AISNSW Bookmarks

Supporting schools to maximise the impact of home reading time


The AISNSW bookmarks have been developed with two purposes in mind:

  • to assist schools to communicate to parents the particular learning purpose of each book their child brings home.
  • to provide tips for parents to maximise the impact of home reading time.

The bookmarks are designed according to the five keys of reading. The five keys of reading operate dynamically to unlock effective reading. However, each is taught explicitly and systematically, carefully building and integrating the keys into a reader’s repertoire.

Teachers use different books to support the teaching of each key:

  • Picture books that play with sounds to teach Phonological Awareness,
  • Decodable books that contain only the sound patterns students have learned to promote automaticity of Phonics and to ensure success and confidence,
  • Books that students can read independently to promote Fluency,
  • Books with superior language to expand Vocabulary,
  • Quality fiction and information texts to teach Comprehension and develop a love of books.

Now available!

You can now purchase your set of bookmarks online by completing the order form.
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Two Sets Available

There are two sets of bookmarks available for purchase: one for Kindergarten–Year 2 (5-8 year olds) and the other for students in Years 3-6 (8-12 year olds).

Kindergarten – Year 2

There are ten full colour bookmarks in the K-2 set with two different bookmarks for each of the five keys (1000 bookmarks in total).

Includes a Bookmark User Guide which provides information about strategies for teaching the five keys with suggestions about the type of books to use with the different bookmarks. 

Cost: $119*


Years 3-6

There are six full colour bookmarks in the set for Years 3-6 set (600 bookmarks in total). 

Includes a Bookmark User Guide which provides information about strategies for teaching the five keys with suggestions about the type of books to use with the different bookmarks. 

As it is anticipated that students in Years 3-6 will no longer need the Phonological Awareness and Phonics bookmarks, these haven’t been included in this set.

Cost: $99*

*Shipping cost: $19 flat rate