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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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  • 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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  • Old tuatara.

    Old Tuatara

    by Joy Cowley

    drawings by Clare Bowes 

    This very “New Zealand” text features a tuatara who appears to be asleep but who is, in fact, waiting to catch a meal. It has strong links to Fantail, Fantail (shared).

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 1983

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  • I can read.

    I Can Read

    by Margaret Malcolm

    illustrations by Adrian Heke

    This book features a boy proudly reading to some important people in his life at home and school. 

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • At the beach.

    At the Beach

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Polina Outkina

    In this story, a family finds some interesting items at the beach, including a shell that wobbles! Students will enjoy the surprise at the end. 

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Science

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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