Resources for High School English Teachers

Including Achievement and Unit Standard Task Workbooks!

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Achievement and Unit Standard Tasks (Complete workbooks)

  • Clear, logically sequenced instructions.

  • Hyperlinks.

  • Scaffolding tools to encourage success.

  • Unpacked Achievement Criteria.

  • Cover sheets included in Unit Standard task booklets.

  • Buy one, then print and share as many as you like (within your school).  Happy days!

  • Reasonably priced. (Because I know teachers often spend their OWN money on resources!)

  • Currently trialing explanatory videos to go with resources.

Glitter and Glue lesson starters - Set 2 Available now!

10 PDF lesson starters with active hyperlinks.  Each set gives you 2 weeks' worth of starters and is available for use by the original purchaser only.  Glitter & Glue gives you nuts and bolts for English (the glue), then a peek at something of interest from the world (the glitter).  Sets follow a logical learning progression throughout the year.  Note:  subscribers get free access to the Google Slides version (as well as the PDF) for 24 hours when our newsletter is emailed out every second Thursday. Feedback and ideas welcome - just email me.


Latest Ach Std Task

2.4 Writing - Lock in the Legend


Latest Unit Std Task

US26624 Reading

Read Medicine Instructions

Part of the "First Aid" Topic


Latest NZCEL Std Task


Write Simple Texts on an Everyday Topic



Subject-Specific Resource

Complete film study resource

for Blood Diamond



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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Try this!  Honestly - it works!



Hi!  I'm Sue, and I've been teaching English for 25 years.  I need resources that I can:

  • afford

  • edit (to put my own spin on them)

  • share easily through Google Drive (no warped formatting after converting from Microsoft Word)

  • rely on to guide my students to success.

My students need resources that:

  • allow them to work independently, at their own pace

  • are a little more 21st Century

  • 'speak' to them clearly ... in teen lingo (yes, yes, an oxymoron)

  • look (at least reasonably) cool.


​So, Drive Resources is here!  The idea is that you do what I've been doing - sharing the task booklets to students through Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive - hence the name Drive Resources.  Alternatively, you could upload documents to your Google Classroom or Microsoft Class Notebook, or even email students the word document.  If you want to lock in that format to send it out as an uneditable document, just save it as a PDF.  Of course, you can always just hit 'print' to give out hard copies.

Then, I thought, "I think I'll add a whole lot of other stuff teachers might find helpful" - eg Website pages you can never find (huh...hmmm... NZQA pages... cough... cough).  So that's what I'm doing!  You might even find Drive Resources your new 'go to' site! 


Feel free to contact me with your feedback or resource requests.  Nga mihi, Sue.

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