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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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  • Scarecrow in a field.

    Scarecrow poem card

    A descriptive poem about a cheerful scarecrow. (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Person sleeping and dreaming.

    Sleep poem card

    A very interesting poem that compares sleep with waves. (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Child being bitten by a crab.

    Crab poem card

    A cautionary poem warning children to be careful when they are investigating crabs. (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Child walking in the mud.

    Footprints poem card

    This poem explores the question of how long footprints left in clay will last. (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Child caring for a flower.

    My Flower poem card

    A poem that describes the process of growing a flower from a seed. (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Octopus hiding from a diver.

    Octopus poem card

    This dynamic poem, about an octopus’ unexpected underwater encounter, is especially good for expressive reading. (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Children looking in puddles.

    Puddle Play poem card

    A poem full of descriptive language and opportunities to have fun with made-up words. (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Child with a bee in their hair.

    Buzzy Bee poem card

    A poem with a strong New Zealand setting reflected in the illustrations – great for teaching onomatopoeia! (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Nanny and moko making a kete.

    Nanny poem card

    A child narrator describes how her Nanny weaves a kete for her to use as a school bag. (This card is ordered individually.)

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Log truck on a gravel road.

    The Most poem card – Set 2

    This poem explores the idea of trucks bragging about the loads they are carrying.

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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