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Early literacy teaching in action at New Zealand schools

This in-depth resource for teachers provides examples from 5 New Zealand schools of how the principles of effective literacy instruction in early primary school can be enacted in the classroom through a range of instructional activities and approaches.


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Teaching spelling in primary and intermediate schools

Key principles and strategies for teaching spelling across all levels of primary school.

Effective vocabulary instruction

The importance of vocabulary knowledge and how to teach it in literacy programmes and across the curriculum.

School libraries as safe spaces promoting literacy and wellbeing

The role and value of school libraries.

How to plan for whole-school literacy

Priorities and guidelines for developing a school-wide literacy policy.

Turning boys of all ages into life-long readers

Research-based strategies for encouraging boys to read for enjoyment.

Effective writing instruction in Years 3-8

How to build on early writing instruction in the middle and upper primary years

Effective writing instruction in the junior primary years

An introduction to the essential components of early writing instruction

Literacy: Why it matters

The importance of literacy is promoting a wide range of outcomes in education and beyond

Writing in a digital age


Oral language foundations for literacy

Speech language therapist and literacy consultant Emma Nahna talks about the fundamental importance of oral language as part a broad, rich literacy programme

Supporting oral language in primary schools

Emma Nahna joined us for a follow-up webinar to explore in more detail strategies teachers can employ to support oral language development across the primary school years

Reading in the digital age

Professor Emerita Naomi Baron of American University discussed the extensive research from the past decade that has explored the nature and impact of reading digitally

Teaching children to read and write

Dr Christine Braid shares her vast knowledge and expertise around the processes involved in learning to read and write

Teaching writing at primary school

Dr Helen Walls, classroom practitioner and researcher, will present the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of writing instruction, including the re-evaluation of some widely-accepted practices

The state of literacy webinar

The perilous state of literacy in New Zealand – The Education Hub launches its latest report with a panel discussion

Increasing akonga oral language confidence and competence

Trudi Browne and Nic Rickard from Burnside School present this webinar, and discuss how a collaborative, whole school approach to oral language professional learning led to significant changes in akonga oral communication confidence and competence.


Oracy Framework rubric

As a registered user of The Education Hub, you are welcome to locally print, display and share this PDF of the Oracy Framework rubric,...

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