Program Components

Flying Start to Literacy is a comprehensive core literacy program. It supports the systematic development of reading strategies and skills of students.

The literacy resource comprises a variety of elements.

Big Books

Launch young readers into literacy through rhyme, rhythm, repetition, and highly predictive texts. Visually appealing, presenting familiar and favourite topics, the Big Books will be sure to delight your students

Paired Books

Not just paired, but connected.

Paired books address the same concepts, vocabulary and high-frequency words in different text types and sentence structure to reinforce your students reading strategies.

Perspectives Books

Flying Start Perspectives present short, point-of-view texts exploring the issues raised by the big ideas in the accompanying paired texts. It will extend your students’ thinking with additional views of the issue.

Vocabulary Starters

These laminated cards provide direct reading support to your young students from Pre-school – Year 1.

Lesson Plans

The Lesson Plans for each pair of books integrate oral language, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension, when appropriate to the reading level. The comprehensive Lesson Plans also include writing components as an integral part of each lesson.

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Oxford University Press

For Early Literacy (Australia)
enquiries and sales:

1300 650 616

Eleanor Cutain Publishing

enquiries and sales:

+613 9867 4880


For Early Literacy (New Zealand)
enquiries and sales:

0508 332 665