Rigby Blueprints

Rigby Blueprints is a literacy series for middle and upper primary students that provides complete units of work for a school term. 


There are sixteen units in total over the four series, each comprising a big ideas book and CD, a guided reading book and five topic books. Comprehensive materials are available to enrich your literacy lessons with scene setters, a range of stimulating texts in a range of text types, audio texts, interactive activities, challenges and assessment tasks. Each series is also supported by a teacher's resource book and listening post audio CD and blackline masters.

Three fiction and two nonfiction texts are provided for every unit, which all support and challenge students to formulate big ideas and contemplate issues facing them in their daily lives. Rigby Blueprints encourages even reluctant readers with content covering current issues and Australian topics.

Explore the components of Rigby Blueprints

Big Ideas Book and CD


  • Each class is designed to start with the big ideas book to set the scene for the unit of work
  • Presents the 'challenge' to be learnt from each unit
  • Anthology style texts/articles ('Pacing Texts') featuring a variety of text types
  • Includes an interactive CD with activities and assessment tasks

Buy the Big Ideas Books and CDs

Guided Reading Book


  • Levelled guided reading caters for different reading abilities
  • A variety of text types, listed in the contents page


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Topic Books


  • Five topic books per unit, three of which are nonfiction, and two fiction*
  • Both fiction and nonfiction topic books are linked to the Big ideas book for further investigation
  • Contemporary Australian and global content that reflects local and world issues and keeps students engaged
  • A variety of reading levels catering for differentiated learning

Middle Primary Series A Unit 4 is the only exception, with three fiction and two nonfiction.


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Teacher's Resource Book


  • Options for whole class or small group teaching
  • Save time with teaching notes and activities for each text
  • Literacy skills and thinking level charts
  • Running records and skills activities blackline masters
  • Highly structured teacher support with step-by-step instruction
  • Assessment information including rubrics


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Listening Post Audio CD and Blackline Masters


  • 12 audio texts related to each phase or class
  • Comprehension and Activity blackline masters linked to each text
  • Develops speaking and listening skills

Buy the Listening Post Audio CD and Blackline Masters

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Rigby Literacy Collections

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