How does EP support Literacy?
Education Perfect provides access to Smart Lessons, Lists, Assessments, and Competitions that focus on building a student’s ability to comprehend and compose texts in different subjects across the curriculum.
EP facilitates holistic literacy growth through multimodal, interactive, and curriculum-aligned tasks and lessons.
EP literacy content ranges from focused linguistic skill building, like spelling, grammar, and punctuation, to contextual reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks which help develop higher-order thinking and critical literacy skills.
Contextual modules for primary-level literacy development foster an understanding of specific textual purposes. Lessons in narrative text, poetry, persuasive texts and informative texts supplement aligned language skills tasks.
Students are challenged with active reading tasks like skimming and scanning and work through mechanics lessons to improve grammatical understanding, punctuation use and spelling knowledge.
- Australia: Check out our guide, or view our Primary Literacy resources.
- NZ: Check out our guide, or view our Primary Literacy resources.
- International: Check out our guide, or view our Primary Literacy resources.
A range of EP functions and features offer key resources to support secondary learners in their literacy learning.
Click each header below to learn more.
Placement diagnostics indicate your student's approximate literacy level for core reading and writing skills.
Upon completion, reporting indicates a percentage breakdown of performance against each question level. This assessment data can then assist in assigning the appropriate Language Conventions or Reading Diagnostic assessment, which automatically recommends and assigns individualised next steps.
We have assessments available for varying levels depending on the region in which you are based. In Australia, Assessments are available for students learning at Level 7 to Level 10, while NZ covers learners from NZC3 to NZC6.
Similar to the above, these tests provide recommended next steps for students to work through once work is completed.
Combining both assessments ensures that your students are working on skills that are targeted at the appropriate level. Diagnostic tests include pre- and post-tests to measure growth and assess the impact of followup activities over time using the compare results feature.
To support literacy across the curriculum and ensure students master subject-specific vocabulary, an extensive library of interactive spelling lists and glossaries are embedded into lessons across all subject areas.
Coupled with our Spelling Strategies and Rules lessons and the vast array of resources in the Spelling & Vocabulary folders, resources are intended to help students become more confident in their spelling and writing.
- Australia: Our NAPLAN Levelled Spelling Practice Test helps you and your students assess their spelling level and recommends next steps to help facilitate improvement.
- NZ: Our Levelled Spelling Practice Test helps you and your students assess their spelling level and recommends followup work.
- Schools outside of ANZ: We have a Levelled Spelling Practice Test to help you and your students assess their spelling level. Recommended next steps are automated, helping to facilitate improvement.
This library contains short text lessons, including comprehension and response tasks. These are structured to meet the performance criteria of each regional syllabi where wide reading or multi modal texts are required.
You can curate your own units of work from this library, using texts and lessons which help to support and back up prescribed reading lists.
Find these lessons in the Content Library within Reading topic folders.
Our dedicated ESOL/EAL subject area is continuing to grow, with resources now available for A1-B2 English language learners. This is proving very beneficial, not only for ESOL students but also for learning support students.
These resources are designed to provide level-appropriate practice of core language learning skills, as well as basic Getting Started in EAL lessons, and additional advanced EAL content for more advanced students.
Education Perfect has developed original NAPLAN Literacy practice materials to help in both identifying and remedying each student's individual strengths and weaknesses.
Year 7 and 9 Practice exams cover Language Conventions, Reading Comprehension, and Narrative and Persuasive Writing options.
Our Essay Writing Guide consists of a series of lessons that model student response essays to literary texts and provide scaffolded guidance for writing their essay responses. View our Essay Writing Guide resources.
These folders can be found in the English & Literature area of the Content Library. We are planning to create new content and practice assessments that will enable kura and kaiako to determine accurately whether their learners are ready to sit and pass these NCEA co-requisites.
We offer carefully curated resource banks to support schools in preparing students for the PISA tests. EP is an ‘all in one' resource to support students’ ongoing skill development and critical thinking in core PISA subjects, including English.
Students can be guided to develop their literacy skills using our anonymous, in-platform Peer Review tool. This process provides students the opportunity to develop their ability to give constructive feedback, receive advice on their own writing, and see and reflect on different approaches other students have taken in responding to a question. Feedback can be used to help students reflect upon and improve their writing skills. Learn more by visiting our dedicated help guide.
