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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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  • Diwali.

    Diwali

    by Asha Patel

    This third-person recount, set in New Zealand, describes an Indian girl’s experience of the five-day festival of Diwali. 

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

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    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2006

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  • Camouflage.

    Camouflage

    by Andrew Gunn

    This non-fiction text describes what camouflage is and provides several examples of creatures that use it. The ideas in this book build on the ideas about camouflage in the shared book "Stick Insects".

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Non-fiction

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    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Bubbles

    Bubbles

    by Dot Meharry

    illustrated by Fraser Williamson

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

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Category: Fiction

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    Publication date: January 2000

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  • At the beach.

    At the Beach

    by Janice Marriott

    illustrated by Polina Outkina

    In this story, a family finds some interesting items at the beach, including a shell that wobbles! Students will enjoy the surprise at the end. 

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Science

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Honey makers.

    Honeymakers

    by Leigh Barrie

    This text explains how bees make honey and how beekeepers collect it. Students will be intrigued by the processes that produce this food item.

    Orange 1

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Stuck.

    Stuck!

    by Jack Gabolinscy

    illustrated by Denise Durkin

    Isabella has lost her tennis ball down a hole, and no one seems to be able to help – so Isabella comes up with her own clever solution.

    Orange 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2006

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  • The moon.

    The Moon (from Night is a Blanket)

    by Emily Dickinson

    photograph by John Drummond

    This short lyrical poem evokes images of the changing moon. 

    Gold 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2008

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  • Wheke.

    Wheke

    by Sean O’Connor

    illustrated by Vaughan Flanagan

    In this narrative, Martin feels uneasy about getting too close to the octopus at the marine laboratory, but after he spends more time there, he manages to overcome his fears.

    Gold 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Matariki.

    Matariki

    by Waitangi Teepa

    illustrated by Thaw Naing

    This report first explains some of the stories and beliefs associated with Matariki, the Màori New Year, especially its links to the stars. It then describes some of the ways that Matariki is celebrated.

    Gold 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Wheels cover image.

    Wheels

    by Bronwen Wall

    This non-fiction text makes connections to students’ everyday experiences of using wheels. It also explores the history of wheels, how wheels work, and some different sorts of wheels, providing many “stepping-off points” for further reading and investigation. 

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Technology

    Category: Non-fiction

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    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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