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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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  • Flax on the Farm

    Flax on the Farm

    Weka finds Tūī in the flax. Weka is surprised to find that not only does Tūī sing, but Tūī helps flax to grow.

    Focus sounds: -ar

    Target decodable words: darts, far, starts, star, smart, sharp, hard, farm

    New high utility words: pollen, grow

    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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  • Hide and Seek cover image

    Hide and Seek

    Tahi, rua, toru… it’s time to play hide and seek. Where is Sam hiding?

    Focus sounds: -ou

    Target decodable words: counts, shouts, around, out, found, outside, sound, crouched, ground, couch, ouch

    New high utility words: hears, ready, tahi, rua, toru, come

    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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  • Lurking in the Dark cover image

    Lurking in the Dark

    It is getting dark and time for Weka to go home. On the way, Weka meets lots of other characters who are awake at night.

    Focus sounds: -ur

    Target decodable words: lurking, turn(s), burns, fur, surfing, unfurls, curl(s)

    New high utility words: campfire, doing, down

    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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  • Nat's First Game cover image

    Nat's First Game

    Nat is excited about her first game of football.

    Focus sounds: -ir

    Target decodable words: first, shirt, birds, girl, chirp, dirt, squirt(s/ing), firm, third

    New high utility words: goal, blowing, football, ball, falls, goes, wants 

    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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  • 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.

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    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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