Oxford Literacy Guided Reading - Levels 24-30

Fluent Stage

Students reading Oxford Literacy texts from Levels 24-30 are described as reading at the "Fluent" stage of the Oxford Literacy reading program. Typically readers at this level are required to:

  • Regard reading as purposeful and automatic
  • Competently integrate all cueing sources to make meaning
  • Make connections between what they know and understand and what is new
  • Relate the message of the text to their own experiences and knowledge to confirm or challenge the content
  • Use inference to understand characters and why they change
  • Reflect continually and automatically as they read (e.g. "What does this mean?")
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion, citing examples to clarify
  • Identify literary language and understand its value and purpose
  • Switch between features of fiction and non-fiction and recognise those features
  • Use dictionaries and/or glossaries to derive meaning of specific words or concepts

Fluent Stage Information


Student Texts

The Oxford Literacy student text versions include:

  • a range of fiction and non-fiction titles
  • non-fiction titles written for Australian Curriculum: English, History, Science and Mathematics, making reading even more meaningful and relevant (levels 1-23)
  • a range of fonts and visual devices, all with appropriate support
  • a language focus that corresponds to both the Oxford Wordlist and the Oxford Wordlist Plus
  • recurring Oxford Literacy characters