Extending Literacy 3-6


Reading Library

These resources are designed especially for Extending Literacy 3-6 (Years 3 to 6). These texts assume children are competent readers, and need lots of practice at different levels of ability.

The overall approach is to offer a wide range of genres to cater for a variety of interests. Every story comes with two interactive comprehension quizzes and worksheets. There are a total of 200+ texts in this section.

Exciting stories about pirates, treasure, ancient tombs, jungles and dinosaurs. All stories come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Adventure

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Cute tales about dogs and frogs, mice and kittens, problem pets and abandoned puppies. All come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Animal

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Adventure stories set in key periods of Australian history - the gold rushes, pioneering days and the Great War.
Zip Stage: 7

Children in History

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Enjoyable quest narratives about pirate treasure, an imprisoned princess, a haunted house and time travel to great moments in history.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Choose Your Own Adventure

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All children love a laugh - about classroom embarrassment, annoying pets, would-be superheroes, etc. All have interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Comedy

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Traditional tales about heroes, villains, monsters, wishes, enchantment and happy endings. All stories come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Fairy Tales

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Tales of magic and make believe - wishes, princesses, spells, dragons, wizards and aliens. All come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Fantasy

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Beautiful click and play graphic novels - The Happy Prince, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and King Arthur.
Zip Stages: 6-7

Graphic Classics

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Simplified stories for students needing help - ESL, Learning Support and Special Needs. With fully interactive functions to aid comprehension.
Zip Stage: 4

Interactive Readers

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Intriguing but child-friendly ‘whodunnits’ - suspects, clues, deduction and a satisfying conclusion. All come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Mystery

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Epic stories about classic heroes, monsters, dragons, mermaids and magic. All stories come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Myths & Legends

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Stories exploring relationships and values - difficult siblings, bullies, parents, guilty secrets and friendship. All come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

People

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Children love a safe ‘thrill’ - ghosts, spiders, monsters, haunted houses and urban legends. All come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Scary

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Real life dramas - Houdini, the Titanic, Tutankhamen, Blackbeard, the real Robinson Crusoe, etc. All come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

True Tales

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Amusing stories for reluctant readers - disgusting dishes, spiders, spew and strange smells. All stories come with interactive comprehension quizzes.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Yucky

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High level texts for advanced readers - Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, People, True Tales, Argument, Biography, Expository, Information.
Zip Stages: 9-10

Advanced Library

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Enrichment & Skills

These resources focus on explicit teaching of key concepts. There are lessons on grammar, punctuation, spelling, comprehension, writing (all genre types) as well as a suite of special lessons instructing children in basic skills such as decoding types of text, writing paragraphs, analysing language, effective oral communication and so on.

All lessons come with worksheets. There are a total of 200 texts in this section.

Traditional poems - from simple texts like Old Mother Hubbard - up to highly complex classics like the Pied Piper.
Zip Stages: 4-10

Rhyme Time

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A library of do-it-yourself projects - paper dolls, origami, finger puppets, cartooning - all with step by step instructions.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Make & Do

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Interactive language and thinking puzzles - drag and drop, wonderword, story sequencing, memory tests and more.
Zip Stages: 4-7

Puzzle Palace

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A bank of ‘explicit teaching’ lessons on Grammar, Punctuation, Comprehension and Spelling. All come with practical examples and worksheets.
Years: 3-6

Skill Builders

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A story generator - children hand pick the characters (28 options), the setting (20 options) and the plot (32 options) - and then write the story they have created.
Zip Stages: 4-8

Story Machine

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Explicit teaching of common genres - narratives, arguments, essays, information, recounts, instructions, poetry, and how to deconstruct a story.
Years: 3-6

Write Time

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A digital simulation of the NAPLAN test - Reading and Language Conventions - with diagnostic feedback emailed to the teacher.
Years: 3 & 5

NAPLAN Style Tests

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Lessons explicitly teaching major topics of the English curriculum - reading, writing and oral language - all with classroom activities.
Years: F-6

Specialised English Lessons (SEL)

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