Show simple item record Molotja, Tsebe Wilfred Themane, Mahlapahlapana Johannes 2019-11-20T07:48:23Z 2019-11-20T07:48:23Z 2018
dc.identifier.issn 2079-8245
dc.identifier.issn 2308-1422
dc.description Article published in the Reading & Writing - Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa Vol 9, No 1 (2018) en_US
dc.description.abstract The importance of getting children off to a good start in reading cannot be overstated. Successful academic performance at primary and secondary school level is partly dependent on the ability to read. It is believed that good learners are those who are proficient in reading. However, many learners are struggling to read and, therefore, struggle to academically succeed in other subjects. The problem of not being able to read transcends negatively on learners’ academic achievements. This study proposes a strategy towards motivating learners in developing better reading habits through the distribution of reading bags. The mixed-method approach was adopted in conducting this study. Learners’ reading strategies were first identified by administering a survey on reading strategies. About 14 student-educators volunteered in distributing the questionnaires at their respective schools during their teaching practice sessions. The questionnaires were distributed to 155 learners who voluntarily participated in the study. Data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software for descriptive statistics. The results indicated that most of the learners use global reading strategies, with the least utilising the problem-solving strategies and the support reading strategies. The researchers recommend the usage of reading bags as a strategy to motivate learners to develop good reading habits, which will then lead to the usage of all three strategies, in particular, the problem reading strategies. en_US
dc.format.extent 09 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Reading & Writing - Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Learners en_US
dc.subject Reading habits en_US
dc.subject Reading bags en_US
dc.subject Secondary schools en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children--Books and reading--English speaking countries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement en_US
dc.title Enhancing learners’ reading habits through reading bags at secondary schools en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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