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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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  • 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

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2000

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  • Dragons dragons dragons.

    Dragons! Dragons! Dragons!

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    In this lively, humorous, big book for shared reading, four fiery dragons are having trouble making friends.

    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

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Dads snore.

    Dad’s Snore

    by Heather Lovich

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    In this humorous narrative Dad’s snore is affecting everyone in the household. This text is available as a big book, and there is an audio version online.

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2008

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  • Tshirts.

    T-shirts

    by Estelle Corney

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley 

    This lively, rhythmic, rhyming text describes T-shirts belonging to various family members. It’s an old favourite, which has been updated with new illustrations. 

    T-shirts song (MP3)

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2006

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  • The safe place

    The Safe Place

    by Sue Mooar

    pictures by Clare Bowes

    This story, set on a Pacific island, tells of a hen’s search for a safe place to hatch her chicks. The strong narrative structure can be used as a model for writing, and the repetitive aspect of the text provides support for the reader.

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 1999

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  • Is that an earthquake.

    Is That an Earthquake?

    by Alan Bagnall

    illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

    A young boy wonders anxiously whether the movements and noises around his home could be an earthquake, and then, suddenly an earthquake does happen. The story incorporates a recount and an explanation and is told entirely through dialogue. There are safety instructions inside the back cover.

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2003

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  • Hole in the kings sock.

    The Hole in the King’s Sock

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this humorous fairy tale, the King commands his servants to mend a hole in his sock. Nothing works until, at last, the Queen comes up with a solution that means the King will never have to put up with cold feet again.

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • Me and my dog.

    Me and My Dog

    by Margaret Mahy

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this poetic text, perfect for reading aloud, a young girl and her dog greet the morning with joy and enthusiasm. Alliterative, lively verbs bounce the text along and provide many opportunities for exploring language.

    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, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2004

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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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  • I want to fly.

    I Want To Fly

    by Judy Lawn

    illustrated by Richard Hoit

    In this narrative, Rabbit is bored with hopping and wants to be able to fly. When he accepts Hawk’s offer of help, Rabbit soon realises he has made a big mistake. 

    Blue 2

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2012

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