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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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  • Bread cover image.

    Bread

    by Bernadette Wilson

    This non-fiction text describes different types of bread, how bread is made, and how people use it. It also allows students to explore their own experiences and cultural practices around bread.  See also Waiting for Rēwana Bread.

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Will they float cover.

    Will They Float?

    by Feana Tu‘akoi 

    This shared book explores the concepts of floating and sinking and of “thinking like a scientist”. As well as reading this book for interest or to support specific curriculum topics, you can use it to build students’ awareness of the features of non-fiction.

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2016

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  • Number one.

    Number One

    by Joy Cowley

    pictures by Jill McDonald

    This humorous, imaginative narrative features a mischievous ghost who likes to frighten people. The story is supported by striking black and white illustrations. Repetitive elements in the text provide support for less confident readers.

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 1982

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  • Greedy Cat at the Market cover image

    Greedy Cat at the Market

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Poppy the dog is staying with Katie’s family while Nan is away. Mum and Katie decide to take Poppy for a walk to the market, leaving Greedy Cat at home – or so they think!

    Gold 1

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Greedy Cat and the Chooks cover image

    Greedy Cat and the Chooks

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    When Katie visits Aunty, she is dismayed to find that Aunty won’t let Greedy Cat inside. Instead he has to stay outside with the chooks. This proves to be a big problem for Greedy Cat and one that he is determined to solve …

    Purple 1

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Greedy Cat and the Vet

    Greedy Cat and the Vet

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    It’s time for Greedy Cat to go to the vet for his check-up and flu injection, but he’s not happy about it and he makes his feelings known!

    Green 2

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Crow flying.

    Crow Tales

    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).

    Blue 1

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Watching the Game cover image.

    Watching the Game

    by Emeli Sione

    illustrated by Jenny Cooper

    When Mika and Mum go to watch Tusi and Pati play touch rugby, they take Rocky the dog with them. Rocky enjoys playing with the tennis ball – but then he suddenly catches sight of the rugby ball on the field! This is the third story about Mika’s family.

    Blue 2

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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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

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    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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  • 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

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    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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