Series Overview - English

Two Series for English Study

Sigma Publications provides two English workbook series for New Zealand students - Action English and NCEA Achievement Standards. All Sigma write-on English workbooks are based on the New Zealand English curriculum and feature a comprehensive range of English activities and exercises that encourage even the most reluctant of learners and improve their literacy skills.

Action English - Years 3 to 10

A comprehensive series developed to reinforce the essential written language skills in the current New Zealand English Curriculum.

Action English is Sigma’s series of write-on workbooks that practise English  from Primary to Intermediate and through to Junior Secondary school level. The series works in sequence and can be used for remedial or extension as necessary to address different levels of understanding in the classroom.  Able students can forge ahead in the series, while lower level Action English workbooks can be used for remedial or catch-up purposes. For the students, owning their own workbook lends value to the resource, as compared to fly-away comprehension worksheets.  

Action English books include the following features:

  • English skills instructions boxes
  • ‘See and Do’ worked examples
  • Chapters on : Word Classes, Written Language, Punctuation, Dictionary Skills, Language Skills, Spelling, Research Skills, English grammar exercises, Comprehension Skills
  • A full set of removable answers
  • Maori language component
  • Loads of illustrations with a fun superhero theme

Sigma NCEA Workbooks bring Exam Success

For Year 11 students, Sigma provides a series of eleven NCEA Level 1 workbooks, featuring a dedicated workbook for each Level 1 Achievement Standard. Ranging between 50-75 pages, depending on credit's weighting,  Sigma’s NCEA English workbooks provide the core study material and many of the literary resources required for each Achievement Standard as per the NZ English curriculum. Workbooks include the use of excellent New Zealand based film, short story, visual, poetry, and drama resources. You need only buy the workbooks for the standards your class is studying.

Sigma’s NCEA English Workbook Series features:

  • Detailed instruction boxes teaching the key skills for the achievement standard with worked examples
  • Plenty of practice tasks for classwork or homework
  • A comprehensive set of task answers
  • Model exam answers showing reasons for awarding grades
  • Guided writing space for producing assessment work
  • Spread the cost – buy only relevant workbooks each term
  • Excellent for external assessment revision

Catalogue  - English

Primary English

For Year 3
  • 1-2: $18.50
  • 3-19: $17.50
  • 20+: $14.50
For Year 4
  • 1-2: $19.95
  • 3-19: $18.95
  • 20+: $15.95
For Year 5
  • 1-2: $19.95
  • 3-19: $18.95
  • 20+: $15.95
For Year 6
  • 1-2: $19.95
  • 3-19: $18.95
  • 20+: $15.95

Intermediate English

For Year 7
  • 1-2: $19.95
  • 3-19: $18.95
  • 20+: $15.95
For Year 8
  • 1-2: $19.95
  • 3-19: $18.95
  • 20+: $15.95

Secondary English

For Year 9
  • 1-2: $19.95
  • 3-19: $18.95
  • 20+: $15.95
For Year 10
  • 1-2: $19.95
  • 3-19: $18.95
  • 20+: $15.95

NCEA Level 1 English

For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00
For Year 11
  • 1-2: $5.95
  • 3-19: $4.50
  • 20+: $3.00