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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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  • Sports Day cover image

    Sports Day

    It is sports day at kura. The kids encourage each other to do their best.

    Focus sound: -ing

    Target decodable words: flapping, huffing, puffing, clapping, jumping, tripping, running, feeling

    New high utility words: love, sports, kia kaha, trying, going, oh

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Stay cover image

    Stay!

    The kea chicks like to get up to mischief on the farm, until they come to Ram.

    Focus sounds: -ay

    Target decodable words: play, today, stay, away, okay, clay, yay, hay, sprays, tray, say(s)

    New high utility words: Kea, said, do

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • The Best Place to Rest cover image

    The Best Place to Rest

    Tūī is looking for the best place to live. What is the best place for Tūī?

    Focus sounds: Revision

    Target decodable words: stream, laid, dark, getting, leaf, tucked, starts

    New high utility words: Pāpā, look(s/ed)

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Vote for Fin cover image

    Vote for Fin

    It is Pet Day at kura. Who will win best pet?

    Focus sounds: Split digraph o_e (as in vote, stone)

    Target decodable words: home, hope, nose, Rose, rope, bone, cone, stroke, pokes, jokes, vote, stones

    New high utility words: over, gives, past, fur, who, Hipi

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Tupu | Seedling

    Scope: Initial and final blends, Long vowels, Consonant patterns

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Weka's Boat cover image

    Weka's Boat

    Everyone wants to float on Weka’s boat, but can everyone fit on it?

    Focus sounds: -oa

    Target decodable words: float(s/ing), boat, moans, boasts, soaked, load

    New high utility words: told, okay, afloat

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Dress-up Hullabaloo

    Dress-up Hullabaloo

    It is a wet-weather day at kura. The kids are ready to have some fun.

    Focus sounds: Doubled consonants after a short vowel (ff, ll, ss)

    Target decodable words: dress, mess, Miss, fuss, toss, yells, bell, spill, puffs, ruff, cuffs, fluff

    New high utility words: she, puts, where, Lani, hull-a-ba-loo

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Tupu | Seedling

    Scope: Initial and final blends, Long vowels, Consonant patterns

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Flax on the Farm

    Flax on the Farm

    Weka finds Tūī in the flax. Weka is surprised to find that not only does Tūī sing, but Tūī helps flax to grow.

    Focus sounds: -ar

    Target decodable words: darts, far, starts, star, smart, sharp, hard, farm

    New high utility words: pollen, grow

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Hide and Seek cover image

    Hide and Seek

    Tahi, rua, toru… it’s time to play hide and seek. Where is Sam hiding?

    Focus sounds: -ou

    Target decodable words: counts, shouts, around, out, found, outside, sound, crouched, ground, couch, ouch

    New high utility words: hears, ready, tahi, rua, toru, come

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Lurking in the Dark cover image

    Lurking in the Dark

    It is getting dark and time for Weka to go home. On the way, Weka meets lots of other characters who are awake at night.

    Focus sounds: -ur

    Target decodable words: lurking, turn(s), burns, fur, surfing, unfurls, curl(s)

    New high utility words: campfire, doing, down

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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  • Nat's First Game cover image

    Nat's First Game

    Nat is excited about her first game of football.

    Focus sounds: -ir

    Target decodable words: first, shirt, birds, girl, chirp, dirt, squirt(s/ing), firm, third

    New high utility words: goal, blowing, football, ball, falls, goes, wants 

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Māhuri | Sapling

    Scope: Complex morphemes, Tense, Vowel digraphs

    Publication date: June 2021

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