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Our goal is to improve literacy outcomes for students by providing teachers with quality training and resources. We hope that our books and resources provide you with a wealth of practical information and support.

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About the Authors

Sheena Cameron is an experienced teacher who has taught in New Zealand, the UK and the United States. She has taught at primary, intermediate and tertiary levels. Sheena currently facilitates literacy workshops both in New Zealand and internationally and is the author of The Reading Activity Handbook, (2004), The Display and Publishing Handbook (2006) and Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies (2009).

Louise Dempsey is an experienced teacher, consultant and trainer who has worked in New Zealand and the UK. She facilitates literacy training and professional learning at schools and teachers’ centres around New Zealand and also leads a professional learning project across three schools on the Mt Roskill Campus in Auckland. She has completed a range of writing projects for NZ and English publishers, including the Department of Education in the UK.