Introduction to the 'Big Six' of Reading

. . . the six evidence-based skills and strategies all readers need


Learning to read and read well is the most important educational outcome. Decades of research highlights the importance of reading success in the early years, but extending this expertise is imperative for intermediate readers. Accessing more complex texts requires ongoing focused reading instruction which continues to draw on six skillfully combined and executed knowledges, skills and strategies. These have been identified across numerous studies over recent years and are commonly referred to as 'The Big Six'.

This webinar will explore the 'Big Six' and unpack what students need to know and be able to do.

The webinar will provide an overview of the origin and components within 'The Big Six':

  • Oral language
  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

Each area will be examined, and strategies for teaching discussed.

You will receive:

  • Webinar notes


$39 + GST

Should you attend?

This webinar is suitable for Teachers of Prep to Year 3 and Prep to Year 6 Intervention Teachers and Teachers’ Aides.

Where and when?

See our webinar calendar for dates and times.