Oxford Reading for Comprehension - Level 5: Mai is Shy (Pack of 6)

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This ISBN includes: 6 copies of Mai is Shy and a Comprehension Coaching Card for teachers.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 5 - 10 Business Days ISBN: 9780190319700 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: EnglishReadingLiteracyFictionLevels 11-15End of School Gifts

Part of the series Oxford Reading for Comprehension.

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Title Information

This guided reading text is part of the Oxford Reading for Comprehension series, which offers a systematic approach to the explicit teaching of comprehension strategies for Years F-3.

This ISBN includes: 6 copies of Mai is Shy and a Comprehension Coaching Card for teachers.

  • Series: Oxford Reading for Comprehension
  • Oxford Literacy Level: 5
  • Stage of the Reader: Transitional
  • Reading Recovery Level: 13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Theme: Family and friends

Series Overview

Oxford Reading for Comprehension is Australia's newest guided reading program.

Research shows that a consistent, strategic approach is the key to successfully developing comprehension skills. To support Australian primary school teachers in addressing the comprehension challenge, Oxford University Press have developed this new research-based guided reading program focusing on the development of comprehension skills.

The meticulously levelled full-colour fiction and non-fiction guided reading texts feature captivating characters and stories designed to appeal to young Australian readers. Each guided reading text includes parent notes on the inside front cover to help parents support the development of their child’s reading and comprehension skills at home.

Teacher resources include best-fit levelling correlations, a printed Teacher Handbook (sold separately), Comprehension Coaching Cards and Comprehension Activity Sheet.

250 Guided Reading Texts

The series comprises 250 full-colour engaging fiction and non-fiction books with captivating characters and stories designed to appeal to young Australians. All 250 texts have been carefully levelled for Years F–3 against Oxford Levels 1+ to 11 and Reading Levels 1 to 26*.

The series is organised into 10 popular themes: Fantasy, Animals, Family and Friends, Food, Places, Environment, Health and Sport, Australian Stories, Art, and History. Every text supports the teaching of one of the seven comprehension strategies from the Comprehension Skills Framework.


  • Oxford Reading Levels: 1-3
  • Reading Recovery Levels: 1-5
  • 68 Titles

Year 1A:

  • Oxford Reading Levels: 4-5
  • Reading Recovery Levels: 6-12
  • 54 Titles

Year 1B:

  • Oxford Reading Levels: 5-7
  • Reading Recovery Levels: 13-17
  • 64 Titles

Year 2 & 3:

  • Oxford Reading Levels: 8-11
  • Reading Recovery Levels: 18-26
  • 64 Titles

A Comprehension Coaching Card for Every Text

Comprehension Coaching Cards provide before, during and after reading guidance, assisting teachers in modelling and teaching comprehension strategies and the use of metacognitive ‘think aloud’ prompts. Comprehension questions monitor students' use of comprehension skills to provide support before, during and after reading.

Teacher notes for EAL/D students are included to support all readers in the classroom, while practical activities support teachers in monitoring students' comprehension of the text.

Teacher Handbook

The Oxford Reading for Comprehension - Teacher Handbook (sold separately) provides clear guidance for the explicit teaching, modelling and practice of comprehension strategies and skills using the Comprehension Skills Framework.

This printed resource provides accessible, focused support for all levels of the series, including an accessible explanation of the Comprehension Skills Framework and its application across the series.

The Teacher Handbook provides definitions and guidance on how to model the comprehension strategies and skills, and use the metacognitive think aloud prompts and strategy tips. The Teacher Handbook also offers guidance on monitoring and assessment using the program.

Oxford Owl

Additional downloadable resources for Oxford Reading for Comprehension are available on Oxford Owl.

Resources include: 250 Comprehension Activity Sheets, one for every guided reading text, graphic organiser templates for use in the classroom, lists of Oxford Wordlist words featured in every text, flashcards, student assessment record templates, a guided reading text selector tool, videos of in-class guided reading sessions showcasing best practice.

Teaching and Learning Pathway Teaching and Learning Pathway

Oxford Reading for Comprehension provides complete support for the development of comprehension strategies and skills through every step of the teaching and learning pathway.


Teach & Model

  • Teacher Handbook
  • Comprehension Coaching Cards

Guided Practice

  • Guided reading texts
  • Comprehension Coaching Cards

Independent Practice

  • Guided reading texts
  • Comprehension Activity Sheets

Monitor & Assess

  • Quizzes on Oxford Reading Buddy
  • Comprehension Activity Sheets

Comprehension Skills Framework


Support for Parents

At Home Reading

Parent notes are included on the inside front cover of every guided reading text. These provide easy-to-use guidance for productive reading sessions at home, reinforcing the work taking place in the classroom.


Easy-to-Use Guidance

Instructions have been carefully worded for ease of use and include tips to help parents with reluctant or struggling readers.

Questions reflect the Comprehension Skills Framework, encouraging reading for meaning, reading for pleasure, and reinforcing classroom work.

ISBN 9780190319700
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Readers & Literacy,
Year Level Year 1,
Author(s) Holly Harper, Fatima Anaya

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