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JAWS Fiction Reader: Kabba-An Loses Her Brother


  • ISBN: 9780435891275
  • Year: 2001


JAWS Fiction Reader ‘Kabba-An Loses Her Brother’: Junior African Writers Series – a San Story of Southern Africa

Kabba-An is one of the San people of southern Africa. She has to look after her little brother, Kiwi. But Kabba-An likes playing with her special stones, and soon forgets about Kwi, …

The Junior African Writers Series provides interesting and varied African stories both for pleasure and for study. You will find five graded levels in the series.

Kabba-An Loses Her Brother JAWS Fiction Reader Level 1 is suited to learners who have been studying English for three to four years. To increase fluency in reading the content and language have been carefully controlled.


The plots are simple and the number of characters minimal. The information is presented in small manageable amounts. The illustrations that accompany the store reinforce it.


Reading is certainly a learning experience. Firstly in this early readers books you will find carefully controlled choice of words. However new words are also introduced, important to the story and are contextualised and explained in the glossary.


The Reader will find the difficult words listed alphabetically at the end of the book. In the glossary you can check the definitions of the words. Further you will find the page reference for the word’s first use.

Questions and Activities

The questions give useful comprehension practice and ensure that the reader has followed and understood the story. In addition the activities develop themes and ideas introduced. For example the learners can do them as pair work or groupwork in class, or as homework.

JAWS Starters

In addition to the five levels of JAWS titles, there are three levels of JAWS Starters. These full-colour picture books are designed to lead in to the first level of JAWS.

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