Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
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Rat and Octopus
retold by Tusiata Avia
illustrated by Fraser Williamson
Rat and Octopus, a tale common to many Pacific cultures, is retold here by Samoan writer Tusiata Avia. Students will enjoy finding out why Octopus has black markings on his head and why Rat and Octopus remain enemies to this day.
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.
Written by Kiwa Hammond
Illustrated by Adele Jackson
When Mahi and her cousin Hani go to Nan’s house after school, they tell her about their school project – to write about something that is a taonga to them. After talking with Nan, both children realise what they will write about.
While this story has particular relevance to Māori students, many students will identify with the ideas of whānaungatanga (special family relationships) and taonga (a treasure or something that is special to a person).
Greedy Cat and the Visitor
by Joy Cowley
illustrated by Robyn Belton
When Nan comes to stay at Katie’s house, she brings her little dog Poppy with her. Poppy wants to play with Greedy Cat, but Greedy Cat is not interested. His back goes up, his tail goes up, and his claws come out. How will Greedy Cat cope with this unwelcome visitor?