Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Kākano | Seed
- Tupu | Seedling
- Māhuri | Sapling
- Rākau | Tree
- Consonant digraphs
- Consonant patterns
- Initial and final blends
- Long vowels
- Short vowels
- Single consonants
- Complex morphemes
- Vowel digraphs
- Syllable types
70 items - Showing 1 - 10
Weka in a Flap
Weka is feeling sad that he can’t fly like the ducks. Tuna reminds Weka that there are other things that he can do.
Focus sounds: Consonant blends with the letter ‘l’
New high utility words: fly, don’t, cannot
Previously used high utility words: Weka, a, is, I, of, to, like, says, he, the, Tuna, be, we, has, his
Frog in a Log
Huhu has a problem. Frog has taken over his log. Ruru offers to help, but what can Ruru do to make Frog leave?
Focus sounds: Consonant blends with the letter r
New high utility words: help, tino pai
Previously used high utility words: Huhu, Ruru, the, a, is, my, I, out, of, says, you, go, no, like, will, me, he
Weka Helps Out
It is dusk in the wetlands and Weka is in a hurry. What is the big job that he needs to help with?
Focus sounds: end blends
New high utility words: along, now, time, it’s
Previously used high utility words: is, the, Weka, says, I, to, my, a, eggs, he, his, ka pai, for
Get to the Vet
Some broken glass has fallen to the ground by the rubbish bin. Nat’s cat Rusty gets too close and gets a cut on his leg. He needs to get to the vet.
Focus sounds: Vv Jj Ll
New high utility words: his, he, needs, licks, him
Previously used high utility words: has, a, is, to, the, says, ka pai
A Batch of Pancakes
Tāne is having a sleepover at Mia’s house and it is time for breakfast. They decide to make a batch of pancakes. Yum! What might happen next?
Focus sounds: –tch x
New high utility words: pancakes eggs floor mess
A Fun Quiz
Sam, Tāne and Mia’s class is joining a class of big kids for a quiz. The big kids answer the questions, but Mia knows the answer to one of them as well.
Focus sounds: qu
New high utility words: lays, asks, manu, have
Previously used high utility words: a, says, Miss, will, be, the, eggs, is, time, tino pai, what
The Long Swim
Tuna is a long-fin eel that goes out to sea to breed at the end of his life. In this story Tuna says good-bye to his good friend Weka.
Focus sounds: revision
New high utility words: sea, haere rā
Previously used high utility words: Weka, the, Tuna, awa, me, says, I, to, is, a, what, asks, my, go, you, we
It is a rainy day at home and Nat is inside playing with her drum. She decides to see what it sounds like when she taps other items in her house, but not everyone is happy about that.
Focus sounds: Mm Dd Pp Tt Nn a e o
New high utility words: a, no, her, Mum, is