Oxford Literacy Guided Reading - Levels 6-11

Early Stage

Students reading Oxford Literacy texts from Levels 6-11 are described as reading at the "Early" stage of the Oxford Literacy reading program. Typically readers at this level are required to:

  • Check against at least two of the cueing systems: Does it make sense? Does it look right?
  • Re-read to fix mistakes
  • Break words into chunks or syllables and use analogies to problem-solve unknown words
  • Use "skip and return" strategy
  • Make links to prior knowledge to assist in understanding
  • Adapt reading strategies to different text types
  • Select books according to purpose for reading
  • Use more complex grammatical knowledge to help predict unknown words and assist with meaning
  • Adjust reading rate and phrasing according to text type and complexity of text

Early 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