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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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  • 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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  • 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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