Literacy Innovators

A refreshing new approach to literacy in New Zealand

Literacy Innovators serves as a conduit for fresh, if not revolutionary, high-quality literacy products and programmes that are purposely designed for educators teaching primary and secondary school students.

Literacy Innovators is the brainchild of two passionate and highly qualified academics, Chuck Marriott and Louise Douglas, who have a combined teaching history in New Zealand spanning over 70 years.

Literacy Innovators makes available evidence and research based resources for teachers. Currently offering three resources, they plan to assist other educators with products they want to share with fellow teachers. Literacy Innovators can provide increased exposure, direct marketing and a trustworthy platform for online sales. If you have a teaching product that you would like Literacy Innovators to consider endorsing, please contact either Chuck or Louise.

The teaching frameworks and literacy programmes (WordLab, SevenPlus and AVAILLL) are comprehensive, methodical and novel. Best of all, they offer practical solutions for teachers who struggle to find effective resources, pedagogies and programmes to teach their students.

To be endorsed and promoted by Literacy Innovators, every aspect of each product or programme is rigorously researched, evaluated and thoroughly tested in schools. Before being vetted each literacy product must demonstrate that it is:

• evidenced-based teaching
• relevant to the New Zealand curriculum
• affordable for schools
• teacher and student friendly
• motivating for both teachers and students
• effective and practical

“Teachers are very savvy and cautious when it comes to purchasing resources for their classroom. Funds are limited so must be spent on products that deliver effective results. Teachers recommend our products to their colleagues because they know they offer outstanding value,” — Louise Douglas


A spelling programme for all levels

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A short-term reading intervention programme (Years 3-8)

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A research-validated reading enhancement programme

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“For an educational resource to be offered by us it must meet strict criteria. At a very minimum, it must be evidence and research based and fit the qualifications for best practice.” Chuck Marriott