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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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  • Splish splash cover image.

    Splish Splash

    A compilation of favourite poems from the Junior Journal.

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    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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  • Watch me.

    Watch Me!

    by Desna Wallace

    photographs by Rod Morris

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

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    Publication date: January 2009

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  • Tide bring in.

    What Does the Tide Bring In?

    by Tania Mills

    photographs by Adrian Heke

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2007

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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. 

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    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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  • 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

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2000

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  • Ant and the grasshoppers.

    The Ant and the Grasshoppers

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrations by Fraser Williamson

    This book for shared reading introduces the format of a play and is a retelling of the well-known fable. 

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2005

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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".

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    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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  • Honey makers.

    Honeymakers

    by Leigh Barrie

    This text explains how bees make honey and how beekeepers collect it. Students will be intrigued by the processes that produce this food item.

    Orange 1

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Dinner for Greedy Cat cover image

    Dinner for Greedy Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Delicious smells are wafting over the fence from the barbecue next door, and Greedy Cat just can’t resist … 

    Turquoise 1 

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Jack and the Beanstalk cover image.

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    retold by Kylie Parry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    This retelling of a classic tale gives students the opportunity to explore features of fairy tales and provides a stepping stone to further reading.

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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