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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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  • One at a time.

    One At A Time

    by Sian Williams

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    Ella won’t get off the trampoline, and Danny wants his turn. Mum has a rule that only one person is allowed on at a time, but Danny is tired of waiting.

    Orange 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Mya's finger

    Mya’s Finger

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    Lucy and Mya are friends, but Lucy feels terrible when she accidentally shuts Mya’s finger in a door. This seemingly simple narrative explores ideas about feelings and friendship and requires students to make connections to their own experiences.

    Orange 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • A place to sleep.

    A Place to Sleep

    by Andrea Foot

    illustrated by Fifi Colston

    Puffin, the farm cat, is looking for a warm, quiet place to sleep. It’s too noisy inside, but he can’t seem to find a suitable place outside either. After facing challenges from various animals, including a dramatic encounter with some cows, Puffin finally manages to find just the right place.

    Green 3

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Tim's costume.

    Tim’s Costume

    by Eleanor Hughes

    illustrated by Jez Tuya

    In this narrative, Tim needs to make a green costume to wear to a party. He and his family think of and reject a series of ideas until at last Tim comes up with an idea for the perfect costume.

    Green 2

    This title is also available as a NZ Sign Language e-book on  iTunes and  GooglePlay.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • The gardener's maze.

    The Gardener’s Maze

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Ali Teo

    In this humorous narrative, the gardener designs and builds a maze in his garden with help from a friendly hedgehog! This text is a companion text to The Gardener and the Scarecrow (Blue). 

    Green 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • The Way It Was.

    The Way It Was

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Spike Wademan

    In this story, a young girl compares her life with that of her great-grandmother. The illustrations are based on the period 1910–1920, but be aware that the dates of birth of your children’s great-grandparents will vary.

    Green 1

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2004

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  • Dad's hat.

    Dad’s Hat

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick 

    In this narrative, Grandma has knitted a blue hat for Dad. Blue is Dad’s favourite colour, and he wears the hat everywhere until one day it gets wet and he shrinks it in the drier. Dad tries wearing some of his other hats, but they just don’t seem right. Tom feels sorry for Dad and comes up with an idea to solve Dad’s problem.

    Green 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2013

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  • Greedy cat's door.

    Greedy Cat’s Door

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    It’s Christmas time, and Greedy Cat overdoes his Christmas dinner with disastrous but hilarious results when he gets stuck in his cat door. Katie does her best to help, but this time, it’s Dad who solves Greedy Cat’s problem. 

    Blue 3

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Missing socks.

    The Missing Socks

    by Bernadine Ngaheu

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this narrative, Jack is getting ready for rugby but can’t find his socks. He asks his family and looks all through the house, with no luck. Finally, Noodles the dog solves the problem. 

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Gardener and scarecrow.

    The Gardener and the Scarecrow

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Ali Teo

    In this humorous narrative, the gardener needs to find a way to stop the greedy birds from pecking at his vegetables. Children will enjoy working out what the gardener has in mind! 

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2002

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