Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
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by Nikki Slade Robinson
In this series of humorous emails to her grandparents, Maia describes the antics of a Captain Cooker piglet that her teacher has brought to school. As well as making connections to their own experiences of raising pets or to texts about pets, students can use this text as a model for writing about personal experiences.
by Alan Bagnall
This humorous, easy-to-read poem describes a child’s dilemma upon finding a spider in the bath. It’s likely to provoke a strong response from students as they make connections to their own experiences of spiders, but it also requires them to infer in order to fully understand the child’s problem.
by Sheryl Gwyther
In this narrative, told mainly through dialogue, Scaredy Crow is teased by the other crows because he is frightened of the scarecrow. Three mice come to his aid, and together, they devise a plan to trick the bully crows and teach them a lesson, but there is a surprising twist at the end of the tale.
by Alan Bagnall
illustrations by Philip Webb
Pipiana and her brother pretend to be pirates when their uncle takes them out fishing. But when the boat breaks down, they have to quickly become mechanics. The theme of water safety underlies this otherwise light-hearted text. The humour at the end could elude some students if they can’t follow the shift from pirate story to mechanic story and back again.
Fronting the Show
by Liz Oakes
Daniel has a special job – fronting a programme about zebras. In this first-person recount, he explains what he has to do and how he feels as a result. The event takes place in a zoo, but the focus of the text is on the filming process.
Big Blue Whale
By Kathryn Apel
Illustration by Elaine Nicholas
“The big blue whale is not a fish. You couldn’t keep it in a dish.” So begins this playful rhyming poem, which explores simple truths about whales in a fantastical way.
by Philippa Werry
illustrations by Fraser Williamson
At Frog School, Freddie Frog is feeling hopeless compared to his classmates, who freely boast about their abilities. But when Snake comes along, Freddie has a chance to show his special talent. This humorous play explores bullying in a subtle and non-threatening way.