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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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  • Zip and Zap cover image

    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

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Kākano | Seed

    Scope: Single consonants, Short vowels, Consonant digraphs

    Publication date: March 2021

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  • Wet Kai cover image

    Wet Kai!

    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

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Kākano | Seed

    Scope: Single consonants, Short vowels, Consonant digraphs

    Publication date: March 2021

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  • Kākano | Seed Book Overview

    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. 

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Phase: Kākano | Seed

    Scope: Single consonants, Short vowels, Consonant digraphs

    Publication date: March 2021

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  • Stop/Go

     “This item has been removed from the catalogue. A review found that the issue contains a story that perpetuates racial stereotypes. We regret any offence which may have been caused.”

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: May 2021

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  • Lavalava cover image

    Lavalava

    by Lino Nelisi

    illustrations by Elspeth Alix Batt

    In this personal report, Sofi, a girl from Niue, talks about her family and when they wear lavalava.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 1

    Shared texts

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: August 2021

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  • Explorers of the sunrise cover.

    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.

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Be Brave cover image

    Be Brave

    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

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Tupu | Seedling

    Scope: Initial and final blends, Long vowels, Consonant patterns

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Rain is a Pain cover image

    Rain is a Pain

    The rain is a pain for Ruru but Frog needs the rain.

    Focus sounds: -ai

    Target decodable words: pain, wait(s), complain, rain(ing)

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Ride to the Top cover image

    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

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Tupu | Seedling

    Scope: Initial and final blends, Long vowels, Consonant patterns

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Splashing in the Stream cover image

    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

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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