Posts by Kristy Lam

Word Mania Australia and New Zealand 2019 champions announced!

Australia and New Zealand’s biggest literacy competition has wrapped up for 2019! More than 2000 schools improved their literacy outcomes by participating in Word Mania this year. Run by LiteracyPlanet for Years 1 to 9, Word Mania is based on a digital word building exercise that challenges students to think outside the box and create…

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LiteracyPlanet out and about in August

August

We’re well over halfway through the year and as always the LiteracyPlanet team is having an absolute blast helping improve English literacy outcomes around the world. See what the team has been up to here! Australia and New Zealand continue to impress in Word Mania Word Mania Australia New Zealand has been an incredible success…

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Tips to help your class get a better Word Mania score

Here are six tips to help your class get the best Word Mania score possible, so you’re in a chance of sharing in the prizes. Keep practising, and hopefully your students will qualify for the Final Round! 1. Encourage your students to go for the easy words first Longer, more complex words earn more points,…

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Crystal Palace F.C. wins Word Mania Premier League

To say there’s always a lot going on at LiteracyPlanet would be quite an understatement. Earlier this year we ran a Word Mania competition for the English Premier League, where academy players from some of the biggest football clubs in the world were challenged to test their spelling skills. To make the grade in English…

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Out and about in July

It’s hard to believe, but we’re over halfway through 2019! July is always a busy time for the LiteracyPlanet team, but as always we’ve had an absolute ball helping students around the world engage with our program. See what the team has been up to in July. Australia and New Zealand on track for record-breaking…

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Informative blogs every teacher should follow

Whether you want to keep up with important industry news or simply need a bit of inspiration for a lesson plan, there’s no shortage of informative teacher blogs out there. So you don’t waste your time trawling the murky waters of the internet, we’ve created a shortlist containing six informative blogs every teacher should follow.…

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Students on track for a record-breaking Word Mania

Students in Australia and New Zealand are on track for a record-breaking Word Mania, with just two weeks to go until the competition officially starts. Created by LiteracyPlanet, an award-winning online English literacy education program, Word Mania challenges students to build as many words as they can in three minutes, from 15 randomly generated letter…

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ESL Frequently Asked Questions

At LiteracyPlanet we’re proud to have a product that offers a world of opportunities for schools and homes where students are learning English as a second language. In schools where few teachers and/or students speak, read and write fluently in English, LiteracyPlanet can be a great help in the acquisition of English. Many teachers for…

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Out and about in June!

Can you believe it’s the end of June already? It’s a busy time of the year at LiteracyPlanet, but as always we’re having an absolute ball bringing our program to schools around the world! Here are a few highlights from the month of June! Word Mania Australia/New Zealand Practice Round! The Practice Round for Word…

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What the NSW State Budget means for teachers

We’re right in the middle of another busy teaching year. And while many of us have enough on our plates to worry about right now, the the NSW Government made a couple of announcements in yesterday’s State Budget reveal that will have many teachers justifiably concerned. NSW pledges $10 billion for ‘hospital building blitz’: The…

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