Resources for Secondary School English Teachers,  including complete work booklets for

Achievement and Unit Standard Tasks (shareable with your in-school colleagues).

Afford - Edit - Share - Print.

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About our 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.

  • Purchasing an Achievement or Unit Standard task will give you both a Microsoft and Google version.

Glitter and Glue lesson starters - Set 5 out 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 Friday ... so, subscribe, then MAKE A COPY before it disappears!


Feedback and ideas welcome - just email me.


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Poster:  Write like a master carver

Get students to see writing as CRAFTING

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Hi!  I'm Sue de Lautour.  I have over 20 years'  experience teaching High School English and live in Tauranga, New Zealand.  This site was first designed to cater for the needs of teachers with regard to Achievement and Unit Standard tasks.  Everything else here I've added as the urge has hit! 


When it comes to Achievement Standards and Unit Standards, I know for sure that teachers need resources they can:

  • afford

  • edit (to put  their own spin on them)

  • share  online with their students

  • share with colleagues without having to worry about the copyright police arriving

  • rely on to guide students to success.

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.  Of course, you can always just hit 'print' to give out hard copies.  Our latest resources include a PDF version also.

As mentioned above, everything else began to follow as needs, requests and the desire hit!  Eg:  Website pages you can never find (NZQA pages... cough... cough).  So that's what I'm doing!  You might even find Drive Resources your new 'go to' site! 

One last thing - do feel free to check out the link below (in the red panel) to Google folders full of free resources - my old teaching ones.  Pillage and plunder at your leisure!


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

Link to my Old Teaching Resources

Free - Google Drive Folders

So, I've dumped a few things in a Google folder straight from my school folders.  They are full of collections of old bits and bobs you are welcome to wade through.  They're not pretty, not organised, some are even incomplete, and include bits I've scrounged from elsewhere ... so good luck!  Here is the link to the Google Folder which is, of course, set to view only (so make a copy if you want to edit / keep anything).

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