Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
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by Janice Marriott
illustrated by Scott Pearson
When Monster starts school, two of his classmates look after him, but at lunchtime, they are in for a big surprise when they find out what he has in his lunch box!
Māui and the Sun
retold by June Melser
pictures by Cliff Whiting
This is a retelling of the legend of Māui’s successful campaign to slow the sun. Lively dialogue helps to develop characterisation and encourages expressive reading.
by Sean O’Connor
photographs by Aaron Beck
This report reveals some surprising facts about earthworms, but its focus is on how earthworms improve the soil and help plants grow.
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.
Big Machine Boogie
by Sally Sutton
illustrations by Jez Tuya
This lively poem captures the excitement and enthusiasm of a class of students who have created their own “big machine boogie”, inspired by the movements of machines at work nearby.
Chinese New Year
by Cherie Wu
photographs by Mark Coote
This book follows Murphy and his family as they prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year. It describes significant aspects of the fifteen days of celebrations, including decorations, clothing, food, and special events.
retold by Tricia Glensor
illustrated by Giselle Clarkson
Crow Tales contains retellings of two Aesop’s fables: “Silly Crow” (a warning about the dangers of flattery) and “Clever Crow” (about the importance of using one’s brain and of persistence and patience).
by Bronwen Wall
This non-fiction text makes connections to students’ everyday experiences of using wheels. It also explores the history of wheels, how wheels work, and some different sorts of wheels, providing many “stepping-off points” for further reading and investigation.
The Three Princesses
by Kylie Parry
illustrated by Kat Chadwick
The Three Princesses is a humorous story based on traditional fairy tale ideas, but with a humorous twist, similar to stories like The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch or Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole.