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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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  • 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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  • Stuck.

    Stuck!

    by Jack Gabolinscy

    illustrated by Denise Durkin

    Isabella has lost her tennis ball down a hole, and no one seems to be able to help – so Isabella comes up with her own clever solution.

    Orange 1

    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 2006

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  • Two homes.

    Two Homes

    by Olivia Giles

    illustrated by Denise Durkin

    This is a first-person report about a boy who lives with his grandpa in a quiet suburb during the week and on the weekends stays with his mother in a city apartment.

    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 2008

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  • Growing pumpkins.

    Growing Pumpkins

    by Shelley de Graaf

    In this fact-based text, a boy describes how he and his grandad grow pumpkins from seeds and make pumpkin soup. The information and ideas are well supported with photographs and text boxes.

    Orange 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Butterfly day.

    Butterfly Day

    by Judy Raymond and Room Ten, Maungawhau School

    In this factual recount, Room Ten shares their excitement when a monarch butterfly emerges from a chrysalis in their classroom. It includes an explanation, written by a child, of how a butterfly is formed.

    Turquoise 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1999

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