Editable Resources for English Teachers


Task workbooks for 

NZQA Achievement and Unit Standard

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About the Achievement and Unit Standard Tasks

  • Complete workbooks.  Editable in Microsoft.

  • 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.  Feedback welcome!

All resources come in Microsoft and Google but as of May 2020 you get Microsoft and an Interactive Google version.  This means one purchase gives you 4 versions so hopefully all your needs covered!  Again, feedback welcome.

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Text Recommendations from 'the Forum'

A Google sheet collating all the text recommendations NZ teachers have added to the forum (as of January 2021).  Will try to keep up!  Please note, it's set as view only - you can view it but not edit it.  If you have recommendations, please use the awesome forum or add it straight to the Secondary English Community Doc.

About Me

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 and share 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. 

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 a few of my old teaching resources at the bottom of the page.  Pillage and plunder at your leisure!


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

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Link to a Few of My Old Teaching Resources

Free - Google Drive Folders

I've dumped a few things in a Google folder straight from my school folders - bits and bobs you are welcome to wade through.  They're not pretty, not organised, some are even incomplete, and they do include bits I've scrounged from elsewhere ... so good luck! 

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