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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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  • The race.

    The Race

    by Feana Tu’akoi

    illustrated by Marjorie Scott 

    During a family outing to the park, Vika challenges her mother to a race. Mum discovers that roller-blading at speed is not easy, and teeters and sways before finally ending up in the pond! Vika’s excitement and confidence contrasts with Mum’s faltering progress.

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2001

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  • My book.

    My Book

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Phillip Paea

    When Tama sees big brother Nikau with a new book from school, he wants it for himself. As Nikau starts to read the book to Mum, Tama keeps insisting that it’s his book. Nikau solves the problem by inviting his little brother onto the couch to listen to his reading, too. 

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Monster's vest.

    Monster’s Vest

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    Monster is five and getting ready for school, but he discovers his vest is much too small. Luckily, Grandad arrives with a birthday present that solves his problem. This book is best read after you have shared the big book Monster’s Lunch so the students are already familiar with Monster and the things he needs for school.

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Grandma's vase.

    Grandma’s Vase

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    When Grandma’s vase gets broken, Malia decides they can solve the problem by making a new one. She gathers up some materials from the recycling bin, and with Grandma’s help, successfully creates a new vase. 

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: The Arts, 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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  • Down the slide.

    Down the Slide

    by Feana Tuʻakoi 

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    When Milly and Sunil go down the slide at school, they don’t notice that the slide is wet! Down the Slide is narrated in the first person by Milly and is the first of three stories about these characters. Students will meet Milly and Sunil again in The Lost Hat (Red 2) and A Bird in the Classroom (Yellow 2).

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • A starfish for oscar.

    A Starfish for Oscar

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Samantha Asri

    Oscar is looking in the rock pools for a starfish, but when he finds one, instead of putting it in his bucket, Dad tells Oscar to leave it where it is. He suggests they take a photo of the starfish instead. The final illustration shows that Oscar is quite happy with this option.

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • The Lost Hat book cover.

    The Lost Hat

    by Feana Tuʻakoi

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    When Sunil loses his hat, his friends help him look for it. There are no hats in the classroom or the sandpit, but when the children look in the Lost Property box, they find too many hats! The story ends happily as the children find a way to solve this new problem. 

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • T-shirts from Nana cover image.

    T-shirts from Nana

    by Emeli Sione

    illustrated by Jenny Cooper 

    Tusi and Mika are delighted with the T-shirts that Nana has brought back from Sāmoa, but when they try them on, the children are in for a big surprise! This is the first of several stories about Tusi and her family.

    Red 1

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Hannah's bike cover image.

    Hannah's Bike

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    When Hannah discovers she is too big for her bike, she, Dad, and her little brother, Sam, look online to find a bigger one. 

    Red 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Lavalava.

    Lavalava

    by Lino Nelisi

    illustrations by Elspeth Alix Batt

    In this personal report, Sofi, a girl from Niue, talks about her family and when they wear lavalava.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Shared texts

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: August 2020

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