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

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Knowledge of secondary literacy

Literacy in secondary schools

For many students, literacy changes considerably at a Secondary school level. The "writing whare" is a visual support to start a conversation that builds deeper understanding. This helps learners to think about the questions that help create a meaningful text, while considering the text features that are common to their subject area and text type.

Guidelines for effective adolescent literacy instruction

The aim of this section is to give you a framework for thinking about effective adolescent literacy instruction. This framework can be used in two main ways:

  • to frame your inquiry about the professional learning needs of teachers in regard to literacy
  • to help shape the professional development content you provide.

The framework is made up of three principles and twelve guidelines about effective adolescent literacy pedagogy (how teachers teach) and content (what students need to learn about literacy).

Leading literacy in your school

The Literacy Learning Progressions describes the specific literacy knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students draw on in order to meet the reading and writing demands of the curriculum. Teachers need to ensure that their students develop the literacy expertise that will enable them to engage with the curriculum at increasing levels of complexity and with increasing independence. 

Published on: 06 Apr 2018