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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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  • Watching the Game cover image.

    Watching the Game

    by Emeli Sione

    illustrated by Jenny Cooper

    When Mika and Mum go to watch Tusi and Pati play touch rugby, they take Rocky the dog with them. Rocky enjoys playing with the tennis ball – but then he suddenly catches sight of the rugby ball on the field! This is the third story about Mika’s family.

    Blue 2

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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  • Two children with string.

    Whai (String Games)

    by Kiwa Hammond

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    In this heart-warming story, Mahi teaches Hani how to make shapes with a piece of string. Hani struggles at first, but with Mahi’s patient teaching and his perseverance, he is eventually successful. This story gives an insight into a traditional game common to many cultures and demonstrates the concept of tuakana–teina (an older sibling or cousin helping a younger one).

    Green 3

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2018

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  • White sunday in samoa.

    White Sunday in Sāmoa

    by Sarona Aiono-Iosefa

    photographs by Jill MacGregor

    This factual recount describes how a young Sāmoan boy, with the support of his family, gets ready to celebrate White Sunday. There is a glossary of Sāmoan terms and extra information about White Sunday at the end of the book. This book is also available in five Pasifika languages in the Tupu series.

    Turquoise 2

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2003

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  • The White Tailed Spider.

    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

    #LFH

    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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