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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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  • Talking to nanny.

    Talking to Nanny

    by Jo Carson-Barr

    illustrated by Martin Simpson

    Aroha misses her nanny very much but lives too far away to go and visit her. Instead, her mum sets up the computer so that Aroha and Nanny can use the Internet to see and talk to each other.

    Yellow 1

    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

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Tahi rua toru wha.

    Tahi Rua Toru Whā

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Phillip Paea

    In this story, a dad and his son are getting ready in the morning. The son, who is also the narrator, copies each thing that Dad does. The story finishes with a lighthearted race to the car. Students will enjoy the warmth and humour between the characters, the pattern of the boy repeating Dad’s actions, the race, and the repetition of numbers in Māori.

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Painting the fence.

    Painting the Fence

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick

    When William and Grandad offer to paint the fence, they soon discover a problem. Grandma wants a white fence, but there is no white paint left in the shed. Their solution (and Grandma’s reaction) will delight students. Students will have met Grandad and William before in the guided book Earmuffs.

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Technology

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Are you ready rosie.

    Are You Ready, Rosie?

    by Vanessa Hatley-Owen

    illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

    In this humorous narrative, Mum is trying to make sure that Rosie is getting ready for school while Rosie is quietly organising herself. As they are about to leave, they discover that Mum is not so well prepared. 

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • In the bush.

    In the Bush

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Martin Simpson

    While Dad and Harry are walking in the bush, a stick lands on Dad’s arm – or at least that's what Dad thinks. Harry looks more closely and realises that it’s a stick insect. When the stick insect starts to walk up Dad’s arm, Harry carefully puts it onto a tree.

    Red 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Getting ready for the visitors.

    Getting Ready for the Visitors

    by Kiwa Hammond

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    When Dad tells Mahi they need to get the marae ready for visitors, Mahi happily volunteers. She helps prepare the food, set the tables, and make the beds for the visitors.

    Red 3

    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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  • Earmuffs.

    Earmuffs

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick

    William is intrigued by Grandad’s earmuffs. Grandad explains that they keep out the noise, and he lets William try them on. Later, when they go inside, the baby is crying, and William finds another unexpected use for the earmuffs! 

    Red 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Rain rain.

    Rain, Rain

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Nina Price

    This is a clearly sequenced, poetic narrative about a family tramping through the bush in wet weather and then setting up camp. Despite the rain, the children are clearly having a great time.

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1983

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  • Mrs brown's garden.

    Mrs Brown’s Garden

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Dede Putra

    In this story, Grace helps her neighbour, Mrs Brown, by watering her tomatoes. When Dad invites Mrs Brown to their family barbecue, she and Grace arrive with a large bowl of tomatoes from her garden. 

    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 2014

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  • Locked out.

    Locked Out

    by Julie Ellis

    illustrated by Trevor Pye

    The family in this story faces a predicament that will be familiar to many readers – they have locked themselves out of their house. Luckily, a small window has been left open. Dad, Mum and big brother try to fit through, but with no success. Finally, the smallest member of the family comes to the rescue and solves the problem. 

    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 2001

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