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Taranganba State School in Queensland is using a reading strategy to build students’ love of reading, equipping them with essential skills for work and life. Yet it is estimated that 10-16% of 5 to 16-year-olds in Australia have reading difficulties such as dyslexia or inadequate comprehension skills.

This was the case at Taranganba where NAPLAN data showed that Year 3 Reading levels were below the State and National Mean. The school developed the Taranganba Way of Reading and the impact was immediate. It allowed students to build a love of words, and to use their reading skills in other subject areas.