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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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  • 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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  • Are you ready rosie.

    Are You Ready, Rosie?

    by Vanessa Hatley-Owen

    illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

    In this humorous narrative, Mum is trying to make sure that Rosie is getting ready for school while Rosie is quietly organising herself. As they are about to leave, they discover that Mum is not so well prepared. 

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Going camping.

    Going Camping

    by Elizabeth Pulford

    illustrated by Samantha Asri

    Two brothers, Sam and Josh, decide to “go camping” in their garden. Although it’s lots of fun during the daytime, Josh is not so keen on the idea of staying in the tent when it gets dark. Students will be able to make connections to times when they have felt anxious or worried, and some will make connections to their own experiences of camping.

    Yellow 3

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Purrfect.

    Purr-fect!

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Peter Campbell

    This moral tale about a beautiful but vain and gullible bird and a clever cat has a dramatic ending that is sure to stimulate lively discussion. 

    Yellow 3

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2004

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  • Grandpa's birthday.

    Grandpa’s Birthday

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Rachel Driscoll

    It’s nearly Grandpa’s birthday, and the family decide it would be a good opportunity for a big family party. This text describes how they get ready and what happens at the party.

    Blue 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • I want to fly.

    I Want To Fly

    by Judy Lawn

    illustrated by Richard Hoit

    In this narrative, Rabbit is bored with hopping and wants to be able to fly. When he accepts Hawk’s offer of help, Rabbit soon realises he has made a big mistake. 

    Blue 2

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

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Lets see ling lee.

    Let’s See Ling Lee

    by Alan and Jill Bagnall

    illustrated by Christine Ross

    A Chinese girl brings a mystery package to school to share with her class. Ling Lee becomes the focus of attention as her gift is revealed. This text is particularly suitable for monitoring children’s integration of reading strategies at the end of the Blue level.

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2002

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