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Early literacy teaching in action at New Zealand schools

This in-depth resource for teachers provides examples from 5 New Zealand schools of how the principles of effective literacy instruction in early primary school can be enacted in the classroom through a range of instructional activities and approaches.


Effective writing instruction in Years 3-8

How to build on early writing instruction in the middle and upper primary years

Effective writing instruction in the junior primary years

An introduction to the essential components of early writing instruction

Literacy: Why it matters

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

Theories of early literacy development

An overview of the key theories that describe how children develop the language and cognitive skills that underpin the process of reading and writing

Literacy and assessment

Understanding what to measure and how and why to measure it when evaluating students’ learning in early reading and writing

The pedagogy of reading

An overview of the key principles in teaching early reading

Marginalised adolescent literacy learners

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


Teaching children to read and write

Dr Christine Braid will share her vast knowledge and expertise around the processes involved in learning to read and write

Teaching writing at primary school

Dr Helen Walls, classroom practitioner and researcher, will present the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of writing instruction, including the re-evaluation of some widely-accepted practices

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

Increasing akonga oral language confidence and competence

Trudi Browne and Nic Rickard from Burnside School present this webinar, and discuss how a collaborative, whole school approach to oral language professional learning led to significant changes in akonga oral communication confidence and competence.


Oracy Framework rubric

As a registered user of The Education Hub, you are welcome to locally print, display and share this PDF of the Oracy Framework rubric,...

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"I have greatly appreciated the research that I have read and used to support my work."

Sarah, Year 5-6 teacher


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.

Teaching writing at primary school

A summary of some of the key insight's from Helen Wall's highly informative webinar on teaching writing

Reflecting on our state of literacy in Aotearoa New Zealand webinar

Exploring the need for open, constructive dialogue to improve literacy achievement in New Zealand

The state of literacy; how bad are things and why does it matter?

What the research says about current literacy levels in New Zealand

Addressing the literacy crisis; what needs to happen?

How to improve literacy in New Zealand



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