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Niue Language Week starts 17 October


Niue Language Week starts 17 October (beginning of term 4). Fakaalofa lahi atu! Niue is one of the world's largest coral islands.Find student resources about the Niuean language, culture, festivals, food, and the Niuean ... Read more »

New and updated Phonics Plus book overviews


The new Māhuri|Sapling Phonics Plus book overview is now online, and an update to the Tupu|Seedling Phonics Plus book overview.See: Ready to Read Phonics Plus – Resources for teaching and learningBook overviews will be provided for each ... Read more »

Applications open for Better Start Literacy Approach


The Better Start Literacy Approach is provided by the University of Canterbury and provides professional support for new entrant and year 1 teachers and literacy specialists.It focuses on the link between spoken ... Read more »

Updated Scope and Sequence for levelling Ready to Read Phonics Plus


The “scope” describes the breadth and depth of content and skills to be taught;  the “sequence” provides the order of content and skills to be taught. Ready_to_Read_Phonics_Plus_Scope and Sequence_19July (PDF 427KB) ... Read more »

Early literacy approach update


The Early Literacy Approach comprises three elements: Ready to Read Phonics Plus books and supporting materials, Better Start Literacy professional support, and Reading Recovery and Early Learning Support.The second tranche of Ready ... Read more »

Delay to online resources for Phonics Plus books.


It's great to hear many schools are receiving their second set of Phonics Plus books. Unfortunately, there is a delay in getting the supporting content for the Phonics Plus books online. We ... Read more »

NEW Junior Journal 62


In schools and online now. PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:   ... Read more »

2021 NZLA Conference


4–5 October, 2021 at the stunning Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Iona College in picturesque Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay.The NZLA Conference is where professionals from all areas of literacy education come together to ... Read more »

BSLA guidance for schools


A breakdown of the areas of focus for the Better Start Literacy Approach, and possible messages to include in your discussions.Closing date cohort 2 is 3 June. Schools are informed of outcome on ... Read more »

Early Literacy Approach: Better Start Literacy Approach


The Ministry of Education is providing professional support to strengthen early literacy teaching, learning, and monitoring assessments.The Early Literacy Approach comprises three parts:  Ready to Read Phonics Plus – new texts to ... Read more »


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