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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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  • A Good Idea (book cover)

    A Good Idea

    by Bill Nagelkerke

    illustrated by Jeffy James

    On a hot day, four African animals are inspired with good ideas but need to cooperate so that they can all get what they want. This text is available as a big book.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2005

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  • Undersea Gardens book cover.

    Undersea Gardens

    by Julie Ellis

    This report provides information about seaweeds found in New Zealand waters and how they are used. There is a quiz activity that helps children to apply knowledge from diagrams to actual examples. The rich content means that this text is best read over more than one session and shared before being used for guided reading.

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Publication date: January 2003

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  • The Water Slide book cover.

    The Water Slide

    by Jane Buxton

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    In this simple but action-packed story, a child describes her experience of playing on a water slide with her dad, including her attempt to involve the family cat. 

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • The New Cat book cover.

    The New Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    pictures by Robyn Belton

    This story is about Greedy Cat arriving at Katie’s house as a kitten, and it describes how he gets his name. The New Cat is best read after you have shared the big book Greedy Cat so the students are already familiar with his personality and with the concept of “greediness”.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Shoes For The King book cover.

    Shoes for the King

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this humorous narrative, the King has some trouble deciding which royal shoes to wear. Students will enjoy making connections to their prior knowledge of the King from the shared text The Hole in the King’s Sock.

    Red 3.

    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 2011

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  • Late for the Race book cover.

    Late for the Race

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Ali Teo

    Everyone is ready to start the bike race except for the bossy and demanding Princess. The Queen helps the Princess gather the things she needs – but this is one time the Princess will not be allowed to wear her crown. 

    Red 3

    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 2011

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  • Where is Aunty? book cover.

    Where is Aunty?

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    Mum, Tara, and Luke need to pick Aunty up from the airport, but they are running late. When they arrive, they can’t find her. Eventually, Mum decides to use her cellphone to solve the problem.

    Yellow 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Simi Helps book cover.

    Simi Helps

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    illustrated by Samuel Sakaria

    Simi's family is preparing an ‘umu and Simi wants to help but nobody has a job for him. As he sits under a tree thinking it’s not fair, he notices there is no smoke coming up from the ‘umu. When he alerts Dad and Papa, they realise the fire has gone out and that they needed his help after all. 

    Yellow 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • The Night the House Shook book cover.

    The Night the House Shook

    by Maria Hansen

    illustrated by Kelly Spencer

    This story, narrated by a young boy, is based on an actual experience during the Christchurch earthquake of September 2010. An earthquake wakes the boy. When the shaking stops, his parents check on the children and discover that his little brother, Lenny, has slept through the whole thing. When Lenny wakes, he can’t understand why his room is so messy. 

    Blue 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • The Hissing Bush book cover.

    The Hissing Bush

    by Trish Puharich

    illustrated by Richard Hoit

    Two children come across a bush that makes hissing sounds, and they gradually get close enough to discover a goose guarding her nest.

    Blue 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2004

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