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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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  • 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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  • No skipper.

    No Skipper!

    by Sharon Holt

    illustrated by Marjorie Scott

    This humorous story features a boisterous family pet who would love to be allowed inside. When rain sets in, Skipper gets his opportunity.  

    Blue 3

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • The Hissing Bush book cover.

    The Hissing Bush

    by Trish Puharich

    illustrated by Richard Hoit

    Two children come across a bush that makes hissing sounds, and they gradually get close enough to discover a goose guarding her nest.

    Blue 3

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2004

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  • My brother.

    My Brother

    by Sally Sutton

    illustrated by Fifi Colston

    Big brother is impatient to get to school and doesn’t realise that his schoolbag has fallen open and things are falling out. Little brother rescues the fallen items and tries to get his brother to slow down. 

    Green 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2003

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  • Car clean out.

    The Great Car Clean-out

    by Margaret Mahy

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this humorous story, a somewhat disorganised family pitches in, at Mum’s insistence, to clean out the car. They gleefully discover lost items in amongst the clutter. 

    Green 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2002

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