Our readers have been designed to align with the requirements of the Australian Curriculum. According to the Australian Curriculum the term ‘decodable texts ’ refers to texts that can be read using decoding skills a student has acquired. Decodable text is usually associated with beginning readers or phonic books.
The following table outlines how our readers support the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
|Year Level||Curriculum content descriptions||Decodable Readers Australia|
|Foundation Year||Read decodable and predictable texts, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge (ACELY1649)||Each Level of the Decodable Readers Australia series introduces a small number of sounds. With 20 different titles in each level, extended opportunity is provided for children to build and master their phonic knowledge and fluency.|
Level 1: contains an explicit teaching guide and pre-reading activities on how to develop a child’s phonemic awareness
Level 2: contains an explicit teaching guide and pre-reading activities on how to implement an effective guided reading session
Level 3: contains an explicit teaching guide and pre-reading activities on how to build and connect prior knowledge to support comprehension
Level 4: contains an explicit teaching guide and pre-reading activities on how to improve reading fluency
Level 5/6: contains an explicit teaching guide on how to directly and indirectly teach vocabulary.
|Year 1||Read decodable and predictable texts using developing phrasing, fluency, contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge and emerging text processing strategies, for example prediction, monitoring meaning and re-reading (ACELY1659)|
|Foundation Year||Know how to read and write some high-frequency words and other familiar words (ACELA1817)||High frequency words are words that occur very often in reading and writing. Some frequently occurring words are difficult to sound out and are hence often taught as sight words.|
Within our readers we have used the generalised label of sight words.
Each Level of the Decodable Readers Australia series introduces a small number of sight words. Children can be taught to hear the sounds and recognise these words within the context of the stories and through explicit instruction to help develop reading fluency. As more complex sounds are introduced throughout the levels the words move from sight words to decodable words.
|Year 1||Use visual memory to read and write high-frequency words (ACELA1821)|