- The program is ideal for early reading and intervention programs, including Reading Recovery.
- The program provides effective support for ELL (ESL) students.
- The program is research-based. For information about the research
that underpins the program, download the Program Overview.
The program consists of:
Text types with different structures and text features build reading strategies for texts that have different purposes.
Flying Start to LiteracyTM is sequenced into 7 Developmental Stages and 30 Guided Reading levels. Reading strategies are developed and consolidated at each level.
The teaching of phonics and phonemic awareness is supported by the program.
Underpinning Flying Start to LiteracyTM is a systematic and explicit sequence of phonemic awareness and phonics. This sequence is matched in the books to provide a context for learning.
Fluency enhances comprehension.
Lesson Plans provide opportunities for oral reading and include the re-reading of books to improve word identification skills and comprehension.
Reading and writing are linked.
The range of text types and the pairing of narrative and informational texts provide models of writing for the readers. Comprehensive Lesson Plans include writing as an integral part of each lesson.
Assessment is ongoing to inform instruction.
Ongoing assessment forms part of each teaching sequence.