CAPS allocation for reading

South Africa’s national curriculum (CAPS) sets aside time specifically for reading and this should include reading for pleasure. The chart shows CAPS allocations for reading.

For example, in Grade 4, CAPS allocates 6 hours per week for Home Language and 5 hours for First Additional Language. The dotted circle shows that 5 hours of this time – an hour per day! – can be set aside for reading.

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