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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 more cakes.

    No More Cakes

    retold by Barbara Beveridge

    illustrated by Vasanti Unka

    In this humorous tale, the hungry cat eats everyone and everything he meets until the tables are finally turned by the landcrabs with their sharp claws.

    Turquoise 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2009

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  • The king's birthday.

    The King’s Birthday

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    The King is upset because nobody seems to have remembered his birthday. Lunch, however, reveals a lovely surprise. This is a sequel (with lots of delightful links) to The Hole in the King’s Sock (Shared Reading).

    Turquoise 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: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2005

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  • Inside the maize maze.

    Inside the Maize Maze

    by Sharon Holt

    photographs by Anthony Russell

    This text begins with an explanation about mazes and then recounts the narrator’s experience of being inside a maize maze. There is another example of a maze on the inside back cover.

    Turquoise 2

    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 2014

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  • Kapa Haka

    Kapa Haka

    by Lisa Rangiaho and Kahurangi Rangiaho-Katipa

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    When she joins the school kapa haka group, Marama feels nervous but is supported by her older sister and Whaea Mere. In this recount, Marama practises hard and is honoured to wear her nan’s pounamu for their performance.

    Turquoise 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2013

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  • Guide dogs.

    Guide Dogs

    by Sue Walker

    This report describes how guide dogs are trained and how they help blind and visually impaired people.
    It provides opportunities for students to identify and summarise main points and to use the information to explain why guide dogs are special.

    Purple 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • That's the way.

    That’s the Way

    by Lino Nelisi

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    This dramatic narrative describes Animoe’s exciting experience of achieving her goal of playing in her mother’s kirikiti team. The text draws out the friendly, lively nature of island cricket and of Animoe’s parents’ pride in her performance. It’s available in five Pacific languages in the Tupu series, and audio versions in both English and Niuean are on Tupu CD Two, item 10625. 

    Purple 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1998

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  • The queen of spain.

    The Queen of Spain

    by Alan Bagnall

    illustrated by Freya Blackwood

    This recount of an imaginary trip on Grandpa’s boat The Queen of Spain mixes fantasy and reality. It links well with Dragon (Orange), also by Alan Bagnall. 

    Purple 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2006

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  • Toms tryathlon.

    Tom’s Tryathlon

    by Kristine Hornblow

    photographs by Peter Crawford

    In this recount, Tom talks about his first experience of participating in the Weet-Bix™ Kiwi Kids Tryathlon. 

    Purple 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Publication date: January 2004

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  • Two tiger tales.

    Two Tiger Tales

    retold by Barbara Beveridge

    illustrated by Caroline Campbell and Ali Teo

    This book contains two folk tales in which tigers are outwitted by smaller animals. In “The Clumsy Tiger”, a tiger asks a cat to teach him to become quick and clever. The tiger learns fast, but there is one thing the clever cat realises he shouldn’t teach him! “The Competition” describes how a small but clever frog is able to scare away a tiger.

    The two stories are available as individual audio files for download:

    Purple 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1998

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  • A quilt for kiri.

    A Quilt for Kiri

    by Don Long

    pictures by Judith Kunzlé

    This sensitive narrative tells of the death of Kiri’s grandmother far away in the Cook Islands. Grandma’s gift of a quilt to Kiri sparks special memories for Kiri and her dad. A Gift for Aunty Ngā (Gold) is a sequel to this book.

    Purple 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1998

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