Supporting your school's reading room success

Primary school reading rooms play an important role in helping educators match books to readers, and in sparking journeys that inspire a love of reading.

At Oxford, we appreciate reading rooms contain resources across a range of reading programs, and that keeping track of levelled resources can be a time-consuming task for literacy coordinators and teachers.

We’re here to assist in a practical way to help organise your reading resources into a consistent system to support student reading journeys. Connect with your Oxford Education Consultant to learn more about a free, no-obligation Reading Room Review.

How a Reading Room Review can help

Save you time

With easy access to resources you’ll save time searching for books when planning for your next guided reading lesson, or for independent and take-home reading sessions.

Review & organise

We work with you to review and organise your reading room and can share with you the additional FREE teaching support available on Oxford Owl.

Planning support

We can provide planning support for building guided reading and take-home reading collections.

Remediate & extend

We can recommend resources to support students who may have fallen behind in their reading, along with extension materials for those reading ahead.

What you can expect from a Reading Room Review

Step 1

Book a review session with your local Oxford Education Consultant. Your consultant will contact you to confirm your booking day and time.

Step 2

During the session, your consultant will review your reading resources and work with you to organise them into a consistent system.

Step 3

Your consultant will provide free resources to help you with the organising of your reading room.

Step 4

Your consultant can also help identify gaps in your reading resources and work with you to consider resources that support your school’s needs.

Help every student to progress their reading in carefully considered stages

At Oxford, we use an expertly developed, well-established system for levelling our books, which has been used to develop many of our popular and well-loved series, and support all students to progress at every stage of their reading journey. Oxford levels:

  • span from the very early stages of reading in Foundation (Oxford Level 1) all the way up to an advanced Year 6 reader’s level (Oxford Level 20)
  • are matched to age-related expectations
  • follow a structured phonic progression matched to the Letters and Sounds phonic sequence (applicable to our phonically decodable titles).

Learn more about Oxford Levels and how students' literacy skills develop with each level.
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Why Oxford Levels?

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Oxford Levels provide the foundation of our reading schemes. Our levels offer a finely-gradated sequence that supports students’ reading journeys and gives parents and teachers confidence, knowing that students are being appropriately challenged while reading.

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Oxford Levelled texts have helped millions of students all over the world learn to read and to love reading. Oxford Levels are an expertly developed and well-established system for levelling our texts.

Oxford Levels structure chart

The chart below shows how Oxford Levels relate to other commonly used levelling systems. Due to the subjective nature of levelling, this chart provides a ‘best fit’ judgement.

Approximate age Stage of the reader Oxford Level Best fit Australian reading level
4–5 Beginner 1 1
5–6 Beginner 1+ 1
5–6 Beginner 2 2
5–6 Emergent 3 3
5–6 Emergent 3 4
5–6 Emergent 3 5
6–7 Early 4 6
6–7 Early 4 7
7 Early 4 8
7 Early 4 9
7 Transitional 5 10
7 Transitional 5 11
7 Transitional 5 12
7 Transitional 5 13
7 Transitional 5 14
7–8 Transitional 6 15
7–8 Transitional 6 16
7–8 Extending 7 17
8 Extending 8 18
8 Extending 8 19
8 Extending 9 20
8 Extending 9 21
8–9 Extending 10 22
8–9 Extending 10 23
8–9 Extending 10 24
8–9 Fluent 11 25
8–9 Fluent 11 26
10 Fluent 12–13 27
10 Fluent 14 28
11 Fluent 15 29
11 Fluent 16 30
11 Fluent 17  
12 Fluent 18  
12 Fluent 19  
12 Fluent 20  


You can request a Reading Room Review by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

No. The Reading Room Review is a free service provided by Oxford.

No. Oxford provides the Reading Room Review as a no-obligation service.

Yes, we are familiar with other levelling systems. We can correlate your books with Oxford Levels if needed.

Oxford Levels is an expertly developed, well-established system for levelling our books, which has been used to develop many of our popular and well-loved series. Learn more.

We will endeavour to run every session as planned. Should any external factors prevent a session from running, your local Oxford Education Consultant will reschedule the session with you.

For schools in rural and remote areas that we are unable to service with the Reading Room Review, we offer a virtual Reading Resource Consultation. In these sessions we can provide guidance on resourcing your reading room and share the additional teaching support available through Oxford Owl for free. If you are interested in speaking to our Education Consultant about a virtual consultation session please complete the booking form on this page and they will be in touch.

Oxford has a suite of free resources available through Oxford Owl. Your local Oxford Education Consultant can advise you how to access these free resources.

Book a Reading Room Review session:

Your local Oxford Education Consultant will reach out to you to organise an appointment.

Explore Oxford’s Literacy Resources

To learn more about Oxford’s reading resources download a digital version of our Oxford Literacy Catalogue or request a physical catalogue to be sent to your school.