The English for Life Reader for Grade 5 contains examples of a novel, folklore, short stories, dramas, and various information and media texts, such as newspaper and magazine articles, poems, advertisements, brochures, posters, and notices. These are the texts suggested as teaching support material for Grade 5 by the Department of Basic Education. The English for Life Reader provides a volume of reading material that is easy to access, and which has been chosen specifically for the Grade 5 learner. The content is interesting, thought-provoking and exciting and offers examples of texts that can be found in everyday life. The Reader can be used on its own as a supplement to classroom material, or in conjunction with the English for Life Grade 5 textbook for English as Home Language.