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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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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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  • Waiting for rewana bread cover.

    Waiting for Rēwana Bread

    by Kiwa Hammond

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    In this story, Aunty shows Mahi how to make rēwana bread in the traditional way using fermented potato. Mahi discovers it’s a long process, with lots of waiting – but a delicious outcome. See also shared book Bread

    Blue 3

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2016

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  • Dragons dragons dragons.

    Dragons! Dragons! Dragons!

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    In this lively, humorous, big book for shared reading, four fiery dragons are having trouble making friends.

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

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Dads snore.

    Dad’s Snore

    by Heather Lovich

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    In this humorous narrative Dad’s snore is affecting everyone in the household. This text is available as a big book, and there is an audio version online.

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

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2008

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  • Getting ready for the visitors.

    Getting Ready for the Visitors

    by Kiwa Hammond

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    When Dad tells Mahi they need to get the marae ready for visitors, Mahi happily volunteers. She helps prepare the food, set the tables, and make the beds for the visitors.

    Red 3

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Lunch for Greedy Cat.

    Lunch for Greedy Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Greedy Cat’s adventures continue in this story when the family goes away on holiday and Aunty attempts to put him on a diet. Not surprisingly, Greedy Cat has very different ideas and manages to thwart Aunty’s plans.

    Yellow 3

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • The White Tailed Spider.

    The White Tailed Spider

    by Tina Johnson

    photographs by Aaron Beck

    This report both acknowledges that the white- tailed spider has a “bad name” and presents a different point of view. Although it has an informal conversational style, the report also includes some examples of the more formal language of report writing and of persuasive texts. 

    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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  • Greedy Cat and the Visitor

    Greedy Cat and the Visitor

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    When Nan comes to stay at Katie’s house, she brings her little dog Poppy with her. Poppy wants to play with Greedy Cat, but Greedy Cat is not interested. His back goes up, his tail goes up, and his claws come out. How will Greedy Cat cope with this unwelcome visitor?

    Orange 1

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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