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National Library Services to Schools Term 2 orders extended


To help schools get their term 2 orders in, National Library Services to Schools have extended this term’s loan order period for another week to 11 June.This means term 3 orders will ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

New Ready to Read Phonics Plus books


The first 20 new Ready to Read Phonics Plus books are being sent free to all schools with learners in years 1–3.These books have been designed to advance children’s ability to decode ... Read more »

Strengthening early literacy teaching and learning


Beginning this term, teachers and literacy specialists will have access to a connected range of support material, which focuses on strengthening early literacy teaching and learning at the beginning of the pathway.New ... Read more »

Updates to the Resource Teacher Literacy Manual


The Resource Teachers of Literacy (RTLit) Service provides time-limited support to years 0–8 students with high literacy needs. To do this, approximately 109 RTLit teachers work with classroom teachers to build teacher ... Read more »

New Ready to Read books arriving in primary schools in March


The first 20 Ready to Read Phonics Plus books will arrive in schools at the end of March.  These books enhance the current Ready to Read series and will support the explicit teaching of phonics ... Read more »


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