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