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Teachers' notes – references

Curriculum and assessment  |  Written language  |  Oral language  |  Visual language

Curriculum and assessment materials

The English exemplars are based on:

  • Ministry of Education (1994). English in the New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington: Learning Media. 

Each level 1i English exemplar includes a link to the early childhood curriculum:

  • Ministry of Education (1996). Te Whāriki: He Whāriki Mātauranga mō ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum. Wellington: Learning Media.

NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement)
Each level 5 English exemplar includes a link to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).

asTTle (Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning)
The version 1 CD-ROM of asTTle was trialled in a group of New Zealand schools in 2002. In 2003, the version 2 CD-ROM was published. This includes assessment tools for reading, writing, and mathematics (pānui, tuhituhi, pāngarau) in English and te reo Māori for years 5, 6, and 7.

  • Ministry of Education and the University of Auckland (2003). Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning: He Pūnaha Aromatawai mō te Whakaako me te Ako. Version 2. Wellington: Ministry of Education. 

Works or websites cited in the English exemplars
Where books or articles are cited in any of the English exemplars, a reference section listing these is included in that exemplar. The English progress indicators also include a reference section. The cited publications are those used by the teachers and students in the particular exemplar, or referred to in the matrices. They are not required texts. (Some traditional stories – for example, the story of the three little pigs – are referred to generically, not cited as specific publications.)

Written Language references 

Ministry of Education reading series
The Ministry of Education provides a variety of reading resources, including audio versions of many titles, for primary to early secondary classes. Teachers can also use these series to model good writing and to help students to develop their writing skills. The reading series are:

  • Ready to Read (years 1 to 3)
  • Junior Journal (years 2 to 3)
  • School Journal, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 (years 4 to 8)
  • The Journal of Young People's Writing
  • School Journal Story Library (years 6 to 10)
  • Choices (years 9 and 10)

Connected, which supports the mathematics, science, and technology curricula, can also be used in the classroom writing programme, particularly as a source of examples of explanatory writing.

Support materials for the reading series

Ready to Read

  • Ministry of Education (2001). Ready to Read Teacher Support Material. Wellington: Learning Media.
    This folder contains material for emergent and early levels.
  • Ministry of Education (1997). Reading and Beyond: Discovering Language through Ready to Read. Wellington: Learning Media.
  • Ministry of Education (2002). Books for Junior Classes. Wellington: Learning Media.
    This book lists titles and relates them to the Ready to Read colour wheel levels.

School Journal

  • Ministry of Education (1998). The Essential School Journal: A Handbook for Teachers. Wellington: Learning Media.
    This handbook offers suggestions on using the School Journal in classroom reading programmes.
  • Parts 1 and 2 of the School Journal are now published with teachers' notes.

Finding Ministry resources

Resource Link
Resource Link helps to keep schools up to date with the Ministry-provided resources delivered to them each term. Copies are distributed to schools on the basis of teacher numbers. 

Down the back of the chair
The Ministry of Education's catalogue of teaching and learning resources for schools. Call the Customer Services freephone (0800 660 662) with any enquiries. Send orders to freefax 0800 660 663 or email orders@thechair.minedu.govt.nz

Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)
TKI's communities page provides an abundance of learning materials, links, and references to support the teaching of English. (See also: English Online and the Assessment Resource Bank.)

Oral language references

Allen, Leanne, for the Western Australia Department of Education (1997). Oral Language: Resource Book. First Steps series. Port Melbourne, Victoria: Rigby Heinemann.

Dwyer, John (ed.) (1991). A Sea of Talk. London: Heinemann.

Evans, Jenny, for the Western Australia Department of Education (1997). Oral Language: Developmental Continuum. First Steps series. Port Melbourne, Victoria: Rigby Heinemann.

Howe, Alan (1992). Making Talk Work. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Jones, Pauline (ed.) (1996). Talking to Learn. Newton, New South Wales: Primary English Teaching Association.

Ministry of Education (1992). Exploring Language: A Handbook for Teachers. Wellington: Learning Media.

Rowe, Gaelene (1973). Let's Talk: Activities for Oral Language. Mount Waverly, Victoria: Dellasta.

Visual language references

Edwards, Sam (1996). Reading the Pictures: Activities with Film and Television in the Classroom. Auckland: Berkley Publishing.

Ministry of Education (1992). Exploring Language: A Handbook for Teachers. Wellington: Learning Media.

Moline, Steve (1995). I See What You Mean: Children at Work with Visual Information. Melbourne: Longman Australia.

Quin, Rod, McMahon, Barrie, and Quin, Robyn (1997). In the Picture: Reading Visual Language. Carlton, Victoria: Curriculum Corporation.

Quin, Rod, McMahon, Barrie, and Quin, Robyn (1997). Picture This: Reading Visual Language. Carlton, Victoria: Curriculum Corporation.