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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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  • Robot with scones.

    Fleeb Makes Scones

    by Yvonne Morrison

    illustrated by Josh Morgan

    When Dad buys a robot to help with the housework, Nate and Rose are very pleased, but Mum thinks a robot is unnecessary. After getting the new robot to make scones, the children and Mum both change their minds!

    Green 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Skate champs.

    Skate Champs

    by Janice Marriott

    photographs by Diana Dobson

    This text recounts Luka’s experiences at the Skateboarding Championships and includes an interview. Luka also features in the Magenta-level book Off I Go! The sporting themes and specialised vocabulary link well with Tom’s Tryathlon (also at Purple).

    Purple 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2006

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  • The impossible bridge.

    The Impossible Bridge

    by Jane Buxton

    photographs by Jamie Lean

    This text describes a group of children’s attempts to build models of bridges. It incorporates a range of text forms: a recount written in diary form, “engineers’ reports”, and instructions. There is a Māori version, Te Piriti Mutunga Kore, in the Kawenga Kōrero series (item 22998).

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Publication date: January 1998

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  • I can read.

    I Can Read

    by Margaret Malcolm

    illustrations by Adrian Heke

    This book features a boy proudly reading to some important people in his life at home and school. 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: My Book (Red 1)

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Splish splash cover image.

    Splish Splash

    A compilation of favourite poems from the Junior Journal.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Watch me.

    Watch Me!

    by Desna Wallace

    photographs by Rod Morris

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2009

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  • Tide bring in.

    What Does the Tide Bring In?

    by Tania Mills

    photographs by Adrian Heke

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2007

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  • Ant and the grasshoppers.

    The Ant and the Grasshoppers

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrations by Fraser Williamson

    This book for shared reading introduces the format of a play and is a retelling of the well-known fable. 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2005

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  • Diwali.

    Diwali

    by Asha Patel

    This third-person recount, set in New Zealand, describes an Indian girl’s experience of the five-day festival of Diwali. 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2006

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  • Bubbles

    Bubbles

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Fraser Williamson

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2000

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