Literacy (secondary level)

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Literacy (secondary level)

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Topic summary

Research reviews

Literacy: Why it matters

The importance of literacy is promoting a wide range of outcomes in education and beyond

How to plan for whole-school literacy

Priorities and guidelines for developing a school-wide literacy policy.

Literacy across the curriculum at secondary school

The importance of literacy teaching and learning across all curriculum areas at secondary school, and strategies for taking a cross-curricular approach.

Marginalised adolescent literacy learners

How to support students who need to make accelerated progress in literacy.

How to encourage teens to read

Why reading for pleasure is so beneficial for teenagers' learning and wellbeing, and what the research says about getting them to read more.

Turning boys of all ages into life-long readers

Research-based strategies for encouraging boys to read for enjoyment.


Using Comparative Judgement to improve writing

Daisy Christodoulou discusses how comparative judgement can help schools improve students’ writing.

Improving the coherence of literacy learning from ECE to Year 13

Teachers from Pupuke kāhui ako discuss their work to improve the continuity and coherence of literacy learning from early childhood education to Year 13.

Improving writing instruction across primary and secondary school

Teacher Jeanette Breen discusses what is most important for students to learn in their writing journey from Primary to Secondary

Reading in the digital age

Professor Emerita Naomi Baron of American University discussed the extensive research from the past decade that has explored the nature and impact of reading digitally

Literacy for secondary learning area teachers

Practical ways that secondary school teachers can use effective literacy approaches in their classroom teaching and learning programmes

The state of literacy webinar

The perilous state of literacy in New Zealand – The Education Hub launches its latest report with a panel discussion



Promoting effective literacy practices at secondary school

Key insights from our webinar with Irene Anderson and Jennifer Glenn on teaching reading and writing across subject areas in secondary schools.

Why is literacy important?

Exploring the importance of literacy at school and in life beyond school.
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