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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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  • Bubbles

    Bubbles

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Fraser Williamson

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

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2000

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  • Camouflage.

    Camouflage

    by Andrew Gunn

    This non-fiction text describes what camouflage is and provides several examples of creatures that use it. The ideas in this book build on the ideas about camouflage in the shared book "Stick Insects".

    #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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  • Dads snore.

    Dad’s Snore

    by Heather Lovich

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    In this humorous narrative Dad’s snore is affecting everyone in the household. This text is available as a big book, and there is an audio version online.

    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: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2008

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  • Dawn parade.

    Dawn Parade

    by Philippa Werry

    illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

    This book presents a moving account of a child’s first experience of a dawn service. With his dad, Leo watches the marchers with their medals glinting, listens to the speeches and the “Last Post”, and joins in singing the national anthem. After the service, Leo and Dad leave poppies on the war memorial and read the names of those who have died. Keyword: Anzac

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Diwali.

    Diwali

    by Asha Patel

    This third-person recount, set in New Zealand, describes an Indian girl’s experience of the five-day festival of Diwali. 

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2006

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  • Dragons dragons dragons.

    Dragons! Dragons! Dragons!

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    In this lively, humorous, big book for shared reading, four fiery dragons are having trouble making friends.

    #LFH

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

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Butterfly day.

    Butterfly Day

    by Judy Raymond and Room Ten, Maungawhau School

    In this factual recount, Room Ten shares their excitement when a monarch butterfly emerges from a chrysalis in their classroom. It includes an explanation, written by a child, of how a butterfly is formed.

    Turquoise 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1999

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  • Greedy cat.

    Greedy Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Greedy Cat loves food, and his name suits him well. In this story, every time Mum goes shopping for food, Greedy Cat manages to sneak and eat something from the shopping bag.

    Greedy Cat is the foundation text about Greedy Cat, and students will be able to enjoy his further adventures in several guided texts. 

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Haere atu.

    Haere Atu!

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Vasanti Unka

    In this lively humorous story, lots of people are enjoying themselves at the beach when two hungry sandflies, Namu and Sandy, arrive looking for lunch. The sandflies are delighted to see so much exposed skin but not surprisingly, the beachgoers don’t want to be eaten! The text is enhanced by some Māori vocabulary, the meaning of which is strongly supported by the context.

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • No big deal.

    No Big Deal

    by Bill Nagelkerke

    illustrations by Kelly Spencer

    JJ51 TSM

    This story introduces colour-blindness in a light-hearted but informative way. When Cody goes back to school after the holidays, he can’t see why his friends are so excited about the repaint of the school. As the story progresses, his classmate Gemma notices Cody is behaving oddly. She eventually realises Cody is showing similar behaviours to her brother who is colour-blind. Could Cody be colour-blind too?

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 51, Level 2, 2015

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: disability, colour-blindness, friendship, colours, red-green

    In: Junior Journal 51, Level 2, 2015

    Publication date: January 2015

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