Teacher guide Creating a reading culture in a school community

TLF ID S7024

This teacher resource describes how Proserpine State School in Queensland successfully responded to the need to improve student outcomes, especially in the area of reading, by implementing a whole-school approach that encouraged students to read more, and more widely. The resource is presented in eight sections: Summary; Method; Results; Lessons learned; Next steps; Research base; Further reading and links; and Contacts. It details the multi-pronged strategy the school used, including the SCORE approach to reading, the Reading Rangers Program and the use of a coaching model.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for teachers and schools seeking to improve their students' attainment of the achievement standards in English, particularly as they relate to reading. The coordinated strategy outlined in the resource is of value for all teachers planning their implementation of the Literacy and Literature strands of the English curriculum. It also shows how a school in a low socioeconomic area with a substantial population of students facing major learning challenges can make substantial gains in its NAPLAN results.
  • The resource's strategic emphasis is also valuable for students' development of the Literacy general capability, particularly in relation to progress in the learning continuums that focus on comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing.
Year level

1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • English

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.australia.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
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