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Flying Start to Literacy Guided Reading Complete Pack

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An award-winning, comprehensive literacy program.

Flying Start to Literacy reflects best practice in literacy instruction and supports the systematic development of reading strategies and skills.

Features of the program:

  • Key vocabulary is introduced systematically

  • A high rate of repetition of high-frequency words and a low ratio of unfamiliar words

  • Text complexity is carefully sequenced to build reading strategies

  • Phonics and phonemic awareness is systematically developed

  • Fluency enhances comprehension

  • A variety of text types enable the development of a range of reading strategies

  • Reading and writing is linked

  • Assessment is ongoing to inform instruction.

Program Components

Paired Books

Not just paired, but connected.

Paired books address the same concepts, vocabulary and high-frequency words in different text types and sentence structure to reinforce your students reading strategies.

  • After the Shared Reading stage (16 Big Books), there are 9 developmental reading stages (316 titles) comprising connected pairs of books written with a different text type.

  • Paired books address the same concepts, vocabulary and high-frequency words in different text types and sentence structures.

  • High-frequency words are gradually and systematically introduced and reused.

  • There is a high rate of repetition of high-frequency words and a low ratio of unfamiliar words.

  • There is a balance of illustrated narrative and photographic informative books.

  • There is a wide range of text types – narratives, recounts, procedures, explanations, reports and persuasive texts.

Perspective Books

Flying Start Perspectives present short, point-of-view texts exploring the issues raised by the big ideas in the accompanying paired texts. It will extend your students’ thinking with additional views of the issue.

  • At the middle/upper primary levels we continue the award-winning formula of pairing a narrative text with an informative text both connected by the same big side, and introduce a third title to the pair, a Flying Start Perspectives book.

  • Perspective texts present issues related to the paired texts. They introduce thinking and talking circles to promote deep discussion and prepare students to write about the different points of view presented.

Vocabulary Starters

The Flying Start to Literacy Vocabulary Starters laminated cards provide direct reading support to your young students from Pre-school – Year 1.

  • Unique to the Pre-school–F and the Early Emergent Stage. There is one Vocabulary Starter for each Pre-School–F title and for each pair of Early Emergent Stage books.

  • Each Vocabulary Stater introduces the written form of key vocabulary through unambiguous, labelled photographs.

  • Vocabulary Starters can be read as a book, or displayed as a word bank to support beginning readers and writers.

  • On the back of the photographs are suggestions for building oral, reading and writing vocabulary, as well as reading and writing activities for each book.

Lesson Plans

The Lesson Plans for each pair of books integrate oral language, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension, when appropriate to the reading level. The comprehensive Lesson Plans also include writing components as an integral part of each lesson.

  • 158 Lesson Plans – one for each pair of books (plus 1 for each Shared reading and Perspectives title).

  • There are Before, During and After Reading Activities for each book, plus a synthesisng activity focussing on the key concepts of both books.

  • Each Lesson Plan can be split into four 30-minute instructional sessions and one review session.

  • Each Lesson Plan integrates oral language, comprehension, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, fluency and writing.

  • Each Lesson Plan includes ongoing assessment and follow up activities.


9781760862145

Guided Reading Complete Set:

  • 292 Paired Student Books x 6
  • 18 Perspective titles x 6
  • 164 Lesson Plans
  • 24 Virtual Starters
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Product Specifications
Category Reading
Product Type Guided Readers
State / Curriculum Australian Curriculum
Series Oxford Flying Start to Literacy
Subject English - Reading & Vocabulary