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Instructional Series

Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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  • Monsters lunch.

    Monster’s Lunch

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    When Monster starts school, two of his classmates look after him, but at lunchtime, they are in for a big surprise when they find out what he has in his lunch box!

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Number one.

    Number One

    by Joy Cowley

    pictures by Jill McDonald

    This humorous, imaginative narrative features a mischievous ghost who likes to frighten people. The story is supported by striking black and white illustrations. Repetitive elements in the text provide support for less confident readers.

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 1982

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  • Stick insects.

    Stick Insects

    by Dawn McMillan 

    This simple report describes what a stick insect is, where it lives, what it eats, how it keeps safe, and what its life cycle is. 

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Ant and the grasshoppers.

    The Ant and the Grasshoppers

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrations by Fraser Williamson

    This book for shared reading introduces the format of a play and is a retelling of the well-known fable. 

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2005

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  • Christmas jandals.

    The Crocodile’s Christmas Jandals

    by Margaret Mahy

    illustrated by Gavin Mouldey

    The crocodile loves his new Christmas jandals. But while he is at a beach barbecue, the waves steal away one of his blue jandals and all he can find is a left-foot red jandal. Later in the week, the crocodile wears the odd jandals to a football match. He discovers that he is sitting next to a girl who is wearing his jandal! They are both delighted to have found their missing jandals, and as well as finding his missing jandal, the crocodile is very happy to have found a new friend.

    #LFH

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language resource e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2013

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  • Hole in the kings sock.

    The Hole in the King’s Sock

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this humorous fairy tale, the King commands his servants to mend a hole in his sock. Nothing works until, at last, the Queen comes up with a solution that means the King will never have to put up with cold feet again.

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Shoes for the King, The King's Birthday

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • The safe place

    The Safe Place

    by Sue Mooar

    pictures by Clare Bowes

    This story, set on a Pacific island, tells of a hen’s search for a safe place to hatch her chicks. The strong narrative structure can be used as a model for writing, and the repetitive aspect of the text provides support for the reader.

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 1999

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  • Tshirts.

    T-shirts

    by Estelle Corney

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley 

    This lively, rhythmic, rhyming text describes T-shirts belonging to various family members. It’s an old favourite, which has been updated with new illustrations. 

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    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2006

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  • Watch me.

    Watch Me!

    by Desna Wallace

    photographs by Rod Morris

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2009

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  • Tide bring in.

    What Does the Tide Bring In?

    by Tania Mills

    photographs by Adrian Heke

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2007

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