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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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  • Stay where you are.

    Stay Where You Are

    by Tricia Glensor

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    Jessie’s family is going for a walk in the bush, but Jessie wanders off the track as she follows a fantail. When she looks back to tell Mum and Dad about the fantail, they are not there. Jessie realises that she is lost and asks the fantail if it is lost too. She explains to the fantail that they need to stay where they are until they are found. 

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Skipper's happy tail.

    Skipper’s Happy Tail

    by Sharon Holt

    illustrated by Marjorie Scott

    In this humorous narrative, Skipper’s tail causes all sorts of trouble but finally comes in useful. The dramatic events and lively dialogue encourage expressive reading. This text is useful for monitoring children’s integration of reading strategies at the end of Blue level. 

    Blue 1

    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 2003

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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

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    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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  • Walking to school.

    Walking to School

    by Jane Buxton

    illustrated by Andrew Burdan

    Grandad is staying at Dylan’s house and decides to walk to school with him. Dylan tries to hurry Grandad so he won’t be late, but Grandad wants to stop and take photos. When they get to school, Grandad realises he doesn’t know the way back home. Dylan comes to the rescue with a clever solution.

    Yellow 2

    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: January 2014

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  • At the market.

    At the Market

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Samantha Asri

    When Oscar’s family arrives at the market, Oscar and his little sister are excited to see some balloons. But when Oscar wants to go and buy one, Mum tells him he needs to help her with the shopping. Despite this setback, the story ends happily. Students will have met Dad and Oscar before in A Starfish for Oscar (Red 1).

    Yellow 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • A friend for mateo.

    A Friend for Mateo

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Leilani Isara

    Mateo has just moved to New Zealand from Sāmoa. At the park, while Mateo watches the children riding their scooters, a boy (Zane) stops to say “hello” and offer Mateo a turn on his scooter. Afterwards, Mateo invites Zane to lunch with him and his mum. 

    Yellow 2

    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: January 2014

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  • Talking to Nanny.

    Talking to Nanny

    by Jo Carson-Barr

    illustrated by Martin Simpson

    Aroha misses her nanny very much but lives too far away to go and visit her. Instead, her mum sets up the computer so that Aroha and Nanny can use the Internet to see and talk to each other.

    Yellow 1

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

    #LFH

    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: January 2011

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  • Tahi rua toru wha.

    Tahi Rua Toru Whā

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Phillip Paea

    In this story, a dad and his son are getting ready in the morning. The son, who is also the narrator, copies each thing that Dad does. The story finishes with a lighthearted race to the car. Students will enjoy the warmth and humour between the characters, the pattern of the boy repeating Dad’s actions, the race, and the repetition of numbers in Māori.

    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: January 2014

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  • Painting the fence.

    Painting the Fence

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick

    When William and Grandad offer to paint the fence, they soon discover a problem. Grandma wants a white fence, but there is no white paint left in the shed. Their solution (and Grandma’s reaction) will delight students. Students will have met Grandad and William before in the guided book Earmuffs.

    Yellow 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Technology

    Colour wheel level: Yellow

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • In the bush.

    In the Bush

    by Dawn McMillan

    illustrated by Martin Simpson

    While Dad and Harry are walking in the bush, a stick lands on Dad’s arm – or at least that's what Dad thinks. Harry looks more closely and realises that it’s a stick insect. When the stick insect starts to walk up Dad’s arm, Harry carefully puts it onto a tree.

    Red 3

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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