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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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  • 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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  • Honey makers.

    Honeymakers

    by Leigh Barrie

    This text explains how bees make honey and how beekeepers collect it. Students will be intrigued by the processes that produce this food item.

    Orange 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Dinner for Greedy Cat cover image

    Dinner for Greedy Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Delicious smells are wafting over the fence from the barbecue next door, and Greedy Cat just can’t resist … 

    Turquoise 1 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Jack and the Beanstalk cover image.

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    retold by Kylie Parry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    This retelling of a classic tale gives students the opportunity to explore features of fairy tales and provides a stepping stone to further reading.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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  • Camouflage.

    Camouflage

    by Andrew Gunn

    This non-fiction text describes what camouflage is and provides several examples of creatures that use it. The ideas in this book build on the ideas about camouflage in the shared book "Stick Insects".

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • A Good Idea (book cover)

    A Good Idea

    by Bill Nagelkerke

    illustrated by Jeffy James

    On a hot day, four African animals are inspired with good ideas but need to cooperate so that they can all get what they want. This text is available as a big book.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2005

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  • Fantail fantail.

    Fantail, Fantail

    by Margaret Mahy

    drawings by Bruce Phillips

    This very “New Zealand” text is written as a conversation between a fantail and an unidentified person, and it informs the reader about the food that Fantail prefers. The companion text Old Tuatara ends with the same climax – the demise of an unwitting fly.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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