Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
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- Kākano | Seed
- Māhuri | Sapling
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- Complex morphemes
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Written by Renata Hopkins
illustrated by Andrew Burdan
In this lively mystery story, Sophie’s treasure has gone missing. Sophie and her cousin Manu make a plan to catch the thief – though students will discover that there is more than one “thief” in this story.
The Thief has a series of short chapters, giving students an opportunity to develop reading “stamina” on a longer story and to carry ideas across longer sections of text.
Weka in a Flap
Weka is feeling sad that he can’t fly like the ducks. Tuna reminds Weka that there are other things that he can do.
Focus sounds: Consonant blends with the letter ‘l’
New high utility words: fly, don’t, cannot
Previously used high utility words: Weka, a, is, I, of, to, like, says, he, the, Tuna, be, we, has, his
Frog in a Log
Huhu has a problem. Frog has taken over his log. Ruru offers to help, but what can Ruru do to make Frog leave?
Focus sounds: Consonant blends with the letter r
New high utility words: help, tino pai
Previously used high utility words: Huhu, Ruru, the, a, is, my, I, out, of, says, you, go, no, like, will, me, he
Weka Helps Out
It is dusk in the wetlands and Weka is in a hurry. What is the big job that he needs to help with?
Focus sounds: end blends
New high utility words: along, now, time, it’s
Previously used high utility words: is, the, Weka, says, I, to, my, a, eggs, he, his, ka pai, for
Get to the Vet
Some broken glass has fallen to the ground by the rubbish bin. Nat’s cat Rusty gets too close and gets a cut on his leg. He needs to get to the vet.
Focus sounds: Vv Jj Ll
New high utility words: his, he, needs, licks, him
Previously used high utility words: has, a, is, to, the, says, ka pai
A Batch of Pancakes
Tāne is having a sleepover at Mia’s house and it is time for breakfast. They decide to make a batch of pancakes. Yum! What might happen next?
Focus sounds: –tch x
New high utility words: pancakes eggs floor mess
A Fun Quiz
Sam, Tāne and Mia’s class is joining a class of big kids for a quiz. The big kids answer the questions, but Mia knows the answer to one of them as well.
Focus sounds: qu
New high utility words: lays, asks, manu, have
Previously used high utility words: a, says, Miss, will, be, the, eggs, is, time, tino pai, what
The Long Swim
Tuna is a long-fin eel that goes out to sea to breed at the end of his life. In this story Tuna says good-bye to his good friend Weka.
Focus sounds: revision
New high utility words: sea, haere rā
Previously used high utility words: Weka, the, Tuna, awa, me, says, I, to, is, a, what, asks, my, go, you, we