The Lexplore Reading Routine

As parents, your role in your children’s learning will naturally evolve over time as they grow older, gain more independence and progress through school. No matter where your children are in their reading development, there are many simple ways you can support their fluency development from home.

When it comes to literacy, there is no doubt parents are important role models for inspiring engagement with reading outside of the classroom. But, with literacy being such a complex skill, encompassing a whole host of cognitive and linguistic processes, it can often be difficult to know how best to support your child’s development from home.

By following our Lexplore Reading Routine you can help your child to become a stronger reader by spending as little a few minutes a day working with our simple and FREE resources.

The Reading Routine


Step 1: Spend 10 minutes working with Fluency lists A, B or C

Step 2: Spend 10 minutes reading aloud

Step 3: Spend 10 minutes discussing texts

The Lexplore Reading Routine has been created by our team of educational specialists and consultants to supplement your child’s school reading curriculum. Lexplore’s routine should be used to complement and support school assignments.

Choosing the Correct Word List

What is your child’s reading level?

If your child’s school is using the Lexplore Assessment System, the teacher will be able to direct you to the correct reading list from the Lexplore Reading Routine. If not, you can easily determine which word lists are appropriate for your child with the descriptions below. Once your child gets started, you can adjust the level as needed.

“My child is working on basic reading skills.”
Start with A

(This list includes consonants, short vowel sounds as well as three and four letter words. These are great for beginner readers or children who need extra practice with letter sounds.)

Download Word List A

“My child can read words and sentences with short vowels fluently and is ready for a next step.”
Start with B

(This list contains spelling patterns, long vowel sounds with silent e and vowel teams.)

Download Word List B

“My child can read sentences and longer passages of text fluently and is ready to practise more complex spelling patterns.”
Start with C

(This list includes more advanced spelling patterns as well as two and three syllable words.)

Download Word List C


When your child is reading the lists with confidence and fluency, you should move onto the next list.


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