Abstract—Reading is an activity that can break the barrier of isolation and loneliness, more specifically in the case of blind people and lonely learners of all ages. Authors are therefore important – as important as the readers reading their texts forming a link in a communicative chain reaction of stimulus and response. Authors have a huge responsibility to provide reading material exactly suitable for the learners at certain developmental stages, especially in the light of the eleven official languages used in South African schools. The large majority of schools study English as common denominator as a mother tongue or first additional language. In order for readers and writers to aim spot on it is imperative to take a look at cognitive development, the prescribed syllabus and the advice from seasoned writers to prepare to write the much needed material. Furthermore it is vital to learn from constructivist theorists to focus on interaction and books must be written in such a manner that they encourage the interaction of the learner, teacher, parent, peer and the text.
Index Terms— Education, Readers, Texts and Writers.
Cornelia G. A. Smith is with Department of Educational Studies,Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. Tel.: + 0727661428; Fax:+0129X445 (E-mail: Smithcga@tut.ac.za).
Cite: Cornelia G. A.Smith , " Tips for Writers to Provide Reading Material for Learners in the Foundation Phase ," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 637-641 , 2012.