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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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  • Greedy cat is hungry.

    Greedy Cat is Hungry

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    In this humorous story, Greedy Cat appeals to several family members for food but has no luck until Katie, the family’s youngest member, takes pity on him. Students will have met Greedy Cat before in The New Cat (Magenta) and in the shared text Greedy Cat.

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • At the pool.

    At the Pool

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Polina Outkina

    When Mum takes James and Noah to the pool, Noah has a great time playing on an inflatable dinosaur but James worries about getting into the water. Eventually, Noah's urging and the prospect of playing on the dinosaur persuade James to overcome his fears and join in the fun.

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • The race.

    The Race

    by Feana Tu’akoi

    illustrated by Marjorie Scott 

    During a family outing to the park, Vika challenges her mother to a race. Mum discovers that roller-blading at speed is not easy, and teeters and sways before finally ending up in the pond! Vika’s excitement and confidence contrasts with Mum’s faltering progress.

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2001

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  • My book.

    My Book

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Phillip Paea

    When Tama sees big brother Nikau with a new book from school, he wants it for himself. As Nikau starts to read the book to Mum, Tama keeps insisting that it’s his book. Nikau solves the problem by inviting his little brother onto the couch to listen to his reading, too. 

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Monster's vest.

    Monster’s Vest

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    Monster is five and getting ready for school, but he discovers his vest is much too small. Luckily, Grandad arrives with a birthday present that solves his problem. This book is best read after you have shared the big book Monster’s Lunch so the students are already familiar with Monster and the things he needs for school.

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Grandma's vase.

    Grandma’s Vase

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    When Grandma’s vase gets broken, Malia decides they can solve the problem by making a new one. She gathers up some materials from the recycling bin, and with Grandma’s help, successfully creates a new vase. 

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: The Arts, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Down the slide.

    Down the Slide

    by Feana Tuʻakoi 

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    When Milly and Sunil go down the slide at school, they don’t notice that the slide is wet! Down the Slide is narrated in the first person by Milly and is the first of three stories about these characters. Students will meet Milly and Sunil again in The Lost Hat (Red 2) and A Bird in the Classroom (Yellow 2).

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • A starfish for oscar.

    A Starfish for Oscar

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Samantha Asri

    Oscar is looking in the rock pools for a starfish, but when he finds one, instead of putting it in his bucket, Dad tells Oscar to leave it where it is. He suggests they take a photo of the starfish instead. The final illustration shows that Oscar is quite happy with this option.

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Old tuatara.

    Old Tuatara

    by Joy Cowley

    drawings by Clare Bowes 

    This very “New Zealand” text features a tuatara who appears to be asleep but who is, in fact, waiting to catch a meal. It has strong links to Fantail, Fantail (shared).

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1983

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  • I can read.

    I Can Read

    by Margaret Malcolm

    illustrations by Adrian Heke

    This book features a boy proudly reading to some important people in his life at home and school. 

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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