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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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  • Photo time cover image

    Photo Time

    When the trampers leave kai and a phone outside Ruru flies down. Does he want the kai or the phone?

    Focus sounds: -ea (short vowel), ph

    Target decodable words: feathers, spread(s), bread, treads, head, breath, phone

    New high utility words: sky, flies, air, more-pork, photo, ahead, call, was, cool

    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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  • Dipped in Mud

    Dipped in Mud

    Tūī is surprised to see Weka look like he has been dipped in mud. Weka tells Tūī why he looks like that.

    Focus sounds: -ed

    Target decodable words: /t/ bumped, puffed, dipped, rushed, peeped, slipped, picked, chomped, dashed, /d/ yelled

    New high utility words: were, there, find, away, why, should, own, about, Tūī, good

    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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  • Tupu overview image

    Phonics Plus book overview Tupu | Seedling

    These overviews give the order in which the books should be used and identify focus sound sequences, target decodable words using the focus sounds, and the new high utility words for each book.

    Download the PDF Book Overview for the Tupu | Seedling books. 

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Phase: Tupu | Seedling

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

    Publication date: September 2021

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  • Letter to Samoa

    Letter to Samoa

    When dinner at Lani’s house reminds her of her tinā matua, she remembers what happened when she visited Samoa.

    Focus sounds: -er

    Target decodable words: dinner, summer, over, letter, under, butter, her

    New high utility words: write(s), coconut, last, weave, bird, Tinā Matua

    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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  • Old tuatara.

    Old Tuatara

    by Joy Cowley

    drawings by Clare Bowes 

    This very “New Zealand” text features a tuatara who appears to be asleep but who is, in fact, waiting to catch a meal. It has strong links to Fantail, Fantail (shared).

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1983

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  • The race.

    The Race

    by Feana Tu’akoi

    illustrated by Marjorie Scott 

    During a family outing to the park, Vika challenges her mother to a race. Mum discovers that roller-blading at speed is not easy, and teeters and sways before finally ending up in the pond! Vika’s excitement and confidence contrasts with Mum’s faltering progress.

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2001

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  • Locked out.

    Locked Out

    by Julie Ellis

    illustrated by Trevor Pye

    The family in this story faces a predicament that will be familiar to many readers – they have locked themselves out of their house. Luckily, a small window has been left open. Dad, Mum and big brother try to fit through, but with no success. Finally, the smallest member of the family comes to the rescue and solves the problem. 

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2001

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  • Rain rain.

    Rain, Rain

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Nina Price

    This is a clearly sequenced, poetic narrative about a family tramping through the bush in wet weather and then setting up camp. Despite the rain, the children are clearly having a great time.

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1983

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  • Late for the Race book cover.

    Late for the Race

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Ali Teo

    Everyone is ready to start the bike race except for the bossy and demanding Princess. The Queen helps the Princess gather the things she needs – but this is one time the Princess will not be allowed to wear her crown. 

    Red 3

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

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Shoes For The King book cover.

    Shoes for the King

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this humorous narrative, the King has some trouble deciding which royal shoes to wear. Students will enjoy making connections to their prior knowledge of the King from the shared text The Hole in the King’s Sock.

    Red 3.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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