Joy Alcock is an author, publisher and literacy consultant who developed the Word Detective series of literacy resources which focus on learning to write and spell and include teacher guides, posters, interactive games, music and early readers. She has now launched an online professional learning website which allows schools to run their own school-based professional learning around spelling and early literacy development.
The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) is New Zealand’s only national, independent educational research organisation. NZCER Press is the organisation’s publishing arm, publishing research-based assessment tools, journals, books and classroom resources, written by external authors and in-house researchers. Their publications are designed to meet the needs they identify across the education sector through their research work.
Rainbow Reading (and the US version: New Heights) is a program comprising audio-supported “hi-lo”, leveled books with audio-support provided on pre-recorded “magic” reading pens. The system is research-proven to significantly lift reading competence and confidence in beginning readers, including students learning English. miniRAINBOWS is a series for very young children to read and enjoy supported by the magic audiopen.
Ryan Publications publishes write-on workbooks based on the world-renowned NZ curriculum, written by esteemed classroom practitioners. Titles include English language for primary pupils; English, Social Studies, Science, Maths, Technology, French & Drama for Years 9 & 10 with ESL and Maori in development; English language for senior students. Print versions readily available with digital in development.
S & L Publishing is the publisher of The Writing Book; a writing book full of practical advice, strategies and support material for writers. An important aid in the classroom it is also valuable for adults who want to hone their skills.
Scholastic New Zealand Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest publishers and distributors of children’s books. Founded in 1962, the company publishes 30–40 titles annually, aimed at all levels, from preschool to young adult. Locally published titles are actively promoted overseas, initially through the international Scholastic group.
The Wendy Pye Group is an educational publisher that specialises in literacy learning and English Language Learning delivered on tablets. We work in many countries around the world. Our philosopy has been to teach the world to read: to connect the world with digital and print resources using subscription websites, apps and books that mirror the digital reading packs.