Marie Clay was an influential literacy researcher and educationalist who pioneered the Reading Recovery programme. Best of all, she was a Kiwi. Her research and books have changed the experience of learning to read for many children around the world.
Essential Resources is the sole distributor of Marie Clay books and sheet pads in New Zealand. Her most popular titles include Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals – a valuable resource for those teachers who wish to design individualised Reading Recovery literacy lessons.
Running Records for Classroom Teachers is a tool for teachers to assess how learners read independently – for example, what is a child looking at when they read? Similarly, Record of Oral Language helps teachers to observe and understand the changes in oral language development.