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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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  • Monkeys in bed.

    Ten Little Monkeys

    Poem card

    Why did the doctor say, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed”? (Part of Set 2.)

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Boy running in his pajamas.

    Wee Willie Winkie

    Poem card

    Wee Willie Winkie goes around the town telling children that it’s time to go to sleep. Children may need to have “nightgown”, “tapping”, and “crying through the lock” explained. (Part of Set 1.)

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • People baking a cake and playing hand games.

    Pat-a-cake Pat-a-cake

    Poem card

    This poem is very useful when teaching alphabet knowledge, in particular of children’s names. Change the letter ‘B’ according to the names of your students. (Part of Set 1.)

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Sheep and farmer.

    Baa Baa Black Sheep

    Poem card

    A well-known favourite that most new entrants will know from pre-school and be able to sing along with from their first day at school. There are some old-fashioned words to discuss – “dame”, “lane”, “master”, and “sir”. (Part of Set 1.)

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Splish splash cover image.

    Splish Splash

    A compilation of favourite poems from the Junior Journal.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Hannahs game cover image.

    Hannah's Game

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    When Hannah shows Sam how to play her new card game, she discovers at the end of the game that one card is missing! Students will enjoy working out where the missing card might be. (Students will have met Hannah and her little brother, Sam, before in Hannah’s Bike, Red 3).

    Yellow 1

    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: April 2017

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  • The moon.

    The Moon (from Night is a Blanket)

    by Emily Dickinson

    photograph by John Drummond

    This short lyrical poem evokes images of the changing moon. 

    Gold 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2008

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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

    Shared texts

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • E kō, k kō.

    E Kō, E Kō - Morning Chorus (from Night is a Blanket)

    by Hirini Melbourne

    illustration by Peter Campbell

    This Māori song, with an English translation, encourages children to make connections to their experiences of hearing bird songs as the new day arrives. This poem is best used for shared reading. The birds illustrated around the poem are, anticlockwise from top left, grey warbler, stitchbird, tūì, saddleback, bellbird, and whitehead. 

    Gold 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: The Arts

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2008

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  • Lost.

    Lost

    by Kylie Parry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    Finn tells Mum he has found a small lost creature in the garden shed. Mum doesn’t look at the creature, so she thinks Finn is playing make-believe. But she plays along and tells Finn that the lost creature will need its mother and Finn will have to find her. After thinking hard, Finn comes up with a plan. Mum is shocked to discover at the end of the story that Finn wasn’t making things up! This delightful fantasy story is actually a poem, narrated entirely in rhyme.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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