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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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  • Car clean out.

    The Great Car Clean-out

    by Margaret Mahy

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this humorous story, a somewhat disorganised family pitches in, at Mum’s insistence, to clean out the car. They gleefully discover lost items in amongst the clutter. 

    Green 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • My brother.

    My Brother

    by Sally Sutton

    illustrated by Fifi Colston

    Big brother is impatient to get to school and doesn’t realise that his schoolbag has fallen open and things are falling out. Little brother rescues the fallen items and tries to get his brother to slow down. 

    Green 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2003

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  • Dad's hat.

    Dad’s Hat

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick 

    In this narrative, Grandma has knitted a blue hat for Dad. Blue is Dad’s favourite colour, and he wears the hat everywhere until one day it gets wet and he shrinks it in the drier. Dad tries wearing some of his other hats, but they just don’t seem right. Tom feels sorry for Dad and comes up with an idea to solve Dad’s problem.

    Green 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2013

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  • No skipper.

    No Skipper!

    by Sharon Holt

    illustrated by Marjorie Scott

    This humorous story features a boisterous family pet who would love to be allowed inside. When rain sets in, Skipper gets his opportunity.  

    Blue 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • Greedy cat's door.

    Greedy Cat’s Door

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    It’s Christmas time, and Greedy Cat overdoes his Christmas dinner with disastrous but hilarious results when he gets stuck in his cat door. Katie does her best to help, but this time, it’s Dad who solves Greedy Cat’s problem. 

    Blue 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Missing socks.

    The Missing Socks

    by Bernadine Ngaheu

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this narrative, Jack is getting ready for rugby but can’t find his socks. He asks his family and looks all through the house, with no luck. Finally, Noodles the dog solves the problem. 

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Gardener and scarecrow.

    The Gardener and the Scarecrow

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Ali Teo

    In this humorous narrative, the gardener needs to find a way to stop the greedy birds from pecking at his vegetables. Children will enjoy working out what the gardener has in mind! 

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • Stay where you are.

    Stay Where You Are

    by Tricia Glensor

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    Jessie’s family is going for a walk in the bush, but Jessie wanders off the track as she follows a fantail. When she looks back to tell Mum and Dad about the fantail, they are not there. Jessie realises that she is lost and asks the fantail if it is lost too. She explains to the fantail that they need to stay where they are until they are found. 

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Lets see ling lee.

    Let’s See Ling Lee

    by Alan and Jill Bagnall

    illustrated by Christine Ross

    A Chinese girl brings a mystery package to school to share with her class. Ling Lee becomes the focus of attention as her gift is revealed. This text is particularly suitable for monitoring children’s integration of reading strategies at the end of the Blue level.

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • I want to fly.

    I Want To Fly

    by Judy Lawn

    illustrated by Richard Hoit

    In this narrative, Rabbit is bored with hopping and wants to be able to fly. When he accepts Hawk’s offer of help, Rabbit soon realises he has made a big mistake. 

    Blue 2

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

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2012

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