Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- The Arts
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Learning Languages
- Nature of science
- Living world
- Nature of technology
- Geometry and Measurement
- Planet Earth and beyond
- Technological knowledge
- Physical world
- Material world
- Number and Algebra
- Technological practice
- Gather and interpret data
- Use evidence
- Critique evidence
- Engage with science
- Interpret representations
- Kākano | Seed
- Tupu | Seedling
- Māhuri | Sapling
- Rākau | Tree
- Consonant digraphs
- Consonant patterns
- Initial and final blends
- Long vowels
- Short vowels
- Single consonants
- Complex morphemes
- Vowel digraphs
- Syllable types
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Zip and Zap
Tuna and Weka are hungry and on the hunt for kai. They meet Zip and Zap in the awa. What will happen to Zip and Zap when Tuna and Weka build a dam?
Focus sounds: Yy Zz
New high utility words: for, kai, yells, we, you, make
Previously used high utility words: Tuna, looks, I, see, says, the, awa, can’t, Weka, a, by
Nan takes Tāne, Nat and Sam to the rock pools on a hot day. But, the kids find out that you have to be careful where you leave your lunch!
Focus sounds: Revision of all seeds sounds
New high utility word: pools
Previously used high utility words: the, is, says, kai, Tāne, a, no, yells, for, of, go, to, they
Phonics Plus book overview Kākano | Seed
These overviews give the order in which the books should be used and identify focus sound sequences, the decodable words using the focus sounds, and the new high utility words for each book.
Download the PDF Book Overview for the Kākano | Seed books.
Explorers of the Sunrise
by Jeff Evans and Damon Salesa
Polynesians have travelled vast distances in canoes for more than three thousand years, resulting in many settlements across the Pacific.
In “Explorers of the Sunrise”, the first article recounts a recent voyage from New Zealand to Rapanui and back, using traditional navigation
methods. The second article describes Polynesian travel, from the earliest migrations to modern-day air travel.
Nat is feeling worried about being on stage. Nan helps her to be brave.
Focus sounds: split digraph a_e (as in brave), soft c
Target decodable words: take(s), wave(s), shake, brave, place, race, makes
New high utility words: kapa haka, poi, does, heart, their, your, as, gazes, faces
Ride to the Top
Tāne, Nat and Sam are riding their bikes to the lake. Who will win the race?
Focus sounds: Split digraph i_e (as in ride)
Target decodable words: bike, ride, smile, fine, time, side
New high utility words: kia maia
Splashing in the Stream
Ruru is out at night. He finds Frog and the froglets are out at night having fun in the stream.
Focus sounds: -ea
Target decodable words: beams, stream, sneaks, team, leap, leaf, neat, teach, cheat
New high utility words: how, close, froglets