An Author reads: How the hornbill got its call

by | Apr 3, 2024 | Online Reading Corner, Schools

About the Author

Heather Fraser

Heather Fraser is a teacher and author from Cape Town. She has been a Foundation Phase Educator since 2008, teaching Grades 00, 1 and 2. While working, Heather studied further to obtain her Honours Degree in Inclusive Education.

Heather believes strongly in personal growth and life-long learning. During this journey, she was given the opportunity to author several storybooks, learner books and teacher guides for Grades 1 to 3 of the Aweh! Reading scheme. Heather was recently invited to write a piece for The Cape Town Child Magazine on flexible seating in the modern-day classroom, given her practical experience in the classroom over the past 16 years.   

About the book

Aweh! English Grade 2 Level 8 Reader 3: How the hornbill got its call

How the hornbill got its call is a lovely myth to enjoy with your children or learners! Long ago, birds lived amongst the people. But one day, the rain stopped coming, so the birds flew away. The ground hornbill wanted to help the people so that they could stay in their village. He flew for a long time to look for rain. He saw rain clouds moving towards the village. The hornbill gave a loud call! The people came back and were happy. From that day, people knew that when the hornbill called, the rain would come

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