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Ministry of Education.


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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 »

Changes to Literacy Online


Changes are being made to the guidance and resources on Literacy Online to reflect the enhanced Ready to Read series, which now includes Ready to Read Phonics Plus.During this process, you may ... Read more »

Professional support for early literacy


Professional support will be available in 2021 and 2022 for literacy specialists and Years 1 to 3 teachers, with an initial focus on new entrant and Year 1 teachers.The  Better Start Literacy ... Read more »

Enhanced texts to support early literacy learning are coming in 2021


Enhanced texts to support early literacy learning are coming in 2021 Ready to Read Phonics Plus use explicit teaching of phonic knowledge and skills to help children ‘crack the code’, understand the meaning ... Read more »

Elsie Locke Writing Prize Winner 2020


We are delighted to share the 2020 winner of the Elsie Locke writing prize. The topic for 2020 was, “Life as a new New Zealander” and the winning entry was highly original, expertly ... Read more »

New NCEA Education website


The new  NCEA Education website launched last week as part of the resources to support the regional roll-out of the Accord Teacher Only Day 2020.   As the new home for NCEA, the website ... Read more »

Accessing PLD by podcast - Being the best teachers of English for Māori and Pasifika students


Christchurch teacher, Joseph Houghton, has produced 16 podcasts with diverse voices to make professional learning and development (PLD) easy to access for his Kāhui Ako. You can access them all here You might like ... Read more »


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