THE LITERACY LEARNING PROGRESSION
The Literacy Learning Progressions: Meeting the Reading and Writing Demands of the Curriculum is a professional
tool for teachers. It describes and illustrates the literacy-related knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students
need to draw on in order to meet the reading and writing demands of the New Zealand Curriculum from year 1 to
year 10. The expectations for levels of students’ literacy expertise, for each year of schooling through to the end of
year 8, are set out in The New Zealand Curriculum Reading and Writing Standards for Years 1–8 (2009). The Literacy
Learning Progressions alert teachers to what students need to know and be able to do, at specific points in their
schooling, if they are to engage with the texts and tasks of the curriculum and make the expected progress.