The text-to-speech button available in all lessons (excluding Languages) supports student participation and engagement in subject-specific content, and for whom literacy would otherwise be a barrier.
Curriculum-specific cognitive verbs are included in all lessons. Extended Response questions also include model responses and explanations for cognitive verb use.
EP Maths resources support students to be able to:
- Understand and correctly use mathematical language with the inclusion of interactive spelling, glossary and definition lists covering all topics within the maths content.
- Understand and correctly use mathematical notation and symbols with dedicated resources covering their meaning and applications.
- Develop digital literacy for mathematical notation by providing shortcut keyboard strokes in the working formula bar.
- Read, interpret and produce different textual forms, such as graphs, tables and mathematical diagrams with the inclusion of Extended Response question types and embedded Desmos activities within lessons.
- Explain their thinking and make inferences about data using correct mathematical language both verbally and in written form using Extended Response question types.
- Understand and correctly apply mathematical conventions with dedicated lessons covering topics such as commutative, associative and distributive laws.
EP Science resources support students to be able to:
- Understand and correctly use scientific language with the inclusion of interactive spelling, glossary and definition lists covering all topics within the science content.
- Comprehend and compose texts with dedicated lessons that guide students on how to communicate information and ideas, describe events and phenomena, recount experiments, record, present and evaluate data, give explanations and present predictions, opinions or claims using Extended Response question types.
- Communicate scientific understanding and findings to a range of audiences, justify ideas on the basis of evidence, and evaluate and debate scientific arguments and claims with dedicated lessons covering such skills.
- Meet the complex demands of reading in science with a large range of reading materials including news and magazine articles, reports, diagrams, videos, simulations and models.
- Plan and carry out experiments with dedicated Science Investigation lessons and supporting resources.
- Speak about a variety of topics using resources such as Science News and responses provided through Peer Review as group or whole-class discussion, presentation or debate stimulus. The Audio Recorder question type also provides opportunities for students to verbally respond to stimulus.
- Interpret and produce different textual forms, such as graphs, tables and diagrams with the inclusion of Extended Response question types and embedded Desmos activities within lessons.
EP Geography resources support students to be able to:
- Understand and correctly use geographical language with the inclusion of interactive spelling, glossary and definition lists covering all topics within the geography content.
- Develop visual literacy skills with the inclusion of photographs, moving images, graphs and cartoons in lesson content.
- Develop spatial literacy skills, with dedicated lessons covering the understanding of spatial relationships and awareness of how geographical space is represented.
- Analyse geographical data and other information using qualitative and quantitative methods, and digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, to identify and propose explanations for spatial distributions, patterns and trends and infer relationships with dedicated lessons covering these skills.
- Access and interpret a range of primary and secondary sources, including spoken, audio, written, visual and multimodal.
- Compose and produce a range of texts, including spoken, written, graphical, visual and multimodal that employ geographical language and include informative and persuasive genres using Extended Response question types.
- Create maps, diagrams and photographs using the Scratchpad or Uploader tools and also interact verbally to create formal and informal texts using the Audio Recorder question type.
- Evaluate sources and recognise how language and images can be used to make and manipulate meaning.
EP History resources support students to be able to:
- Understand and correctly use historical language with the inclusion of interactive spelling, glossary and definition lists covering all topics within the history content.
- Develop texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources that are acknowledged.
- Use a range of communication forms including oral, graphic, written, and digital technologies with dedicated lessons on creating an audiovisual presentation and forms of communication.
- Develop key skills, including, sequencing chronology, using historical sources as evidence, identifying continuity and change, analysing causes and effect and determining historical significance with a range of dedicated skills lessons.
- Read and critically analyse primary and secondary sources, including visual sources such as paintings, photographs, maps, and timelines with dedicated lessons that develop such skills.
- Speak about and discuss interpretations and ideas of the past using lesson resources and responses provided through Peer Review as group or whole-class discussion, presentation or debate stimulus. The Audio Recorder question type also provides opportunities for students to verbally respond to stimulus.
- NZ only: EP's Aotearoa NZ Histories lessons can also be used as literacy supports for students. These lessons are aimed at Years 7-10 and complement the cross curricular literacy drive demanded by the new NZ curriculum.
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