Introduction

Welcome to WordLab, an innovative, easy to deliver, evidence-based approach to the teaching and learning of spelling. Teachers at all levels of the primary school find WordLab a straightforward and engaging way to teach spelling to their students. The programme includes helpful video tutorials.

Daily lessons follow a simple routine of word exploration, are only 20 minutes long and come fully prepared. WordLab has two foundational elements that support the rest of the programme: Our Words and The Charts.


WordLab is an evidence-based whole-school spelling programme that is based upon the most up-to-date theory of how spelling skills are best learned and best taught.

Key features

  • Complete teaching programme for students in Years 1-8
  • Exceeds New Zealand National Standards requirements
  • Easy-to-use daily and weekly plans
  • Clear teaching routines
  • Encourages high student engagement
  • Includes over 900 printable charts
  • Developed for New Zealand literacy