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InitiaLit–1 (Year 1)
whole-class initial instruction in literacy

About InitiaLit–1

InitiaLit–1 continues on from InitiaLit–Foundation in providing an explicit and effective model for teaching reading, spelling and related skills to children in their second year of school. 

As in InitiaLit–F, InitiaLit–1 focuses on the two main components of:

  1. Phonics, to systematically and explicitly teach the basic and advanced alphabetic code in a set sequence. In addition to learning letter-sound correspondences and how these are applied to reading and spelling, children will be introduced to common morphemes and simple grammatical concepts.
  2. Vocabulary, oral language and listening comprehension through quality children’s literature. Detailed lessons, including writing tasks, are provided for each of the storybook titles selected for use with the program.

For InitiaLit–1 First-time Purchasers

To maintain integrity of delivery and ensure you get the most out of your program, registration for a InitiaLit Professional Development (PD) Workshop is required with the first purchase of a InitiaLit-1 Kit.

To complete your First-time Purchase, please register for a InitiaLit PD Workshop, and when prompted, add the InitiaLit-1 Kit to your cart. Once you have completed the checkout process for these items, we will activate your InitiaLit-1 Membership and send a confirmation by email within two business days. You will then be able to return to the shop to purchase additional consumables and replacement components. 

Customers that have already completed the InitiaLit PD Workshop as part of either an InitiaLit-F or InitiaLit-2 Membership program are not required to attend the InitiaLit PD Workshop again; you may purchase your InitiaLit-1 Kit on its own, using the respective button below.

Please note: InitiaLit-1 is only available for purchase by schools.

For Existing InitiaLit–1 Members

InitiaLit–1 Kit
$1,830
InitiaLit PD Workshop
$1,020 - $1,110

InitiaLit–1 Replacement Components

Readers for use with InitiaLit-1

Please note: bundles per level and individual titles are also available via the InitiaLit Readers shop page.