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Literacy Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.
Ministry of Education.

Literacy in the learning areas

For each learning area, students need specific help from their teachers as they learn:

  • the specialist vocabulary associated with that area
  • how to read and understand its texts
  • how to communicate knowledge and ideas in appropriate ways
  • how to listen and read critically, assessing the value of what they hear and read. (NZC, p 16)
  • Annotated student exemplars 

Students who are new learners of English or coming into an English-medium environment for the first time need explicit and extensive teaching of English vocabulary, word forms, sentence and text structures, and language uses. Visit ESOL online for further resources.

Literacy in the Arts

Exploring, refining, and communicating ideas

Literacy in English

Studying, using and enjoying language and literature

Literacy in Health and Physical Education

Learning in health-related and movement contexts

Literacy in Mathematics

Exploring relationships in quantities, space, and time

Literacy in Science

Investigating, understanding and exploring our world and beyond

Literacy in the Social Sciences

Exploring how societies work

Literacy in Technology

Intervention by design




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