Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Māhuri | Sapling
- Vowel digraphs
- Complex morphemes
19 items - Showing 1 - 10
Rain is a Pain
The rain is a pain for Ruru but Frog needs the rain.
Focus sounds: -ai
Target decodable words: pain, wait(s), complain, rain(ing)
Splashing in the Stream
Ruru is out at night. He finds Frog and the froglets are out at night having fun in the stream.
Focus sounds: -ea
Target decodable words: beams, stream, sneaks, team, leap, leaf, neat, teach, cheat
New high utility words: how, close, froglets
It is sports day at kura. The kids encourage each other to do their best.
Focus sound: -ing
Target decodable words: flapping, huffing, puffing, clapping, jumping, tripping, running, feeling
New high utility words: love, sports, kia kaha, trying, going, oh
The kea chicks like to get up to mischief on the farm, until they come to Ram.
Focus sounds: -ay
Target decodable words: play, today, stay, away, okay, clay, yay, hay, sprays, tray, say(s)
New high utility words: Kea, said, do
The Best Place to Rest
Tūī is looking for the best place to live. What is the best place for Tūī?
Focus sounds: Revision
Target decodable words: stream, laid, dark, getting, leaf, tucked, starts
New high utility words: Pāpā, look(s/ed)
Everyone wants to float on Weka’s boat, but can everyone fit on it?
Focus sounds: -oa
Target decodable words: float(s/ing), boat, moans, boasts, soaked, load
New high utility words: told, okay, afloat
Flax on the Farm
Weka finds Tūī in the flax. Weka is surprised to find that not only does Tūī sing, but Tūī helps flax to grow.
Focus sounds: -ar
Target decodable words: darts, far, starts, star, smart, sharp, hard, farm
New high utility words: pollen, grow
Hide and Seek
Tahi, rua, toru… it’s time to play hide and seek. Where is Sam hiding?
Focus sounds: -ou
Target decodable words: counts, shouts, around, out, found, outside, sound, crouched, ground, couch, ouch
New high utility words: hears, ready, tahi, rua, toru, come
Lurking in the Dark
It is getting dark and time for Weka to go home. On the way, Weka meets lots of other characters who are awake at night.
Focus sounds: -ur
Target decodable words: lurking, turn(s), burns, fur, surfing, unfurls, curl(s)
New high utility words: campfire, doing, down
Nat's First Game
Nat is excited about her first game of football.
Focus sounds: -ir
Target decodable words: first, shirt, birds, girl, chirp, dirt, squirt(s/ing), firm, third
New high utility words: goal, blowing, football, ball, falls, goes, wants