Literacy Resources

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All About Reading and All About Spelling

Bob Books, by Bobby Lynn Maslen [book] (a series of books designed to teach reading skills acquisition)

Education Perfect: English (aligned to the NZ curriculum) – NCHENZ has a special subscription rate, see the Members Area

ESA English and Literacy Titles (Years 1-13) NCHENZ members receive additional 10% off total order, input code NCHENZ10OFF when you order online

Excellence in Writing (extensive writing curriculum, some Christian based content)

Fun English Games for Kids: Free teaching resources online

Hand writing without tears: A complete hand writing curriculum for all children

IXL English (online English programme) Support NCHENZ by signing up to IXL via our link – receive 20% off your first month or year and NCHENZ receives a small commission

Oxford Owl: Help your child’s reading (free website by Oxford University Press for ages 3-11yrs)

Phonics Hero (reading and spelling using the phonics method)

Progeny Press Study Guides for Literature (Christian perspective)

Reading Eggs (online literacy programme) NCHENZ has a special subscription rate, see the Members Area

Read Write Think: International Reading Association (free materials)

S:iiiL (a family owned and operated education provider based in Dunedin, creative writing taught online)

SpellingCity (game-based learning tool for vocabulary, spelling, writing and language arts, some free content)

StepsWeb (NZ company; online literacy program which adapts to each learner and practises all the core skills needed for reading and spelling)

Studyladder: English (web based program covering 10+ subjects) – NCHENZ has a special subscription offer, see the Members Area

Reading 1

Sunshine Online (NZ digital literacy and early numeracy program for children aged approx 5-10yrs, NZ homeschoolers can apply for a grant to access via Pye Foundation)

Starfall (free phonics programme)

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, by Siegfried Englemann, Phyllis Haddox and Elaine Bruner [book]

The Brave Writer Program (online language arts and writing courses for home educators)

The Homeschool Kit Co (literacy-oriented kits for hire)

The Three R’s: Reading, writing, and arithmetic, by Ruth Beechick [book]

Wai Ako (online Te Reo Maori resource for primary aged children) – email to ask about a discount for homeschoolers

Wild Side Publishing: Real Stories, Real Hope (10% discount for NCHENZ members, email for a catalogue)

Wordsmith Creative Writing Series