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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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  • Christmas jandals.

    The Crocodile’s Christmas Jandals

    by Margaret Mahy

    illustrated by Gavin Mouldey

    The crocodile loves his new Christmas jandals. But while he is at a beach barbecue, the waves steal away one of his blue jandals and all he can find is a left-foot red jandal. Later in the week, the crocodile wears the odd jandals to a football match. He discovers that he is sitting next to a girl who is wearing his jandal! They are both delighted to have found their missing jandals, and as well as finding his missing jandal, the crocodile is very happy to have found a new friend.

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

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2013

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  • Hole in the kings sock.

    The Hole in the King’s Sock

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    In this humorous fairy tale, the King commands his servants to mend a hole in his sock. Nothing works until, at last, the Queen comes up with a solution that means the King will never have to put up with cold feet again.

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

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Shoes for the King, The King's Birthday

    Publication date: January 2002

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  • The safe place

    The Safe Place

    by Sue Mooar

    pictures by Clare Bowes

    This story, set on a Pacific island, tells of a hen’s search for a safe place to hatch her chicks. The strong narrative structure can be used as a model for writing, and the repetitive aspect of the text provides support for the reader.

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

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 1999

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  • Tshirts.

    T-shirts

    by Estelle Corney

    illustrated by Donovan Bixley 

    This lively, rhythmic, rhyming text describes T-shirts belonging to various family members. It’s an old favourite, which has been updated with new illustrations. 

    T-shirts song (MP3)

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

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2006

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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 Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2008

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  • Dawn parade.

    Dawn Parade

    by Philippa Werry

    illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

    This book presents a moving account of a child’s first experience of a dawn service. With his dad, Leo watches the marchers with their medals glinting, listens to the speeches and the “Last Post”, and joins in singing the national anthem. After the service, Leo and Dad leave poppies on the war memorial and read the names of those who have died. Keyword: Anzac

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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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 Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Greedy cat.

    Greedy Cat

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Greedy Cat loves food, and his name suits him well. In this story, every time Mum goes shopping for food, Greedy Cat manages to sneak and eat something from the shopping bag.

    Greedy Cat is the foundation text about Greedy Cat, and students will be able to enjoy his further adventures in several guided texts. 

    #LFH

    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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  • Haere atu.

    Haere Atu!

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Vasanti Unka

    In this lively humorous story, lots of people are enjoying themselves at the beach when two hungry sandflies, Namu and Sandy, arrive looking for lunch. The sandflies are delighted to see so much exposed skin but not surprisingly, the beachgoers don’t want to be eaten! The text is enhanced by some Māori vocabulary, the meaning of which is strongly supported by the context.

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    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • No big deal.

    No Big Deal

    by Bill Nagelkerke

    illustrations by Kelly Spencer

    JJ51 TSM

    This story introduces colour-blindness in a light-hearted but informative way. When Cody goes back to school after the holidays, he can’t see why his friends are so excited about the repaint of the school. As the story progresses, his classmate Gemma notices Cody is behaving oddly. She eventually realises Cody is showing similar behaviours to her brother who is colour-blind. Could Cody be colour-blind too?

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 51, Level 2, 2015

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: disability, colour-blindness, friendship, colours, red-green

    In: Junior Journal 51, Level 2, 2015

    Publication date: January 2015

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