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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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  • Kara's Music.

    Kara's Music

    by Renata Hopkins 

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    Kara and her family have come from Earth to live on the planet Poktron. This humorous science fiction story explores Kara’s experiences on her first day at her new school.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Scarlett's Scarf.

    Scarlett's Scarf

    by Maria Hansen

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick 

    While she is at the market with her mother, Scarlett notices a colourful scarf waving and twirling on one of the stalls. The scarf seems to be waving at her … This is the beginning of a series of unusual events for Scarlett and her friends.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 1, 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: November 2019

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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.

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    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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    The Thief

    Written by Renata Hopkins 

    illustrated by Andrew Burdan

    In this lively mystery story, Sophie’s treasure has gone missing. Sophie and her cousin Manu make a plan to catch the thief – though students will discover that there is more than one “thief” in this story.

    The Thief has a series of short chapters, giving students an opportunity to develop reading “stamina” on a longer story and to carry ideas across longer sections of text.

    Gold 1 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: April 2019

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    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 Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 1

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    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: August 2021

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