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Useful Websites

TKI Site Literacy Home Page

Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI ) is a bilingual portal plus web community, which provides quality assured educational material for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. The Literacy home page is dedicated to literacy aspects of the Ministry of Education's Literacy Strategy.


English Online

A site for all teachers of English.


The New Zealand Curriculum, English Exemplars

There are 75 written language exemplars, covering the functions of poetic writing and transactional writing as set out in English in the New Zealand Curriculum.


Progress Indicators for Written Language

View the matrices of progress indicators for Written Language.
They illustrate the English curriculum achievement objectives
across levels 1 to 5 as demonstrated in students' work.


New Zealand Literacy Learning Progressions

The purpose of the Literacy Learning Progressions is to provide teachers with a professional tool that shows them what knowledge and skills their students need in order to meet the reading and writing demands of the New Zealand Curriculum. The Literacy Learning Progressions PDF can be downloaded from the website.


The English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP)

The English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP) explain what ESOL specialists and mainstream teachers need to know about English language learners in order to maximise their learning and participation.


e-asTTle online learning and assessment tool

e-asTTle is the online assessment tool developed to assess students achievement and progress in reading, mathematics, writing; and in panui, pangarau and tuhituhi. The tool has been developed primarily for the assessment of students in years 5 - 10, but because it tests curriculum levels 2 - 6 it can be used for students in lower and higher year levels.


Assessment Resource Banks -ARBs

The Assessment Resource Banks provide on-line assessment resources for New Zealand teachers in English as well as other subject areas. The main features of the ARBs are: • resources are linked to the New Zealand English and other curriculum documents • teachers can adapt the resources to meet the needs of their learners • all resources have been trialled in New Zealand schools. Teacher information includes diagnostic and formative information


Ready To Read Teachers’ Notes

Ready to Read is the core reading series for students in years 1- 3. It supports teachers in developing student's literacy knowledge, processes and strategies. The series is leveled in accordance with the colour wheel, which shows progression indicated by nine colour segments.


School Journal

The School Journal supports students in years 4 - 8 to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the reading demands of all the curriculum areas.


Journal Surf Online Catalogue

This is the online catalogue of the New Zealand School Journal and other resources. VADEC holds a subscription to this. VADEC staff  please contact Dayle Campbell in the Media Centre to get the password.


New Zealand Council for Educational Research

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research is an independent, educational research organisation that provides educators, students, parents, policy makers and the public with innovative research, analysis and advice.

The link to the assessment resource banks is on the right hand side of this web page.

Nelson Primary (PM)

The web site of the publisher of the PM readers.


Captioning Access New Zealand

Captioning Access New Zealand was created to drive the captioning issues on behalf of the Deaf Community. It has a vision that Deaf and Hearing impaired people can access captions on TV, cinema movies and DVDs and enjoy the same entertainment as other people e.g. family and friends, workmates.


New Zealand Relay

The web site of New Zealand’s telecommunication services 
for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired, deaf-blind,
or speech-impaired.


Literacy Site Clerc Center Galludet University

Galludet University is the American site of the world’s only dedicated deaf university. 


Forest Bookshop
Children’s Books with Deaf Characters

Forest bookshop is a British site that specialises in books, videos, DVDs, CD-Roms and software about sign language and deaf issues. Children's books with deaf characters are available for purchase.