Where to Start
Fitzroy Readers and Word Skills workbooks
The Fitzroy Program is a complete P-6 phonic literacy resource. Nine sets of ten readers form the core of the program. The accompanying Word Skills workbooks provide activities that focus on each new sound and/or digraph introduced in the readers, as well as spelling, grammar, comprehension and creative English exercises.
Given the sequential nature of the program, it is ideal to start at the beginning. However, students can enter the Fitzroy Program at any stage of literacy development. When in doubt, it is generally recommended that the student commence at an earlier level, to increase their confidence and fill in any gaps in their knowledge.
The following table indicates where the Fitzroy Readers and Word Skills workbooks fit in the first seven years of schooling:
Read about the links between The Fitzroy Program and the Australian Curriculum.
Entry Level Tests can be used to help gauge where to start a student in the Fitzroy Program.
The Master List shows which digraphs are introduced at each level of the Fitzroy Program and may help in choosing the right entry point for the learner.
The Comparison of Levels chart shows how the Fitzroy Readers sit alongside Reading Recovery and the PM Readers.
Fitzroy Maths workbooks
Fitzroy Maths is made up of six sets of five workbooks. The Maths workbooks use the same step-by-step principle and logical sequencing as the Fitzroy Readers. It is ideal to start Fitzroy Maths at the beginning but they can be introduced at later stages of numeracy development. When in doubt, it is recommended that the student commence at an earlier level to increase confidence and fill in any gaps in their knowledge. Fitzroy Maths workbooks use minimal English and allow students to work at their own pace.
The following table provides a guide to where the Fitzroy Maths fit into primary schooling:
Please refer to the relevant product descriptions for more specific information about the topics covered at each level.
Individual students can also try the Maths Entry Level Tests for an indication of where to sta