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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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  • 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

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    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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  • Earmuffs.

    Earmuffs

    by Susan Paris

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick

    William is intrigued by Grandad’s earmuffs. Grandad explains that they keep out the noise, and he lets William try them on. Later, when they go inside, the baby is crying, and William finds another unexpected use for the earmuffs! 

    Red 3

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Greedy cat is hungry.

    Greedy Cat is Hungry

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    In this humorous story, Greedy Cat appeals to several family members for food but has no luck until Katie, the family’s youngest member, takes pity on him. Students will have met Greedy Cat before in The New Cat (Magenta) and in the shared text Greedy Cat.

    Red 2

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    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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  • At the pool.

    At the Pool

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Polina Outkina

    When Mum takes James and Noah to the pool, Noah has a great time playing on an inflatable dinosaur but James worries about getting into the water. Eventually, Noah's urging and the prospect of playing on the dinosaur persuade James to overcome his fears and join in the fun.

    Red 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Monster's vest.

    Monster’s Vest

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    Monster is five and getting ready for school, but he discovers his vest is much too small. Luckily, Grandad arrives with a birthday present that solves his problem. This book is best read after you have shared the big book Monster’s Lunch so the students are already familiar with Monster and the things he needs for school.

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Down the slide.

    Down the Slide

    by Feana Tuʻakoi 

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley

    When Milly and Sunil go down the slide at school, they don’t notice that the slide is wet! Down the Slide is narrated in the first person by Milly and is the first of three stories about these characters. Students will meet Milly and Sunil again in The Lost Hat (Red 2) and A Bird in the Classroom (Yellow 2).

    Red 1

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Red

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • A starfish for oscar.

    A Starfish for Oscar

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Samantha Asri

    Oscar is looking in the rock pools for a starfish, but when he finds one, instead of putting it in his bucket, Dad tells Oscar to leave it where it is. He suggests they take a photo of the starfish instead. The final illustration shows that Oscar is quite happy with this option.

    Red 1

    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 2015

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  • At the beach.

    At the Beach

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Polina Outkina

    In this story, a family finds some interesting items at the beach, including a shell that wobbles! Students will enjoy the surprise at the end. 

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Science

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Number one.

    Number One

    by Joy Cowley

    pictures by Jill McDonald

    This humorous, imaginative narrative features a mischievous ghost who likes to frighten people. The story is supported by striking black and white illustrations. Repetitive elements in the text provide support for less confident readers.

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 1982

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  • Stick insects.

    Stick Insects

    by Dawn McMillan 

    This simple report describes what a stick insect is, where it lives, what it eats, how it keeps safe, and what its life cycle is. 

    #LFH

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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