools. It provides a wealth of original stories and factual texts, which will help learners to develop the reading skills and vocabulary they need to meet the requirements of the curriculum in all learning areas. All 350 titles in the series are written by South African authors. Rainbow Reading motivates young readers to become fluent readers, because it allows them to choose stories that they want to read and to read at their own level.
The series has been carefully developed according to a framework that takes into account:
the target age and grade of learners
how young readers develop an awareness of print, books and stories
how they develop phonemic awareness
how they develop vocabulary in an additional language
Rainbow Reading Level 7
The books in Level 7 can be used in any grade in the Intermediate Phase, but they are best suited to learners in Grades 6 and 7, who are between 11 and 13 years old and who speak English as an additional language. Children who are learning English as an additional language, and who are learning other subjects through the medium of English, will need to consolidate their knowledge of vocabulary and language structures by reading English as often, and as much, as possible. The focus in Levels 5 to 7 is improving comprehension skills, encouraging reading for meaning, reading across the curriculum, reading for pleasure, and reading for a specific purpose - to find information. Non-fiction devices such as glossaries, indices, keys and other subject-appropriate features (such as maps) are introduced gradually with support.
Level 7 Rainbow Reading books are 32-48 pages long and are based on familiar objects and actions. Many stories feature children the same age as the readers.