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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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  • 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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  • Mum's new job.

    Mum’s New Job

    by Bronwyn Tainui

    illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

    This narrative is about a child coping with change when Mum gets a new job. The text provides opportunities for children to share their own experiences. 

    Green 2

    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 2008

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  • The garage sale.

    The Garage Sale

    by Fran Hunia

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    In this realistic narrative, a family visits garage sales to find clothes to replace the ones they’ve outgrown. This story makes links to children’s experiences of garage sales, markets, or school fairs and the excitement of finding unexpected treasures.

    Green 2

    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 2003

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  • I want to be the fox.

    I want to be the Fox

    by Bronwyn Tainui

    illustrated by Tamara Kan

    In this narrative, Josh is disappointed to be given the part of the rabbit in the school play, but no one seems to understand his problem. Finally, Josh does some hard thinking and comes up with a way to make the best of the situation.

    Green 3

    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 2005

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  • Treasure island.

    Treasure Island

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Ali Teo

    This is a humorous narrative about a pirate and his crew searching for treasure, but there is a surprise in store.

    Green 3

    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 2007

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  • Visit to koro and nanny.

    A Special Visit to Koro and Nanny

    by Herehere Titoko

    illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

    In this narrative, Ani and her parents travel to the countryside to visit Koro and Nanny. Ani wakes up in the night and is frightened of the dark. Koro hears her calling out and comes to comfort her. He takes her outside to show her the stars and tells her they are kaitiaki – guardians to watch over her and keep her safe. 

    Orange 1

    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, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • My name is laloifi.

    My Name is Laloifi

    by Dan Taulapapa McMullin

    illustrated by Fifi Colston

    Laloifi is starting a new school, and her mother explains that some of the children may have difficulty pronouncing her name. Laloifi’s teacher introduces a game to help the class learn to say her name correctly and ensure that Laloifi feels welcomed, proud, and happy.

    Orange 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2005

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