The proud sponsors of National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2013 are:
Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia’s national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.
As well as editions in print, Macquarie is available online and as apps. Macquarie Dictionary Online features the complete Macquarie Dictionary which is updated annually and its associated Macquarie Thesaurus.
Literacy Planet is an online English Literacy resource offering 10,000+ interactive exercises, activities and games that incorporate the key areas of literacy Pre-Reading, Phonics, Sight Words, Reading, Spelling, Comprehension and Grammar.
In addition, Literacy Planet offers teachers, principals and parents a range of teaching and reporting tools that help to monitor student progress and performance. Differentiated learning is available by assigning individual tasks to students.
Literacy Planet has been developed to engage students by using game and social mechanics, which motivate learning and reward participation.
Pilot Pen Australia is a firm believer in the importance of fostering creativity in children through activities such as creative writing, drawing and reading.
As a result, we are involved in several activities to support this. These include regional competitions, such as the SMH 'Young & Younger Writer of the Year' and the 'Little Aussie of the month' and sponsoring events like the 'Sydney Writers' Festival School Days program' and the Australian Government initiative 'National Literacy and Numeracy Week'.
Pilot Pen Australia has also started its own national Creative Writing Scholarship, which is open to students in years 5 and 6 across Australia.
For more information about the Scholarship and Pilot's involvement in these other creative initiatives, please visit www.pilotpen.com.au.
Penguin is one of the world's three largest English language publishers and publishes books in a wide variety of formats and subjects for adults and children embracing fiction and non-fiction.
Besides Australia it has companies in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Holland, Italy, China and Singapore and is one of the more versatile and adventurous publishing houses in the world—a unique situation which had its modest beginning with Allen Lane's ten paperbacks published at sixpence each.
Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children's publishing to Australian children for over 20 years and is recognised as a market leader in quality children's publishing. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Equally, Walker Books is passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning.