Reading at Home

Supporting your child with reading

The process of learning to read incorporates six elements, known as the Big Six of Reading. 

These are: 

  • Oral language – speaking 
  • Phonological awareness – being able to hear sounds in language 
  • Phonics – connecting sounds to letters or letter groups 
  • Vocabulary – the bank of words 
  • Fluency – being able to read accurately and at an appropriate pace
  • Comprehension – being able to draw meaning from reading 

    Find out more about the Big 6 of Reading here:  

    From Reception to Year 2, students at Old Noarlunga learn to read through the Read Write Inc. program. This program targets the “Phonics” element of reading learning, and builds vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.

    Supporting your child with reading 
    As your child’s reading develops, they will be provided with “decodable” readers that are connected to the sounds being learnt. Each reader should be read aloud over the week with a family member. We encourage students to read the reader three or more times to build fluency. 

    Free decodable readers can be accessed from SPELD SA:  

    Our students use Reading Eggs to reinforce their learning:  

    More resources for supporting your child 
    Libraries SA – Find and borrow books from your local library:  

    Helping young children to read – What parents can do:  

    Great Start – Resources for supporting the learning of young children:  

    Let’s Read – Tips and Resources for reading with pre-school and junior primary children:  

    Indigenous Kids Read:  

    Storyline Online – popular children’s books read aloud:  

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