Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Kākano | Seed
- Consonant digraphs
- Short vowels
- Single consonants
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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
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
Pop, Pop in the Pot
Nat is at home with Mum and Dad. Mum and Dad are doing housework in the kitchen while cooking some popcorn. Oh no, there might be a bit too much popcorn in the pot!
Focus sounds: Mm Dd Pp Tt Ss a e o
New high utility words: sees, the, off, says, stop, of
Tāne and the Bug
Tāne is excited to bring his favourite objects to kura, so that he can show his friends. It might not be such a good idea for Nat to open the jar with the bug in it though!
Focus sounds: Cc Ll Bb Nn Gg i u
New high utility words: Tāne, kura, has, look, out, into, ka pai
Previously used high utility words: a, the, Nat, is
Nan in a Net
Tāne is going eeling with Nan down by the awa. Nan has to get up early so she takes a nap, but she will need to watch out for Tāne and his net!
Focus sounds: Cc Ll Bb Nn Ss Ii Uu
New high utility words: go, to, awa, me, tugs
Previously used high utility words: is, Tāne, says, no, the, a, out
Rat on the Rug
Nat and Tāne are having a picnic at Nat’s house. What is that under the rug?
Focus sounds: Ss Ff Gg Rr
New high utility word: they
Previously used high utility words: Tāne the, a, is, sees
Weka Gets Wet
It’s a hot day down by the awa and we meet Weka looking to get out of the sun. Tuna helps Weka cool down, but Weka is not impressed.
Focus sounds: Ww Hh Kk
New high utility words: Weka, waka, Tuna
Previously used high utility words: The, a, he, sees, is, go
Weka in the Shed
Weka is feeling a bit hungry today. The farmers shed looks like it might have some snacks just for Weka. Weka needs to be quick before the farmer comes back!
Focus sounds: Sh Ck
New high utility words: I, open, by, puku, yum
Previously used high utility words: Weka, sees, a, his, is, the, out, of
It is night-time in the bush and everyone is out enjoying the darkness. Not everyone is happy about all the noise.
Focus sounds: Ch Ng
New high utility words: Ruru, Huhu, dark, have, be, said
Previously used high utility words: Weka, the, he, his, into, a, says, needs, they
Huhu in the Mud
Huhu is out getting some exercise as he jogs through the bush. Oh no! Huhu wasn’t looking where he was going and now he is stuck in the mud. Who can help?
Focus sounds: Th Jj
New high utility words: likes, can’t
Previously used high utility words: Huhu, into, to, the, he, out, I, a, says, Ruru, of, ka pai