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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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  • White tailed spiders.

    The White Tailed Spider

    by Tina Johnson

    photographs by Aaron Beck

    This report both acknowledges that the white- tailed spider has a “bad name” and presents a different point of view. Although it has an informal conversational style, the report also includes some examples of the more formal language of report writing and of persuasive texts. 

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • The impossible bridge.

    The Impossible Bridge

    by Jane Buxton

    photographs by Jamie Lean

    This text describes a group of children’s attempts to build models of bridges. It incorporates a range of text forms: a recount written in diary form, “engineers’ reports”, and instructions. There is a Māori version, Te Piriti Mutunga Kore, in the Kawenga Kōrero series (item 22998).

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Publication date: January 1998

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  • Greatest race on earth.

    The Greatest Race on Earth

    by Bronwen Wall

    This report describes why the author considers the Tour de France to be “the greatest race on Earth”. Text boxes provide information about how the race was established. This text has strong connections to students’ experiences of, or knowledge about, sports and competition. It links particularly well to the Ready to Read text Tom’s Tryathlon (Purple). 

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Red rattlers.

    Red Rattlers

    by Philippa Werry

    This report describes the old Wellington cable cars and compares them with the current cable cars.
    It includes an explanation, supported by photographs and diagrams, of the technology behind how the
    old cable cars worked. The text concludes with an interview with a present-day cable car driver. 

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Matariki.

    Matariki

    by Waitangi Teepa

    illustrated by Thaw Naing

    This report first explains some of the stories and beliefs associated with Matariki, the Màori New Year, especially its links to the stars. It then describes some of the ways that Matariki is celebrated.

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Extraordinary earthworms.

    Extraordinary Earthworms

    by Sean O’Connor

    photographs by Aaron Beck

    This report reveals some surprising facts about earthworms, but its focus is on how earthworms improve the soil and help plants grow.

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Wheke.

    Wheke

    by Sean O’Connor

    illustrated by Vaughan Flanagan

    In this narrative, Martin feels uneasy about getting too close to the octopus at the marine laboratory, but after he spends more time there, he manages to overcome his fears.

    Gold 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Night is a blanket.

    Night Is a Blanket

    by Barbara Hill

    illustrations by Clare Bowes

    In this poetic story within a story, a grandfather makes up a bedtime story for his grandchildren to explain how the moon was formed. 

    Gold 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2008

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  • Night is a blanket.

    A Quiet Evening (from Night is a Blanket)

    by Johnny Frisbie

    illustrations by Judith Künzlé

    This personal report describes a peaceful evening on a Pacific island beach. This story has been adapted (in consultation with the author) from a version that was published in the Tupu series in 1990.

    Gold 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Publication date: January 2008

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  • The Story of Rona.

    The Story of Rona (from Night is a Blanket)

    retold by Fran and Leon Hunia

    illustrated by Murray Grimsdale

    This text is a retelling of the dramatic Māori legend of Rona and gives an explanation for the markings that can be seen in the moon. You could listen to the audio for support with the pronunciation of the Māori vocabulary.

    Gold 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2008

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