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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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  • Stick insects.

    Stick Insects

    by Dawn McMillan 

    This simple report describes what a stick insect is, where it lives, what it eats, how it keeps safe, and what its life cycle is. 

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

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    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Monsters lunch.

    Monster’s Lunch

    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!

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

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    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Maui and the sun.

    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.

    Purple 2

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1984

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  • Extraordinary earthworms.

    Extraordinary Earthworms

    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.

    Gold 2

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • A Good Idea (book cover)

    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.

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Category: Fiction

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    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2005

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  • Big Machine Boogie.

    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.

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

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    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Traditional chinese new year activities.

    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. 

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Category: Non-fiction

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    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2018

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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

    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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  • Wheels cover image.

    Wheels

    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. 

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Technology

    Category: Non-fiction

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    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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  • The three princesses cover image.

    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.

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: April 2017

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