Brilliant Literacy Resources

The BIG 6 of Reading Articles

As part of the APPA (http://www.appa.asn.au/big6articles.php)  Principals as Literacy Leaders and Principals as Literacy Leaders with Indigenous Communities projects, Anne Bayetto of Flinders University (http://flinders.edu.au)  was commissioned to develop a series of articles on each of the BIG 6 of reading (Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Letter-Sound Relationships (phonics), Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension). The first three articles are available to download.

Fluency
Fluency is a key contributor toward independent and successful reading and is comprised of three components: accuracy, rate, and prosody (expression).

Download the article (354Kb PDF file)

Vocabulary
Vocabulary knowledge is fundamental to being an independent and successful reader and writer and is comprised of the words that are understood when heard or read.

Download the article (393Kb PDF file)

Oral Language
Oral language is the foundation for the development of literacy skills and is considered to be a strong indicator of later reading, writing, and overall academic achievement.

Download the article (434Kb PDF file)

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