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Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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  • Greedy cat.

    Greedy Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Greedy Cat loves food, and his name suits him well. In this story, every time Mum goes shopping for food, Greedy Cat manages to sneak and eat something from the shopping bag.

    Greedy Cat is the foundation text about Greedy Cat, and students will be able to enjoy his further adventures in several guided texts. 

    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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  • Greedy cat's door.

    Greedy Cat’s Door

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    It’s Christmas time, and Greedy Cat overdoes his Christmas dinner with disastrous but hilarious results when he gets stuck in his cat door. Katie does her best to help, but this time, it’s Dad who solves Greedy Cat’s problem. 

    Blue 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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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 

    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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  • Greedy Cat and the Vet

    Greedy Cat and the Vet

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    It’s time for Greedy Cat to go to the vet for his check-up and flu injection, but he’s not happy about it and he makes his feelings known!

    Green 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Greedy Cat at the Market cover image

    Greedy Cat at the Market

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Poppy the dog is staying with Katie’s family while Nan is away. Mum and Katie decide to take Poppy for a walk to the market, leaving Greedy Cat at home – or so they think!

    Gold 1 

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Greedy cat is hungry.

    Greedy Cat is Hungry

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    In this humorous story, Greedy Cat appeals to several family members for food but has no luck until Katie, the family’s youngest member, takes pity on him. Students will have met Greedy Cat before in The New Cat (Magenta) and in the shared text Greedy Cat.

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Greedy Cat and the Visitor

    Greedy Cat and the Visitor

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    When Nan comes to stay at Katie’s house, she brings her little dog Poppy with her. Poppy wants to play with Greedy Cat, but Greedy Cat is not interested. His back goes up, his tail goes up, and his claws come out. How will Greedy Cat cope with this unwelcome visitor?

    Orange 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Greedy Cat and the Chooks cover image

    Greedy Cat and the Chooks

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    When Katie visits Aunty, she is dismayed to find that Aunty won’t let Greedy Cat inside. Instead he has to stay outside with the chooks. This proves to be a big problem for Greedy Cat and one that he is determined to solve …

    Purple 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Lunch for greedy cat.

    Lunch for Greedy Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Greedy Cat’s adventures continue in this story when the family goes away on holiday and Aunty attempts to put him on a diet. Not surprisingly, Greedy Cat has very different ideas and manages to thwart Aunty’s plans.

    Yellow 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • The New Cat book cover.

    The New Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated 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”.

    Magenta

    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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