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Cambridge University Press has a selection of perceptual, phonics and literacy products that address reading readiness. Our Reading Masterclass sessions will guide you through loads of practical ideas for the classroom using top-quality readers.

We offer 3 distinct reading series, providing for all genres, languages and reading abilities. The Reading Masterclass workshops explore Rainbow Reading and Cambridge Reading Adventures, but if you are interested in readers in all 11 official South African languages, then don’t forget to check out Little Library too!

All three of our reading series are in the Gauteng and North West approved provincial resource catalogues for use in schools.

Rainbow Reading

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  • A graded reading series for primary schools, developed by South African authors to motivate reading fluency in learners aged 6–13 years
  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • 7 levels, each containing a wide range of genres, contexts and themes
  • Readers grouped according to cross-curricular themes


Cambridge Reading Adventures (CRA)

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  • 11 exciting Book Bands and 4 Strands written by a global team of authors to develop confident, enthusiastic readers between the ages of 4–12 years
  • Fiction and non-fiction books on diverse topics
  • Assisting learners to progress from reading simple words in the Pink A Band, to books with up to 3 500 words in the Voyagers Strand
  • Cross-curricular links to other subjects, including links to the Cambridge Primary English curriculum framework, International Primary Curriculum and IB Primary Years Programme

Little Library

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  • Every book is available in all 11 official South African languages
  • 36 stories for learners of 5–9 years of age develop Reading for Meaning
  • Available in Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills Kits that encourage Learners to develop basic literacy skills through storytelling, listening, speaking, viewing, and writing
  • Opportunities for integration across all three FP subjects, fully supplementing core CAPS material.

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