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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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  • Bird in the classroom.

    A Bird in the Classroom

    by Feana Tuʻakoi

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    When a bird flies into their classroom, the children try to get it out, at first with no success. At last, one of them comes up with a clever plan to entice the bird outside. Students, especially those who have had similar experiences, will enjoy the drama of this story.

    Yellow 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Te pepi hou.

    Te Pēpi Hou

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    Kāhu is nervous about a new baby coming. He misses Mum when she goes to the hospital and is not happy about having to spend so much time on his own when the baby first comes home. Then one day, the baby smiles at Kāhu, and his feelings about Āio change.

    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 2014

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  • My book.

    My Book

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Phillip Paea

    When Tama sees big brother Nikau with a new book from school, he wants it for himself. As Nikau starts to read the book to Mum, Tama keeps insisting that it’s his book. Nikau solves the problem by inviting his little brother onto the couch to listen to his reading, too. 

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Joe's news cover image.

    Joe's News

    by Tricia Glensor

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    When Troy’s class find out that a Deaf boy, named Joe, will be coming to their school, they are worried they won’t be able to talk to him. Their teacher arranges for the children to learn sign language.

    Green 3

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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  • Fleeb watches tv

    Fleeb Watches TV

    Written by Yvonne Morrison 

    Illustrated by Josh Morgan

    When Nate and Rose first met Fleeb (in Fleeb Makes Scones), they discovered he was full of surprises. In this second story, the children have got used to having him around, but now Fleeb is acting strangely and household items are going missing ... What is Fleeb up to?

    Students will enjoy looking for clues in this humorous mystery story.

    Orange 2 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: The previous story about Fleeb: Fleeb Makes Scones (Green 2) Stories about solving mysteries or finding lost things: Lost (shared); The Missing Socks (Blue 2); The Hissing Bush (Blue 3); The Great Car Clean-out (Green 1); Treasure Island (Green 3); The King’s Birthday (Turquoise 1); Timo’s Shorts (Turquoise 2)

    Publication date: April 2019

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  • The Thief cover

    The Thief

    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.

    Gold 1 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: April 2019

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  • Tricky Rat.

    Tricky Rat

    by Feana Tu‘akoi 

    illustrated by Richard Hoit

    When Rat sees two seagulls fighting over some bread, he uses a clever trick to get himself some lunch. 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Where is Aunty? book cover.

    Where is Aunty?

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    Mum, Tara, and Luke need to pick Aunty up from the airport, but they are running late. When they arrive, they can’t find her. Eventually, Mum decides to use her cellphone to solve the problem.

    Yellow 3

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Mrs brown's garden.

    Mrs Brown’s Garden

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Dede Putra

    In this story, Grace helps her neighbour, Mrs Brown, by watering her tomatoes. When Dad invites Mrs Brown to their family barbecue, she and Grace arrive with a large bowl of tomatoes from her garden. 

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Feeding the birds cover.

    Feeding the Birds

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Tom Simpson 

    Ella notices hungry birds on the windowsill and Mum suggests they make a bird feeder for them. They use a plan in Mum’s magazine, visiting a hardware shop to buy their materials and then working in the shed to complete the project. 

    Yellow 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Technology

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2016

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