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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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  • Tahi rua toru wha.

    Tahi Rua Toru Whā

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Phillip Paea

    In this story, a dad and his son are getting ready in the morning. The son, who is also the narrator, copies each thing that Dad does. The story finishes with a lighthearted race to the car. Students will enjoy the warmth and humour between the characters, the pattern of the boy repeating Dad’s actions, the race, and the repetition of numbers in Māori.

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Painting the fence.

    Painting the Fence

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick

    When William and Grandad offer to paint the fence, they soon discover a problem. Grandma wants a white fence, but there is no white paint left in the shed. Their solution (and Grandma’s reaction) will delight students. Students will have met Grandad and William before in the guided book Earmuffs.

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Technology

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Are you ready rosie.

    Are You Ready, Rosie?

    by Vanessa Hatley-Owen

    illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

    In this humorous narrative, Mum is trying to make sure that Rosie is getting ready for school while Rosie is quietly organising herself. As they are about to leave, they discover that Mum is not so well prepared. 

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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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

    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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  • Monster in the pool cover.

    Monster in the Pool

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Scott Pearson 

    Jack invites Monster to his house after school for a swim in the paddling pool. Monster becomes very, very wet but his way of getting dry has hilarious results. Students will have met Monster before in the shared book Monster’s Lunch and in Monster’s Vest (Red 1).

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2016

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  • Swimming Lessons cover image.

    Swimming Lessons

    by Emeli Sione

    illustrated by Jenny Cooper

    Pati and Tusi enjoy their swimming lessons and are keen to learn to “float like star fish” and get a new sticker on their certificates. When they show Dad their stickers they are surprised to find out that he has never learned to float, but they come up with a helpful suggestion.

    Yellow 2

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Hannahs game cover image.

    Hannah's Game

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    When Hannah shows Sam how to play her new card game, she discovers at the end of the game that one card is missing! Students will enjoy working out where the missing card might be. (Students will have met Hannah and her little brother, Sam, before in Hannah’s Bike, Red 3).

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: April 2017

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  • Sports day for monster cover image.

    Sports Day for Monster

    by Janice Mariott

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    Monster and his friend Jack are excited about all the events they can try at the school sports day. Monster tries several events, but things don’t go well until at last he finds a sports day activity that is just right for him.

    Yellow 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: April 2017

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