Immersing children in all three language strands




Developed by leading New Zealand educationalists and authors Jill Eggleton and the late Jo Windsor and enjoyed by children in New Zealand and around the world.

With more than 850 levelled books and resources from Pre-Emergent through to Advanced Fluency, Sails Literacy is the perfect programme for Guided Reading and Writing, Shared and Independent Reading. Fiction and Non-Fiction texts with humour and bright, colourful sophisticated designs that hook the reader and arouse curiosity.

 The Sails Literacy Series:

  • develops children's enjoyment of language
  • extends and enriches their vocabulary
  • develops analytical thinking and comprehension skills
  • stimulates imagination and supports creativity
  • develops reading strategies
  • helps understanding of purpose, structure and genre
  • provides extensive teacher support at every level

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Guided and Independent Reading

From First Wave to MainSails, Sails Literacy provides carefully levelled Fiction and Non-Fiction resources including progressive vocabulary to support student's language, reading, and oral development.


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Shared Reading

Rhythm and rhyme, magic and humour. Big Books and Digital Resources with small books for follow up reading.


2011 Award Winner - Sails Shared Interactive with English and Teo Reo Options


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Teacher Support

A wealth of resources are available including Assessment Kits, Poetry and Audio CDs, Interactive Resources and Teacher's Guides.


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Sailing around the world

Sails Literacy resources continue to be well-loved by students and teachers in USA, Canada, UK, Ireland and all over Asia. 

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